Jump for joy and say cheese in front of the colorful pattern of the River Oaks Shopping Center mural.

Located behind the eponymous shopping center facing Pedan Street, the technicolor mural if the perfect backdrop for guests looking to snag that first photo of your new outfit after shopping ’til you drop nearby. 

The work of muralist “Mr.D 1987” Boileau of Eyeful Art Murals and Design (@mrd1987), the French American’s colorful work can be attributed to his influences from the American Pop Art and graffiti movement of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.

If you dig his work, be sure to check out his award-winning Preservons la Creation, the biggest mural in the history of Houston (9,750 square feet), which Boileau completed in May 2014.

Before You Visit

Budding photogs should note that though the parking is free the lots fill up extremely fast and parking in this area generally tends to be in-demand.

While you’re there, be sure to check out other area favorites and must-dos. There are plenty of other parks, bars, restaurants and more, just waiting to be discovered around the corner.

River Oaks Shopping Center Mural

  • Location: 2030 W. Gray Street, Houston, TX 77019
  • Best Time to Photograph: Arguably, the best time to photograph the mural is in the early morning around sunup.
  • Parking: Free street and lot parking is available in the surrounding area. Photogs and visitors alike should note that this is a very busy area. Though the parking is free the lots fill up extremely fast and parking generally tends to always be in demand.
Photo: 365 Houston