My first time walking through the Deep Ellum neighborhood was on the way to eat BBQ (@ Pecan Lodge, 10/10 would eat again). One of my coworkers told me that I seemed amazed at everything, which pretty accurately described me as I oggled at the awesome murals on the buildings all around me. I knew that at some point I had to return to this neighborhood to snap proper pictures!
So a couple of weeks ago, I dragged Christina back to Deep Ellum with me. In addition to a few familiar murals, I also discovered tons of new ones:
A lot of the art had the artist’s Instagram and Facebook handles sprayed on. I guess that’s the new way of signing your work now. I’d really like to know if there was some kind of event where they invited artists to draw on these walls? Because these look legit – definitely not graffiti randomly sprayed on there.
This one was one of my favorites:
Then right next to it was this, which another close favorite:
I’m also fascinated by how art can give character and new life to an area that looks in shambles. Like this, for example:
I’ve become interested in urban photography since living in St. Louis. Anyone in Dallas know of good places?
We were eventually joined by Vicky and Jeremy, who also unwittingly became my model:
Of course you can find a tribute to our wonderful state no matter where you go:
Where else have you seen really cool graffiti?
Thanks for reading!