Art imitates life in Pearland’s collection of colorful murals, which have been popping up all over the city for the last decade. Termed “Art on the Go” by the town, these murals are easy to check out as you explore Pearland by car, bike, or foot—and you’ll definitely want to check them out to snap a few photos in front of these naturally vibrant backdrops. The city’s most iconic and recognizable mural spells out “Pearland” in giant block letters across one full exterior wall. The images around and within the letters sum up what Pearland is all about in a radiant tribute to the old railway town turned sprawling metropolis.
King’s Biergarten & Restaurant, a Pearland favorite, pays tribute to the owner’s heritage with its two-story outdoor mural portraying a happy, bustling street scene in Austria. Inside the restaurant itself, you can find more murals promoting the traditional German food and drink that are King’s claim to fame. Inside the new Delores Fenwick Nature Center, where visitors learn about Pearland’s native plants and animals, illustrations of hopping frogs and baby alligators line the walls, creating a mural that demonstrates the city’s devotion to nature. Another mural to visit is at The Drink Station, presenting a boldly colorful depiction of the owner’s vision for the specialty drink shop, which he hopes will serve as a creative outlet for the Pearland community.