AUSTIN -- Vandals are repeatedly defacing the walls surrounding an historic castle house in the Clarksville neighborhood of downtown Austin.
On Baylor and 12th in Clarksville near Castle Hill, there's a castle. Just below, there's something colorful. To artist Nathan Nordstrom, the world is a canvas and it's his outdoor art gallery.
"It's places like this that make Austin unique. Not many cities have an outdoor art gallery," said Nordstrom.
The amazing art is being overrun by spray paint and curse words. To Austin police, it's a source of frustration.
"We get a lot of calls out here. It's hard to catch people in the act," said Officer Will Harvey.
Vandals are now spreading to nearby homes and businesses. Alvin Sayre works nearby and enjoys going there on his lunch break.
"There's some parts of it people tag over it, put graffiti over it. That's a problem, but I like it," said Sayre.
Police think teenagers are doing it, but they can't get them to stop. Nordstrom hopes to channel the teen's artistic potential. He used to tag walls as a teenager. He was put in jail three times for tagging, now he gets paid for graffiti art.
"I believe places like this give a city soul and character," said Nordstrom.
Now he's planning to post signs with information and create an area to teach youngsters how to focus their art, in a way that contributes to society instead of defacing it.