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If you’re on social media – and who isn’t? You’ll no doubt find yourself on the hunt for some great selfie spots on your travels.
Here in Galveston, there’s no shortage of Insta-worthy selfie backgrounds – from sunsets on the beach, boats on the harbor, the iconic Pleasure Pier and more. There’s also a wealth of fun, eclectic public murals throughout the island, perfect for adding to your photo collection.
pictured: Galveston's vibrant murals
Reminiscent of an old-fashioned postcard, this mural sums up all Galveston has to offer. All it’s missing is you! Galveston artist Gabriel Prusmak painted this beauty in 2016. The mural was commissioned by the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Location: Menard Park, 28th & Seawall Blvd.
If you love turtles, you’ll love this one. Sea Turtles depicts each of the five sea turtles species that visit the Gulf of Mexico – the green sea turtle, the loggerhead, the hawksbill, the leatherback and Kemp’s ridley. The mural, painted by Gabriel Prusmak, was commissioned by the Turtle Island Restoration Network and funded through a generous donation by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.
Reminiscent of an old-fashioned postcard, this mural sums up all Galveston has to offer.
Location: Stewart Beach Pavilion
Sometimes, we could all use a hug. This mural upstairs at the pavilion at Stewart Beach serves to do just that. Position yourself in the pelican’s wing and snap your pic. Gabriel Prusmak painted this mural in 2020. The United Way of Galveston County commissioned the work to encourage residents to complete the census.
Location: 22nd & Postoffice
A team of Galveston artists spent months completing this whimsical mural in historic downtown Galveston. The central character is the Be Kind bee, spreading the idea of kindness for locals and visitors alike. Images that hearken the Giving Tree characters, plus interactive designs – you can spread your wings like a butterfly or hold an umbrella under the raindrops – are all on display here.
Position yourself in the pelican’s wing and snap your pic.
Location: Seawall Boulevard from 27th to 30th streets
This 2.4-mile mural was conceived and designed by Peter Davis, Galveston Island Beach Patrol Chief, and executed by volunteers under local and regional artists' supervision. Scenes depict marine life, birds, and images of Galveston attractions. It’s one of the longest murals in the world!
Plan a Galveston Mural Tour for your next visit to town.
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