HOPE outdoor art and graffiti gallery opening this summer in East Austin

The HOPE Outdoor Gallery is being constructed in East Austin and will open this summer. (Courtesy HOPE Outdoor Gallery)
The HOPE Outdoor Gallery is being constructed in East Austin and will open this summer. (Courtesy HOPE Outdoor Gallery)

The HOPE Outdoor Gallery is being constructed in East Austin and will open this summer. (Courtesy HOPE Outdoor Gallery)

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The gallery will include wall art and murals as well as a retail and service component. (Rendering courtesy HOPE Outdoor Gallery)
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The HOPE Outdoor Gallery is being built to spell the work "hope" when viewed overhead. (Rendering courtesy HOPE Outdoor Gallery)
HOPE Outdoor Gallery—which previously oversaw the Graffiti Park in Central Austin from 2011-19—is set to open its new park and cultural center this summer in East Austin.

HOPE Outdoor Gallery will feature murals by local artists, technology displays and sculptures, gardens and an apiary, according to a March 31 news release about the project.

The gallery will also include retail and community spaces. Food and beverages will be sold at the gallery, while repurposed and renovated shipping containers will be used as gallery spaces for local artists and office spaces for nonprofits and service organizations.

Located on a 17.7-acre property on Dalton Lane near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the park was made with sustainability in mind, utilizing reused building materials found on the site to create walls to display art, according to the news release. The gallery also uses solar installations, rainwater collection and will display 3-D sculptures created with recycled materials.

The project initially broke ground in 2019 but was delayed due to the ongoing pandemic, according to the release. An official opening date, hours of operation and park programs will be announced in the coming months.

More information can be found at www.hopeoutdoorgallery.com.
By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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