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Interested in an art adventure? Waco has some great murals for selfie and group photos. Several have interesting backstories.
Blek le Rat Waco Treasure Hunt
Six stencil-based characters designed and painted by the Parisian street artist “Blek le Rat”, November 2018.
Behind the Art – read this great Waco Tribune-Herald article about the artist and the artwork. https://www.wacotrib.com/news/downtown_waco/french-street-artist-blek-le-rat-to-paint-waco-walls/article_fee76b1d-9cce-507f-9d2a-86c36c4d4430.html
And check out this blog post from Creative Waco https://www.creativewaco.org/blog/2018/11/22/rtrej9nnr2wz21r9l9d6h8itjcdt8k
- Violinist: Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits (front entrance), 508 Austin Ave.
- Selfie-Rat: Cultivate 7Twelve (The Undercroft), 712 Austin Ave.
- Young Chopin: Waco Running Company (wall of the parking lot), 700 Franklin Ave.
- In Honor of Kurt Kaiser: Apex Coffee Roasters (wall facing Guess Family BBQ), 324 South 6th St.
- Blek le Rat’s Selfie Rat is located at Cultivate 7Twelve (The Undercroft) on 712 Austin Ave.
- Young Picasso: Art Center of Waco (north wall), 701 South 8th St.
- Victor Hugo: Brotherwell Brewing (south entrance), 400 East Bridge St.
1,000 Hopes for Waco
2018, This mural was painted as part of a summer ArtPrenticeship program.
315 S University Parks Dr.
https://www.creativewaco.org/1000-hopes-for-waco /– The story of a community inspired.
Designed by David Lowenstien. Funded by Mid America Arts Alliance, and painted in 2011.
901 Elm Ave. At the corner of Elm Ave and Spring St. on the side of the East Waco Library.
Part of the Mid-American Mural Project, each brushstroke helps to tell the story of the history of East Waco. midamericamuralproject.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-completed-east-waco-mural.html
Dear Waco, We Love You
926 La Salle Ave.
On the side of Boho Buffalo and is visible from La Salle.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ira Watkins, 2005
Accessible from Martin Luther King Jr Park right next to the Suspension Bridge.
Jenny Jameson, 2010
1000 Columbus Ave. At the corner of 10th St. and Columbus Ave.
Mick Burson, 2014
808 Austin Ave. On the side of the building occupied by Hey Sugar.
Mike Trozzo, 2013
508 Austin Ave. You’ll have to go to the rooftop deck at Dichotomy to see the whole thing.
You Look Nice Today Wacotown
Binty Bint, 2014
115 N. 7th St. Visible from Washington Ave. On the backside of the building.
Wacotown/City & Neighbor
@wacotown collective, 2012
217 S. 4th St. Visible from Franklin Ave. at 4th St. This might technically be 2 murals in 1. It started out as just the Wacotown mural in the months leading up to the first home game at Baylor’s McLane Stadium.
City with a Soul
Behind The Findery off 8th & Webster.
My Greatest Find
On the side of Savage Finds, 324 S 6th St.
Dr Pepper Mural
300 S 5th St. At the Dr Pepper Museum, inside the courtyard.
712 Austin Ave. (back patio)
720 Franklin Ave.
Revival Eastside Eatery
704 Elm Ave.
Brotherwell Brewing Mural
400 E. Bridge St.
Waco Tours Mercantile
215 S University Parks Dr. Suite #104 (inside)
Greetings from Waco
Columbus Ave. at 8th St.
Each One, Reach One, Teach One
Chesley Smith, 2005
718 Elm Ave. At the corner of Elm Ave. and Turner St.
Cast Thy Burden Upon the Lord
418 Elm Ave. At the corner of Elm Ave. and Dallas St.
On the side of Barnett’s Pub at 5th &Franklin
At the silos, 6th & Webster, one on the side of the bakery, and one on the outside side of Magnolia Market.
Waco Ale Murals
806 Austin Ave. You’ll find the art on both the outside and inside of the building.
Unknown Russian Artist
Behind the Praetorian building off 6th and Franklin
St. Francis Murals
601 N.4th St. Behind St. Francis Catholic Church, accessible from 4th St.
On the backside / Fort Ave. side of Antioch Church. 505 N 20th St.
901 N. 26th St. On the side of Salinas Garage. Visible from the corner of N. 26th St. and Grim Ave.
Mission Waco Clothesline
Mission Waco Clothesline 1817 Franklin Ave.
Mission Waco Youth Center
1305 N 15th St.
Mission Waco Children’s Center
1525 West Ave.
300 S 6th St. Visible from the parking lot.
1125 S 8th S.
Waco Running Company
700 Franklin Ave.
Inside the entrance to Stone Hearth Indian Café, 506 Austin Ave.
Inside Stone Hearth Indian Café, 506 Austin Ave.
4th & Austin on the side of TrueLove Bar
Hecho en Waco
Near 6th &* Mary, on the 6th St side of the restaurant.
Kirkpatrick & Witt Balloons
On the Franklin side of Kirkpatrick & Witt Furniture at 6th& Franklin.
1625 Austin Ave. On the side of the building.
Coach’s XXX BBQ patio. 4th & Austin.
On the side of Schmatz’s Sandwich Shoppe, near 5th & Franklin.
1015 S Jack Kultgen Expy (inside)
900 Degree Pizza
315 S University Parks Dr. #100 (inside)
Waco Ale Co.
806 Austin Ave. Look for fun murals inside and out.
1100 LaSalle Ave.
N. 25th Avenue & Grim Ave.
1715 LaSalle Ave.
1715 LaSalle Ave.
941 Lake Air Dr.
Twisted Root 801 S 2nd St.
1924 N Valley Mills Dr.
126 Hood St.
At the corner of Elm Ave. and Hood St.
810 Elm Ave.
This one is slightly obscured by a tree. You’ll have to get out of the car to get a good look at it.
937 Taylor St.
At the corner of Taylor St. and Cherry St.
711 Linn St.
Visible from E. Waco Dr., between Linn St. and Houston St.
628 N. 15th St.
At the corner of 15th St. and Sanger Ave., facing Sanger. Not too far from Harp Design Co., for all of you Fixer Upper fans.
2115 Franklin Ave.
On the side of O.G. Customs. Partially visible from Franklin Ave.
1401 N. 34th St. At the corner of 34th St. and Brook Cir.
600 Columbus Ave. #106 (inside)
We are working to obtain and display photos of as many Waco murals as possible. We have started with those in East Waco: