When it comes to things to do in Nashville, the list goes on and on. But Nashville Murals are an integral part of our city now and are absolute must sees when you come to visit!
Nashville began their Nashville Walls Project in 2016 where artists from across the world came and left a piece of them with us here to inspire artists to create their own art. So, that’s the reason you will see hand painted murals all around town.
Whether you’re an avid art lover or you just want to enjoy local creativity, street art plays a huge role in highlighting some of the lesser known neighborhoods throughout Nashville. They are the perfect photo opportunities with amazing backdrops. Pretty cool, huh?
If you only have a little bit of time and want to kill 3 birds with 1 stone, head to one of the hippest parts of town, the Gulch.
There are 3 of these super fab murals within very close proximity to each other…and it’s a great place for finding a wide variety of fantastic food depending on what you are in the mood for. Because, ya know, you eating and art just go together naturally (at least in my mind!)
The Wings Mural is one of the most popular in the city. Created by Kelsey Montague, the “What Lifts You Wings” are 20 feet tall and the tallest she has ever painted.
She created the #WhatLiftsYou campaign that encourages people to pose in front of it and then post what inspires them to social media. Each set of wings she paints represents the city she is in. So, ours has boots, guitars and the skyline all through the design. There’s even a separate one for the little people:)
Most of the time, there is a line to get your picture in front of this one. But it’s such a cool photo, it’s really worth the wait…you don’t want to miss this one!!
Tip: If you happen to be in the Gulch in the evening, the lighting is really cool and there isn’t normally a line 🙂
11th Avenue South and Laurel Street
Simply called, “the Colorful Geometric” by Jason Woodside, this piece of art is massive! He used really bright colors (as you will see!) and geometric patterns to create a backdrop that is playful and entertaining.
To the right of the geometric mural is a work of art created by artist Ian Ross. It’s a gorgeous (and kind of wild!) rendering of lush blues and greens.
The Nashville Predators Mural is pretty cool and can be found in the alley between the Ryman Auditorium and the back of Robert’s Western World and Tootsie’s.
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