Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

A Work of Street Art: The Best Murals in Nashville

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As Nashville continues to grow, so does its street art scene. And the more I deviate from my normal route in Nashville—thanks, traffic!—the more I see bold, new murals popping up daily. I absolutely love it. They’re unavoidable, they’re stunning, and they really dress the place up.

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

I’ve spent the past several years photographing every mural I’ve found. This is an exhaustive list of murals we’ve tracked down in every corner of Nashville, but my no means all of them, as street artists are adding to Music City’s cultural fabric daily thanks in part to creative pioneers like the Nashville Walls Project, which has been connecting both local and international artists with building owners for a handful of years.

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City | I Believe in Nashville mural

Still, whether you’re a local looking for a Spring Break staycation idea or traveling around Music City’s many neighborhoods on your next weekend getaway, I hope you’ll use this handy map as your guide—and drop descriptions of any murals you find that I may have missed in the comments so I can add them accordingly.

Note: This post was last updated in April 2019.

Germantown

The neighborhood I spend most of my time in thanks to my yoga studio’s location is also one that’s quite walkable and boasts a growing number of restaurants. Park your car near Werthan Lofts and hit up these walls and murals by foot.

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City
Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Rolf & Daughters wall, artist: Shantell Martin

700 Taylor St. at 7th Avenue North

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Waves mural, artists: Eastside Murals

5th Avenue North and Monroe Street

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City
Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Nashville scenes, artist: unknown

Rosa L Parks Boulevard and Taylor Street, across from Werthan Lofts

Nathan Brown Mural in Germantown, Nashville

Saint Stephen, artist: Nathan Brown

1300 3rd Ave. N

**This one has been painted over.**

Kindness Is Mural in Nashville
Kindness Is Mural in Nashville

Kindness Is, artist: Rebekah & Sarah

1120 4th Ave. N (on the side of Juice Bar Germantown)

Blek Le Rat Mural of Beethoven in Nashville

Beethoven graffiti, artist: Blek Le Rat

(on the side of Barista Parlor x Germantown)

Marathon Village

My friend Adrien Saporiti (formerly of DCXV Industries) is the brains behind the iconic “I Believe in Nashville” mural, which has been posted more than one million times from seven different continents and which you can now see in Marathon Village, Riverside Village and in 12South. I prefer the Marathon Village location as it’s usually devoid of large crowds (though parking is tricky), plus you can visit Nelson’s Greenbrier and Corsair distilleries while there.

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

I Believe in Nashville murals, artist: Adrien Saporiti

Clinton Street, 625 Main St. and 2702 12th Ave. S

Jefferson Street Corridor

For those interested in Civil Rights history, there are some fascinating pieces along Jefferson near the Tennessee State University campus, particularly beneath the I-40 underpass.

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Green Fleet Bicycle Shop mural, artist: Dough Joe/Yusef Hubb

934 Jefferson St.

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Gateway to Heritage murals, artists: various

Jefferson Street beneath I-40

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

blues singers mural, artist:Thaxton Abshalom Walter

Jefferson Street between 26th and 27th Avenues

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Elks Lodge mural, artist: Dough Joe/Yusef Hubb

2614 Jefferson St.

The Gulch

The “Wings mural” as many call it became the first conversation starter in the Gulch, but a number of bright, splashy creations have joined the fray this year so it’s worth strolling down 11th Avenue South to see else what you may find. Note: The pink Taylor Swift wings by Kelsey Montague that were painted in the Gulch to promote Me! were just temporary and taken down two weeks after they were painted. Sorry for any of you who were hoping to find them!

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

#WhatLiftsYou Nashville Wings mural, artist: Kelsey Montague

11th Avenue South (near Biscuit Love/behind Taziki’s)

Google Fiber mural in the Gulch in Nashville

Google Fiber mural in the Gulch in Nashville

Google Fiber mural in the Gulch, artist: Chris Zidek

118 12th Ave. N (on the side of Whiskey Kitchen)

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

The Nashville Walls Project, artists: Ian Ross, Jason Woodside

11th Avenue South and Laurel Street

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

12th and Porter mural, artist: Kim Kennedy

114 12th Ave. N

Nathan Brown's Patagonia mural in Nashville
Nathan Brown's Patagonia mural in Nashville

Patagonia mural, artist: Nathan Brown

601 Overton St. (side of Patagonia)

Chris Zidek + Nathan Brown mural in Nashville
Chris Zidek + Nathan Brown mural in Nashville
Chris Zidek + Nathan Brown mural in Nashville

