There so many things I love about Austin, but one of my favorite things Austin has to offer is the amazing street art. People come from all over to see the creative wall art done by talented local artists. I’ve been wanting to do a mural tour for years now – and when I saw my friend and fellow creative Carrie Colbert’s Austin Mural Tour I was so inspired!
Carrie Colbert of carriecolbert.com is an inspiring women who started the “More Color, Please” movement, a movement focused on adding color back into every aspect of life.
After 17 years working in the energy industry, Carrie left the corporate world behind to embrace her creative side. In addition to being an author, investor in numerous female-founded businesses, and a champion for multiple philanthropic causes, Carrie also is a proud mom to her daughter Elle.
Wall 1: Love is the Question Love in the Answer Mural
Location: 1115 W. Lynn St., Austin, TX 78703
Wall 2: Colorful Stripes House at 508 Tequila Bar
Location: 508 E. 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Carrie’s Note: Colorful stripes and tequila? A winning combination! Stop by this laid back tequila bar for a drink and photos.
Wall 3: Blue and White Diagonal Stripes
Location: 1500 W. North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
Carries Note: Wall is very tall and design wraps around the building. You’ll find these fun stripes on the north and west sides of the building.
Wall 4: Purple Stripes at Parts & Labour
Location: 1704 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Carries Note: Note: Sadly, this business has now been demolished for a new development. Nevertheless, we had to include it, as it was a favorite of ours from the Austin wall scene.
Since its re-development, you will still find amazing wall art in this location. We stopped by to see the new art work that has since be created. The wall has many different sections with different color stories throughout
Wall 5: Yum, Fresh mural at Steel City Pops
Location: 3001 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
Carries Note: Particularly during the hot summer months, you’ll find a snack at Steel City Pops especially refreshing! Wall faces south, so it’s often in sun, but that only enhances the summery feel of the location.
Wall 7: Heart Wall at Jack and Lola
Location: 503 W. Mary St, Austin, TX 78704
Carries Note: These colorful hearts aren’t a huge wall, but it’s a fun small vignette worth checking out.
For more inspiration from Carrie follow her on Instagram @carriec.