Austin is a city that has long been considered a little off-center. But you don’t know the true extent of Austin’s eccentricity until you lay your eyes on Austin yard art.
You see, a lot of folks in Austin have a propensity for exuberant personal expression through the display of outlandish objects on their yards. Trust me, a pink flamingo or a garden troll is nothing to these people.
If you want to do your own tour of Austin’s ‘Art Yards’ there is a art yard community web site which, while a little dated, will point you in the right direction. If you are ready to start your own yard art collection, check out Fortney’s Eclectic Home Furnishings. Fortney’s sells some real treasures, like a twenty-foot tall wind chime and a bronze praying mantis big enough to eat your beagle.
Austin yard art is totally bizarre, but also somehow oddly endearing. That said, if I was living next door to one of these creative exhibitions, I wouldn’t be so sanguine. I would be panicked about my home value.
Lets face it. Austin yard art defies description. So take a digital walk through Global Gallop’s Austin Yard Art Gallery and witness the city’s lawn-based lunacy for yourself.