**Note: The addition of Patagonia replaced the above mural, which has since been painted over and was one of my all-time favorites and a collaboration between Nathan Brown and Chris Zidek. I am happy, however, that Patagonia kept the general theme of the mural and also hired the same artist to do it!**

Maggie Sanger mural in Nashville

Plaza Artist Materials mural, artist: Maggie Sanger

633 Middleton St.

Dolly Parton mural in Nashville

Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn murals in Nashville
Country Music Highwaymen mural in Nashville

Country music icon murals (Dolly, Johnny, Loretta, etc.), artist: unknown

711 6th Ave. S (on the back of Ed’s Supply Company)

8th Avenue South + Wedgewood Houston

I predict this area rife in artist galleries and studios will be the next big neighborhood for murals if zoning codes don’t prevent them, but for now, you really have to go hunting to find them.

Jackalope Ranch Mural in Nashville

Pastel geometrics mural, artist: unknown

429B Houston St. (patio of Jackalope Brewing Company’s Ranch)

Tennessee Tristar mural in Nashville

#OleAllDay Tennessee Tristar mural, artist: unknown

462 Humphreys St. (on the side of Ole Rights Management)

Life Can Be Sweet mural in Nashville

Life Can Be Sweet mural, artist: Susanna Chapman

1512 8th Ave. S (side of Baked on 8th)

Hillsboro Village

Hillsboro Village is changing dramatically; it’s now easier to arrive on foot than find parking. But if you can nab a coveted spot, there’s a paid lot behind Pancake Pantry just off Belcourt Avenue (be sure and get a ticket before you leave your car as meter maids here are brutal!). An hour is all you need to wander this small area on the Vanderbilt campus and snap a couple shots of its walls.

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Hillsboro Village dragon mural, artists: Andee Rudloff, David Glick, Adam Randolph

2102 Belcourt Ave. (across from the Belcourt Theatre)

Drippy Lips Mural in Nashville

Drippy Lips mural, artist: Donald “Drawbertson” Robertson

1814 21st Ave. S (on the side of UAL)

12South

12South is another one of those highly walkable ‘hoods with murals tucked around every corner. Park on one of the side streets—just make sure it’s not a residential-only parking area, as you will get a ticket—and walk from one length at Sevier Park to the other at 12South Flats.

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Nashville at Heart rainbow mural (former), artists: Eastside Murals

2705 12th Ave. S

Nashville Peace Mural in 12South

Note: This has now been replaced with this Nashville #PeaceLoveGoodDeeds mural instead.

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City
Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Draper James wall, artist: unknown

2608 12th Ave. S

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

12South flowers mural, artist: unknown

2900 12th Ave. S (the side of Green Pea Salon)

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Make Music Not War mural, artist: Relax Max

2902 12th Ave. S (the side of Epice, across from Green Pea Salon)

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Halycon Bike Shop mural, artist: Aaron Martin

2802 12th Ave. S

Fox Mural in Nashville's 12South

Rivive! 12South, artist: Mobe Oner

2814 12th Ave. S

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

12South graffiti, artist: unknown

12th Avenue South and Elmwood Avenue (photo credit: Joe Hendricks)

Charlotte Ave./Sylvan Park

Many of the murals along Charlotte Avenue are located along one stretch installed by Off the Wall Charlotte, the brainchild of artist and curator Tinsley Anne Dempsey that was backed by the Greater Nashville Arts & Business Council with several corporate sponsors. These 14 murals are a bit tricky to reach by foot, so I recommend parking in the lot in front of AVO and crossing the street at the traffic light with your photographer poised on the other side of the busy road.

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Avocado mural, artist: unknown

3 City Ave. (side of AVO)

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Take Flight mural, artist: Kevin Bongang OFF the Wall Nashville

3020 Charlotte Ave. at 28th Avenue North

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Fly Higher mural, artist: Joseph “Sentrock” Perez / OFF the Wall Nashville

3020 Charlotte Ave. at 28th Avenue North

It's Gonna Be OK mural in Nashville by Sarah Tate

It’s Gonna Be OK, artist: Sarah Tate / OFF the Wall Nashville

3020 Charlotte Ave. at 28th Avenue North

Scribbles mural by Alic Daniel in Nashville

Scribbles, artist: Alic Daniel / OFF the Wall Nashville

3020 Charlotte Ave. at 28th Avenue North

Julia Martin mural in Nashville

artist: Julia Martin / OFF the Wall Nashville

3020 Charlotte Ave. at 28th Avenue North

Ain't Afraid Mural in Nashville

Jessi Zazu #AintAfraid mural, artist: Billy Lilly / OFF the Wall Nashville

3020 Charlotte Ave. at 28th Avenue North

Black Cat Tips Mural by Kyle Brooks in Nashville

Black Cat Tips mural, artist: Kyle Brooks / OFF the Wall Nashville

3020 Charlotte Ave. at 28th Avenue North

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Import Flowers Nashville mural, artist: unknown

