Murals

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Interested in an art adventure? Waco has some great murals for selfie and group photos. Several have interesting backstories. Some are commercial business names. Those are indicated with an asterisk (* = Commercial mural).

Blek le Rat Waco Treasure Hunt

Six stencil-based characters designed and painted by Parisian street artist “Blek le Rat”, November 2018.

Behind the Art – read this great Waco Tribune Herald article about the artist and the art work. 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 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.

Storytellers

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. Usually you can walk right up to it. Clearly visible from the Riverwalk on the University Parks side.

Starry Night

Jenny Jameson, 2010

1000 Columbus Ave. At the corner of 10th St. and Columbus Ave.

Abstract

Mick Burson, 2014

808 Austin Ave. On the side of the building occupied by Hey Sugar. 

Dichotomy Rooftop

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 back side 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. 

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.

WACO

On the side of Barnett’s Pub at 5th &Franklin

Magnolia*

At the silos, 6th & Webster, one on the side of the bakery, and one on the outside side of Magnolia Market.

Praetorian Mural

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.

Jesus

On the back side / Fort Ave. side of Antioch Church. 505 N 20th St.

Buffalo

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.

Grow Strong

300 S 6th St. Visible from the parking lot.

Heritage Creamery*

1125 S 8th S.

Waco Running Company*

700 Franklin Ave.

Stone Hearth*

Inside the entrance to Stone Hearth Indian Café, 506 Austin Ave.

Hands*

Inside Stone Hearth Indian Café, 506 Austin Ave.

TrueLove Bar*

4th & Austin on the side of TrueLove Bar

Hecho en Waco*

Near 6th &* Mary, on the 6th St side of the restaurant.

Kirkpatrick & Witt Baloons*

On the Franklin side of Kirkpatrick & Witt Furniture at 6th& Franklin.

Texas*

Coach’s XXX BBQ patio. 4th & Austin.

Schmatltz’s Mural*

On the side of Schmatz’s Sandwich Shoppe, near 5th & Franklin.

McGregor

400 S. Main St., McGregor. Visible from Main St. and 4th St. in McGregor. Not too far from the Magnolia Bed and Breakfast for all you Fixer Upper fans.

Impact Nutrition*

1100 LaSalle Ave.

Seasons/Squares

N. 25th Avenue & Grim Ave.

Papa Approves

1715 LaSalle Ave.

Junky Monkey*

1715 LaSalle Ave.

Harold Waite’s*

941 Lake Air Dr.

Aliens*

Twisted Root 801 S 2nd St.

Shipley’s Donuts*

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.

Brookview Hills

1401 N. 34th St. At the corner of 34th St. and Brook Cir.