Historic Sixth Street mural

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Historic Sixth Street mural

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The “Historic Sixth Street” mural is at the gateway to the famous street with all the live music and bars. It is right off of the corner of Sixth St. and the Southbound Interstate 35 access road.
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What everyone knows

It is one of dozens of colorful and popular photo stops of Austin street art.

What they don't tell you

It was designed & painted by Sanctuary Printshop in 2012 as an homage to Austin as the live music capital of the world.

Do it like a local

Try this! I like to stand beneath the “Don’t Mess With Texas” part of the sign, while blocking out the word “Texas” with my very own smug mug.

For the History Buffs

As the mural states, 6th Street is truly historic. The nine-block area of East Sixth Street roughly between Lavaca Street to the west and Interstate 35 to the east is recognized as the “Sixth Street Historic District” and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. “Dirty Sixth” as it is locally known, is also home to fun annual events such as the Pecan Street Festival and the Republic of Texas Biker Rally, and also plays host to the infamous South by Southwest Music & Film Festival. What I love about it is that it boasts all the things that make my city great, from its historic past to its live music scene. It’s a must-see stop for all Austin newbies and makes for a great social-media-worthy photo op.
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