By Craig Forster.
Picture this – I, your beloved moderator and resident photographer, am taking a sneaky back road to my favorite coffee shop when I drive past an empty lot completely full of street art. After recovering from nearly crashing my car from rubbernecking (and getting my morning dose of caffeine) I returned to take photos and learn what it’s all about.
The Local to Global Outdoor Gallery Project is the largest outdoor gallery mural project in Austin. It’s sponsored by the HOPE Campaign, a non-profit which aims to involve artists in supporting social projects around the world.
The sneaky back road in question is the section of Baylor Street that runs Cheapos Records (which is another fantastic collection of street art in it’s own right), and it’s definitely worth a trip over to have a look. The feature piece is a giant 7-piece OBEY installation which was installed during SXSW this year.
It also contains a number of other pieces both large and small, from a giant grasshopper to an angry little robot chasing a cupcake.
So browse the gallery below, get your collective asses over there to check it out, and support the HOPE Campaign.