Deep Ellum's rich cultural ties and artistic roots has made it a mecca for all things urban art.
Posted on Jun 10, 2017 By Ashley Turner
Just east of Downtown Dallas, Deep Ellum has quickly become a hotspot for those looking to jam out to the live music, enjoy dinner with friends or capture the perfect picture at one of the many murals that are scattered throughout the neighborhood.
Through a special initiative led by 42 Real Estate owner, Scott Rohrman, Deep Ellum has quickly resurfaced in the arts community, creating murals by locals and national artists. The 42 Murals project has inspired other artists to showcase their work on the walls all around Dallas.
With our shoelaces tied tight and our phones dialed into Instagram, we set out to discover the most unique murals around. Here's a look at what we saw along the way, including a few spots that you may have never seen before.
Michael McPheeters', Deep Elm, connects Dallas' storied past to the future. You'll find a roaring steam engine on one end while a spaceship is being launched on the other. If you look closely, visitors will find one local legend that goes by "Keyboard Bob".
We can't confirm or deny the subject behind Deep Rawlins but something tells us we may have met Mr. Clean's hipper younger brother.
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto! Strike a pose with a family of colorful robots that have found a home off of Hickory St. and Trunk Ave.
- Unknown Title/Artist
- 3421 Hickory Street
This may be the only stampede you'll gladly jump into! We love the soft tones that make up this larger-than-life image of an elephant herd that completely covers the Brake & Clutch building.
This patriotic homage to the red, white and blue is worthy of a selfie during the goldest of hours.
- Unknown Title/Artist
- 2800 Commerce Street
It was the punch heard 'round the ballpark! Things got heated quick after Nolan Ryan struck Robin Ventura with a beanball. Ventura charged the mound but wound up in a headlock that will forever live in Texas Ranger baseball history.
- Izk Davies
- 2724 Elm Street
Considered one of the greatest power forwards of all time, Dirk is a living legend here in Dallas after carrying the team to a historic NBA Championship in 2011. At 19-feet-high and 53-feet wide, this is a must for any die-hard Dallas Mavericks fan. Find this mural on the wall of the Mavs Gaming facility.
Are you feeling a little lovey-dovey? This popular mural has continued to be a hot spot for art lovers everywhere.
- Artist Unknown
- 2912 Elm Street
No selfie tour is complete without stopping at our VisitDallas mural. This incredible mural features some of the most well-known spots in Dallas. From Reunion Tower to Deep Ellum's very own Traveling Man, this mural proves that everything is bigger in Texas.
- VisitDallas mural by Tex & Sergio with special contributors, Meredith White & Brynner Aldrich
- 2914 Commerce Street