Aerial photo of HOPE Outdoor Gallery
The original HOPE Outdoor Gallery was located on Baylor Street and launched in March 2010 at “The Foundation.” The Foundation was a failed condo development from the 1980s that had been left underdeveloped until Andi Scull, the HOPE Campaign Executive Producer at the time, transformed the failed development into a temporary art installation. It was developed to provide muralist, street artists, art education classes and community groups with a space to display outdoor public art. With the help of contemporary artist Shepard Fairey they installed the first mural installation of which would be the first of thousands that would grace those walls.
Over the next ten years the HOPE Outdoor Gallery would witness hundreds of artists paint those walls, see the next generation of artists emerge, provide art education classes and a space for community groups to display outdoor art driven by inspirational, positive, and educational messaging. During this time the art park became an Austin destination, bringing together artists, families, students, activists and tourists alike. It became a creative heaven where no matter your skill level you have a safe place to practice your craft or witness creativity in action.
Shepard Fairey Obey Installation
HOPE Outdoor Gallery at Sunset
Photo of "The Foundation"
Close Up of "The Foundation"