A Creative Breakdown

Demolition of Graffiti Park


Alexandra Garza, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Austin, Texas, also known as “The Live Music Capital of the World”, has many attractions for visitors to explore like the 360 Bridge, The Capitol, Lady Bird Lake, Zilker Park and more, but there is one attraction has caught many hearts of Texans, HOPE Outdoor Gallery, (AKA Graffiti Park,) located at Castle Hill.

The HOPE Outdoor Gallery is an educational project that is managed by the non-profit HOPE Events. It was officially launched in March 2011. It was being creative during SXSW 2011. With the help of the OBEY Crew, they put the largest outdoor gallery mural project in Austin Texas. The mural features giant LP covers of the record format from a Shepard’s exhibition, Revolution.

Sometime around January 29 to January 31, 2018, The Historic Landmark Commission approved for the demolition of HOPE. But there is no need to say goodbye forever to HOPE, because our beloved street art gallery will be relocating later in the year. HOPE’s new home is going to be located at Carson Creek Ranch near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, allotting six acres for approximately 48,570 square feet of extended wall space for artists.  HOPE Outdoor Galley will be remain open till sometime in June.