Hope Outdoor Gallery – Austin, TX

by Krista Shows

A look at the Hope Outdoor Gallery, graffiti park in Austin, TX…

A contractor started building an apartment building at this site. When the inspector came to inspect he condemned it, saying, “This is not a safe place to build.” The contractor left the site and it evolved into the graffiti park, Hope Outdoor Gallery.


Krista Shows

Krista Shows is an artist based in the Mississippi Delta. She holds a bachelors degree with specializations in apparel and textile design, anthropology, and communication from Mississippi State University. Krista has lived here and there, including: Los Angeles, CA, Big Island – Hawai’i, Asheville, NC, and in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest. Krista derives uncontrollable pleasure from the natural world, adventure, community, music, and sleeping outside.