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Street art is everywhere you look in many hip Dallas neighborhoods, but it didn’t start that way. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, street art, graffiti, and murals began to appear in the cityscapes of New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. It didn’t hit Dallas until the late ’80s and early’ 90s, but was limited to the hip neighborhood of Deep Ellum. Now that is no longer true and in Trinity Groves, The Design District and Bishop Arts you can find a lot of great street art, and Bishop Arts has the best. All along Jefferson Boulevard, West Davis Street, and Bishop Avenue, you’ll see Oak Cliff’s magnificent art scene. There are two murals, one on Bishop Avenue by Selena Quintanilla-Perez, the queen of music from Tejano. Also, murals of two Oak Cliff icons, Yvonne Craig aka Batgirl from Adam West next to Emporium Pies and the rebellious couple OG Bonnie and Clyde on Davis Street. There is a large black and white room called “CACTEX” on West Davis Street in homage to the Tex-Mex scene and culture of the area and Texas. The Cultural Icon Graveyard is located on Commerce Street and features the famous Dallas and Texans. If you just want people to know where you are, head to Jefferson Boulevard for a photo in front of the “Dallas, where are you?” mural on the side of the Boost Mobile building. If you post on social media, don’t forget to @ artists, many of whom have their social media manager names on their work.


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