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Austin Love Notes

Take a walk past Austin's iconic street art celebrating love and heartbreak

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Love isn't hard to find, if you know where to look. If you need a little help, we've provided a map to the street art of love and heartbreak in Austin's urban landscape. 

Federico’s “Til Death Do Us Part” stenciled mural.

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Looking for love? You can find it scrawled on the Castle Hill permission wall more than a few times.  

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Judging from the well-worn hole in the grass generated by the sheer numbers of people who stand on the same spot to get photos taken, this affection themed mural is loved.

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A short but reassuring dispatch on the side of The Eastern bar.

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A winged centaur falls in love with music with some help from cupid, also by Federico.

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A bit presumptuous, and hopefully untrue, for everybody.

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Dancing couple by “Boxer.” Take a look around the rest of the Urban Market parking lot to see more of his work.

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Heart and egg filled chickens (of course, don’t all chickens have a heart and or eggs in them?) by U.K. artist Binty Bint.

Photo by Ann Armstrong
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A recent addition to the side of the Metrocycle Pedicab building in East Austin.

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An internal manifestation of love, written in cursive.

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Ivan Garth Johnson memorial.

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A call out to a fiery affair between two 19th century French poets.

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A graphic exploration of light heartedness.

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Hard to read due to the passing of time, but if you look carefully you can see: “The only magic I believe in is love.”

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For the love of purple elephants.

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Tre Arenz memorial, a piece of public art composed of the Arenz's own collection of heart shaped stones.

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Puppy love: “And only in the softest roughened furrows of her neck could he find a place to tell her goodbye.”

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Another one of Austin’s most loved works of art/sanctioned graffiti — something we’ve likely all likely felt and articulated at some point in time.

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Dawana Lord memorial.