3636 Murphy Rd.

Wish for Peace Mural in Nashville by What Creative

Wish for Peace mural, artist: WHAT. Creative Group

4822 Charlotte Ave.

Thistle Farms "Love Heals Every Body" mural in Nashville

Love Heals Every Body mural, artist: Michael Cooper

5122 Charlotte Ave. (side of The Café at Thistle Farms)

The Nations

The Nations is very much up-and-coming, and this 160-foot-tall portrait of 91-year-old Nashville native Lee Estes painted on an old silo is one of its most famed residents. I love seeing so many new businesses commissioning pieces as a way to bring art lovers to this very hip ‘hood.

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Silo mural, artist: Guido van Helten

1407 51st Ave. N

Folek Mural in Nashville's The Nations

The Nations Murals in Nashville, by Mobe Oner
The Nations Murals in Nashville, by Mobe Oner
The Nations Murals in Nashville, by Mobe Oner

The Nations Murals in Nashville

The Nations walls, artists: Mobe Oner, Zidekahedron, Folek

5901 California Ave. (side of Music City Tents & Events)

Nicky's Coal Fired Mural in Nashville

Beaujolais mural, artist: Chloe Meyer

5026 Centennial Blvd. (on the side of Nicky’s Coal Fired)

Tennessee state mural in Nashville

Tennessee state outline, artist: WHAT. Creative Group

5012 Centennial Blvd. (on the side of Southern Grist Brewing Co.)

Lego Man mural in Nashville by forBecks

“Play Well” Lego Man mural, artist: forBecks

1400 51st Ave N (front entrance to Frothy Monkey)

Music Row/Midtown

Midtown is getting a pop of color with some new street art painted down alleys and on parking garages. Music Row, which has a protected historic overlay, on the other hand, isn’t exactly brimming with street art, so you have to go in search of fun pieces like this by heading down Roy Acuff Lane on foot. Pro tip: Also grab a photo with the guitar installations outside of Studio B while you’re there.

Elliston Parking Garage murals in Nashville

Elliston Parking Garage murals in Nashville
Elliston Parking Garage murals in Nashville
Elliston Parking Garage murals in Nashville
Elliston Parking Garage murals in Nashville
Elliston Parking Garage murals in Nashville
Elliston Parking Garage murals in Nashville
Elliston Parking Garage murals in Nashville
Elliston Parking Garage murals in Nashville

Elliston Parking Garage murals in Nashville

Elliston Parking Garage, Nashville Walls Project artists: Chris Zidek, Audi Adams, Folek, Chase, Brian Wooden, Tess Erlenborn, Daniel Lane, Mobe, Emily Miller, Nathan Brown.

207 Louise Ave. (across from Cafe Coco)

Three Brothers Coffee Mural in Nashville

Hieroglitches mural, artist: Adrien Saporiti

2813 West End Ave. (beside the entrance to Three Brothers Coffee)

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Dueling Cowboys mural, artist: Mike Shine

24 Music Square West (across the street from Historic RCA Studio B)

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

walls inside Le Sel, artist: Alic Daniel

1922 Adelicia St.

Downtown

Downtown is dotted with murals—like the Rainbow Walls that Instagram commissioned from Adrien Saporiti for IG’s #KindComments campaign in support of the LGBTQ community—but there are also a number of country music personalities like Johnny Cash who have their own dedicated pieces of art.

Mural Downtown in Nashville, Art of the Chalice

Mural Downtown in Nashville, Art of the Chalice
Mural Downtown in Nashville, Art of the Chalice

The Art of the Chalice, artists: Eastside Murals

174 3rd Ave. N (on the side of Piranha’s Bar & Grill)

Instagram #KindComments mural in Nashville

Instagram’s #KindComments Mural, artist: Adrien Saporiti

218 3rd Ave. N (on the side of Black Rabbit)

Gibson Tribute guitar wall, artists: Brandon Donahue, Chris Zidek, Emily Miller, Herb Williams, Sam Dunson

3rd Avenue N (across Printer’s Alley from Skulls)

Downtown Dog Mural in Nashville

Downtown dog mural, artist: Herakut

204 6th Ave. N (side of Nashville Finance Co.)

