My husband, Chris, has been traveling to Nashville for work for almost three years now, which has given me the pleasure of visiting the city with him many times. It has grown to be one of my favorite places and literally his home away from home. While everyone knows Nashville for it’s music scene, they also have a strong street art and murals scene, which is big in my book. It has been crazy to witness the amount of growth the city has seen over the past few years and I love seeing colorful walls be added with it. From small businesses to developers to non-profits, everyone can quickly see what a little color and creativity can bring to a neighborhood. Here are a few of my favorite mural walls I have seen over the years.
It’s a bear party over on the side of East Side Bicycles, painted by artist Leah Tumerman
I Believe in Nashville (left) located at Mitchell Deli, 1306 McGavock; East Nashville mural (right) located on the side of the Joyner and Hogan building at 600 Main St
Local Nashville artists Nathan Brown and Chris Zidek painted this mural at the corner of Overton and Mansion Street, across from Barista Parlor (which you should totally go grab a coffee from after checking this out!)
A huge green mural brightens a parking lot in the Gulch, along 11th Ave South, by artist Ian Ross
And directly next to it is a mural by Jason Woodside
A few thought provoking murals are found on the backside of the Treehouse Restaurant in East Nashville (left) and while not made of paint, it is a reminder that art can be living (right), location in East Nashville forgotten, sorry!
Found myself a patch of flowers in 12 South, on the wall on the right side of Green Pea Salon
And just do a 180 spin in that parking lot to see this one!
Go find some peace at the Performing Artists Co-op at 5 Points
This does not capture nearly the amount of murals out there. I am excited to get back to Nashville to explore more. If you are looking for more, check out the Nashville Walls Project, complete with a map!