Hearts of the East Side - Walking Tour

For this project, eleven different local artists created a heart sculpture that represents the traditions and charm of the East Austin culture. Commissioned by the East César Chávez Merchants Association and Souly ATX, these designs range in medium, inspiration, and style. Spanning for a mile stretch, the hearts sit at various East Austin business locations.
We have created this walking tour, with this interactive map for reference, for you to take in the Hearts of the East Side project. At each heart, you will see a sign with a QR code. Scan the code for your full virtual walking tour experience.
With this walking tour, we hope you stop and appreciate each heart while learning of its meaning, take a picture or two, and enjoy some East Side food and beverages along the way.

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Start your walking tour at Heart #1, located at 911 E Cesar Chavez St.


Kicking the tour off right, make your way to 1010 E Cesar Chavez St. Grab a refreshing beverage. From coffee, a glass of wine, to an ice cold beer, there's plenty of options to choose from here.


Continue on to Heart #2, located at 1102 E Cesar Chavez St.


Stroll onward to Heart #3, located at 1200 E Cesar Chavez St.


Keep walking and you'll find yourself at Heart #4, located at 1407 E Cesar Chavez St.


Take a break from walking and make your way to 1510 E Cesar Chavez St. Enjoy a wide variety of drafts, crafts, and eats at this East Side spot.


Getting back to it, find Heart #5 at 1607 E Cesar Chavez St.


A little ways down on your route, you'll find Heart #6 at 1703 E Cesar Chavez St.


Keep walking and you'll find yourself at Heart #7, sitting at 1717 E Cesar Chavez St.


A short walk will bring you to 1900 E Cesar Chavez St. Enjoy a variety of beer, cocktails, and wine before you continue on with your tour.


Visit 1901 E Cesar Chavez St., where you will catch sight of Heart #8.

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Nearing the end of your tour, find yourself at 1910 E Cesar Chavez St., where Heart #9 proudly stands.


Continuing on, make your way to a new addition to the East Side at 2000 E Cesar Chavez St. Enjoy a drink, or two, at this retro themed bar.


Almost to the conclusion of the tour, find yourself at 2303 E Cesar Chavez St. Brightly colored Heart #10, rests at this spot.

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Finally, you've made it to 2400 E Cesar Chavez St, the eleventh and final Heart of the walking tour.


End your walking tour with a refreshing beer at 2400 E Cesar Chavez. Take your pick from this local all sour brewery.