Farewell, HOPE Outdoor Gallery (for now)

I’m sad to report that the HOPE Outdoor Gallery is closing today. This popular graffiti park was open for eight years on an abandoned condo site at Baylor and 11th Streets. Condos are finally being built there—not surprising since that view of the Austin skyline is spectacular. The gallery is being relocated to Carson Creek Ranch, about 10 miles from downtown near the Austin Bergstrom airport. Construction is already underway, and a summer 2019 opening is planned.

The HOPE Outdoor Gallery was one of my favorite places to take out-of-town visitors. I visited a few weeks ago to take some final photographs of the downtown site…

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