Murals in Downtown Nashville
Murals in Downtown Nashville
Murals in Downtown Nashville

Downtown Presbyterian duo of murals, artist: Tavar Zawacki

5th Avenue N alley between Church and Commerce streets

Downtown Presbyterian Murals in Nashville

Downtown Murals in Nashville

Curiot and Rone murals, artists: Favio Martinez, Tyrone Wright

Church Street between 6th Avenue S and St. Cloud Alley (side of Oscar’s Taco Shop)

Murals in Downtown Nashville
Murals in Downtown Nashville

Rivive! mural, artist: Beau Stanton

5th Avenue N and Commerce Street

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City
Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

The Wall of Cash mural, artists: Thoughts Manifested Crew

300 4th Ave. South

Note: This one is at risk of being torn down.

East Nashville

Of all the neighborhoods in town, East Nashville is the one most brimming with street art of all kinds—you’ll find it on the sides of buildings, you’ll see it hidden beneath construction zones, you’ll spy paintings on the backs of residential fences. The easiest way to see it all is to hop in the car with a friend and drive down Gallatin Pike to see what all you can find.

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Stay Tuned Nashville mural, artist: Adrien Saporiti

Center 615 at 625 Main St.

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City
Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Little Octopus mural, artist: Chris Zidek

604 Gallatin Ave.

Kelsey Montague Hot Air Balloon Mural in Nashville

#WhatLiftsYou Hot Air Balloon mural, artist: Kelsey Montague

1034 W Eastland Ave. (side of the Cleo)

Nashville Balloons mural on Boombozz

Nashville balloons mural, artist: Mobe Oner

1003 Russell St. (side of Boombozz East Nashville)

Google Fiber mural in Nashville

Google Fiber mural in Nashville

Google Fiber geometrics mural, artist: Nathan Brown

1012 Woodland St. (on the side of Five Points Pizza)

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City
Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Five Points murals, artists: Leah Tumerman, Andee Rudloff

103 South 11th St. (on the side of and behind Eastside Cycles)

East Nashville Center Wolf Mural

East Nashville Center 615 mural, artist: Herb Williams

626 Main St.

Cactus Mural in East Nashville
Cactus Mural in East Nashville

Cactus murals, artist: unknown

N. 7th St. on the alleyway between Main and Woodland streets

Crying Wolf mural in East Nashville

The Crying Wolf mural, artist: Denton Burrows, Lauren Asta

823 Woodland St.

Walden bar murals in Nashville

Walden bar murals in Nashville

Flowers of Walden, artist: Tara Aversa

2909 Gallatin Pk. (side of Walden bar and also inside the bar)

Trailer Park Boys mural in Nashville

Trailer Park Boys mural in Nashville

Trailer Park Boys mural, artists: Mobe Oner, Zidekahedron, Folek

1006 Gallatin Ave. (on the side of LabCanna East)

Athens of the South mural in Nashville

The Athens of the South mural, artist: Mobe Oner

704 Main St. (on the side of Greko Greek Street Food)

Jerry's Artarama Mural in East Nashville

Murals in East Nashville
Murals in East Nashville

Jerry’s Artarama, artists: Marshall Hall and Hannah Holgate

713 Main St.

East Nashville sign mural

East Nashville sign mural, artist: unknown

311 Gallatin Ave.

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Microsoft mural, artist: Bryan Deese

1106 Gallatin Ave.

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City
Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

The Cobra mural, artists: Eastside Murals

2511 Gallatin Ave.

Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City
Nashville Murals and Walls: The Best Street Art in Music City

Cobra Mural in Nashville

Betor Forever mural, artist: Ronnie Bobal

Gallatin Pike and Carolyn Avenue (on the side of Pocket Monkey Recycling)

East Nashville Woman Mural

Mother Earth mural, artist: Skye Walker x Keep A Breast

500 Gallatin Ave. (on the side of Hair World Beauty Supply)

Murals in Downtown Nashville
Murals in Downtown Nashville
Murals in Downtown Nashville

Mountain Woman mural, artist: Skye Walker

500 Gallatin Ave. (on the side of Hair World Beauty Supply)

Pig Mural in East Nashville

“Welcome to Nashville” pig mural, artist: Kim Radford

1306 McGavock Pk. (on the side of Mitchell Delicatessen)

Cheetah mural in Nashville

Cheetah mural, artists: Eastside Murals

visible from the parking lot of Stay Golden East

Born in Tennessee mural in East Nashville

Born in Tennessee mural, artists: Eastside Murals

Woodland and S. 10th streets (Five Points intersection)

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This post was last updated in November 2019. There will always be new Nashville murals left to photograph, so I’ll add to this list as I find them. Feel free to drop me a note in the comments highlighting any walls or gorgeous pieces of street art I’ve missed!

