The HOPE Outdoor Gallery (HOG) is a three-story community "paint park" project located at 11th & Baylor St. in the downtown Austin/Clarksville neighborhood.
Known historically as “the Foundation,” this community art project was ofﬁcially introduced to the community as the HOPE Outdoor Gallery (HOG) in March 2011 with the help of artist Shepard Fairey and Obey Giant Art. It is one of the largest outdoor galleries in the USA and was developed to provide muralists, street artists and community groups the opportunity to display large scale art pieces driven by inspirational, positive & educational messaging.
Currently it is recognized as one of the Top 10 tourist destinations in Austin and is visited regularly by up to 100 people per day. Over the past three years the purpose of this “Paint Park” project has broadened based on the response from families, community members and other artists within the Creative Class. It has become an inspirational and creative destination for all that come to visit.
HOG will use the Awesome Foundation's $1000 grant to create and install a recycled aerosol can fence program that will act as an ongoing interactive educational element for participating artists, community residents and every day tourists.
Funded by Austin, TX (June 2014)