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COMMENTS
  • August 22, 2017

    This is so fun! I had no idea there were so many murals in Nashville now.

    • August 22, 2017

      SO many! I can’t keep up. Downtown is a beast of its own. Come visit and we’ll tackle them together 😉

      • March 19, 2019
        Marshall Hall

        Just a couple of corrections- the mural on the side of what was the Family Wash in East Nashville is by Herb Williams but Folek my have worked on it. Everyone collaborates around here. Also, the mural at Jerry’s Artarama is by Marshall Hall and Hannah Holgate.

        • March 19, 2019

          Thank you, Marshall! Changes made. The Artarama ones are some of my favorites EVER.

        • May 13, 2019
          Rebekah

          Love this! It is so helpful to have all the murals AND addresses in one place! The new Taylor Swift wings in The Gulch is a new one to add!

          • May 14, 2019

            Sadly, the Taylor Swift ME! wings by Kelsey Montague was just a temporary mural for two weeks to promote the new single. They painted it on plywood and already took it down. =(

    • October 13, 2018
      Key

      There are a few in south Nashville off Lafayette by the artist Lowkey

  • August 22, 2017
    Amanda

    Excellent compilation! I was surprised to find excellent murals inside (well on the patio) Greco Street Food in East Nashville. Good eats, great art- worth checking out.

    • August 23, 2017

      Thanks, Amanda! I still haven’t eaten at Greko (though my friend owns it) so that’s double the reason to get over there for lunch =)

  • August 23, 2017

    I absolutely adored your post! It makes me want to Nashville right now!!! How many murals!!! I love them all 💙💚💜❤️

    • August 26, 2017

      I knew you of all people would love the new Nashville 😉 So many Instagram moments in the making!

  • August 23, 2017

    So beautiful, I love all the murals!

    • August 26, 2017

      Add this to your list of reasons to come to Nashville, Noelle 😉

  • August 24, 2017

    Love those murals. This is the best article i read today. Thanks for sharing.

    • November 1, 2019
      Susie

      Is the Johnny Cash wall still there?

  • August 24, 2017

    So pretty and so cool! I’ve been meaning to do the same here in Richmond. We’ve got a ton of street art and I need to just take an afternoon and wander around the city to find some of it.

    • August 26, 2017

      I have a blogger friend in VA who’s been posting a lot of Richmond murals lately, and now I must come visit!

      • August 26, 2017

        YES! If you come to Richmond, let me know. I sort of like it here and would love to link up for a brew or two. Or a bourbon. #ladieswhobooze

        • September 15, 2017

          If I come to Richmond, I full expect you to be my tour guide. And on that tour, I expect a cocktail stop at least once an hour. K?

  • August 24, 2017

    Such a wonderful post.. As you describe in detail is very impressive.. and its all true.

  • August 25, 2017

    Wow ! So nice post. I want more post like this in near future.

  • August 26, 2017

    That avo mural has to be one of my top 10!!! I had no idea Nashville had that many murals. It’s on my list to visit!

    • August 26, 2017

      The street art scene really has just taken off in the past two to three years, I’d say!

      • October 22, 2019

        Great list…
        Just a few corrections… I was the lead artist on the dragon refresh. Adam and David gave us their blessing so the current design was lots of work and was a BIG community effort.
        Eastside murals was on the lettering with me on lead.

        Also the bike mural at MOAB beside VanDyke credited to Sterling is mine @chicnhair Thx
        More to come!!!

  • August 26, 2017

    Thanks for putting this together! I’m finally making a trip to Nasvhille this Fall and will definitely check a lot of these out. I also plan to stalk your blog for restaurant recs as well 🙂

    • September 15, 2017

      Yay for your Nashville trip! I look forward to seeing which ones you visit =)

  • August 26, 2017

    The murals are amazing and this is so much fun!! Just looking at your photos I know that you had such a great time! If I ever go to Nashville I definitely need to go take a picture with the wings!

    • September 1, 2017

      The wings one is probably the second most popular spot after the I Believe in Nashville. So inspirational!

  • August 29, 2017

    Hey, Kristin!
    I came across your blog today as I was surfing through twitter.
    The murals you have shared in your post are simply breathtaking! They add life to the concrete structures they adorn, don’t they? I think, we all could do with a lot more of such vibrancy in the concrete jungles we all live in!

    P.S.
    I had a pen pal from Nashville long ago (almost 20 years ago) and I guess that’s what attracted me to your wonderful blog!

    🙂

    • September 1, 2017

      Hi Shilpa! That’s so fun that you had a pen pal from Nashville. I hope you get the chance to visit someday in person if you haven’t already =) I do agree that murals can add so much depth to a boring cityscape!

  • August 29, 2017

    I am already visiting Nashville and enjoy every moment there.

    • September 15, 2017

      I’m so glad you liked it here!

  • August 29, 2017

    So nice and wonderful article I like your this great job. Good job dear.

  • August 31, 2017

    I had absolutely no idea that street art/murals was a huge phenomenon in Nashville!

    Very interesting indeed!

    • September 1, 2017

      I mean, just another reason for you to come visit me, right? 😉

  • September 2, 2017

    Gorgeous photos! Nashville is such a cool city. I had no idea about all the street art. Must make a return trip!

    • September 15, 2017

      I’m sure there will even be more that has popped up by the time you return!

  • September 2, 2017

    I love street art. That guy on the side of the building looks awesome!

    • September 15, 2017

      Has the street art trend overtaken Holland yet?

  • September 2, 2017

    Wow, these are amazing, I had no idea Nashville had so much gorgeous street art. If/when I get to the states I’m definitely going to see if I can find some of these! Great photos and helpful tips for finding them too, thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • September 15, 2017

      If/when you get to the states, I hope Tennessee will be one of your first stops 😉

  • September 2, 2017

    This is the most comprehensive list of Nashville street art I’ve seen! I’m heading there in a week and really look forward to finding some of the less publicized works you’ve featured here.

    • September 15, 2017

      Did you find any good ones, Danielle?

      • September 16, 2017

        We wound up having less time than planned in Nashville – we chose to leave Monday afternoon instead of Tuesday morning so we could beat any rains from Irma among other little reasons. So we stuck to the murals around 12South for pictures. Did catch the Take Flight piece as we drove down Charlotte, and really looking forward to making it out to East Nashville next time.

  • September 2, 2017

    Love hearing about new cities like this ! Nashville has so many cool murals around town 🙂 And I thought this city was only known for its country music ! Thank you for sharing all the well-known Nashville murals and the address to find them. If I ever find myself in Nashville and have some spare time between visiting amazing restaurants and taking in the country music history, I would stop by some of these beautiful works of art.

    • September 15, 2017

      Nashville is definitely more than country music! It’s a hotbed for start-ups and tech companies, a foodie city and a cocktail capital. You should check it out sometime =)

  • September 2, 2017

    What an artistic spot! Love it

  • September 2, 2017

    Omg didn’t realize there were so many cool walls in Nashville! I’ve been dying to go and this makes me want to go even more! I will definitely save this and hunt these down when I finally get there!

    • September 15, 2017

      SO many. I honestly can’t keep up!

  • September 2, 2017

    Wow! I spent a whole weekend in Nashville and didn’t see any of these. Gives me a reason to go back!

    • September 15, 2017

      Always happy to give anyone an excuse to return to Nashville 😉

  • September 2, 2017

    I have seen some of these on instagram so I knew Nashville has a lot of street art, but you found some great ones I hadn’t seen before. I really want to go to Nashville because I love country music, but I need to make sure I have some time to see the art too!

    • September 15, 2017

      Yes! You definitely need a Thursday-Sunday long weekend, if not longer, to really get a taste of Nashville =)

  • September 3, 2017
    aiman Parween

    screen arts are really beautiful.

  • September 3, 2017

    I love (and always write about) street art. I adore these walls! When I get to Nashville, I will definitely be checking these out!

    • September 17, 2017

      Let me know if you need a +1 and I’ll tag along with you 😉

  • September 7, 2017

    In your every post your photographs have a unique charm they are very attractive and i found them appealing, so in this post they are amazing and the quality is out of the world.

  • September 7, 2017

    Being an artist I can understand how much effort it requires to create an artwrk. Keep up the gud work love those street art of yours.

    • October 8, 2017

      So much work! I wish I had that kind of talent.

  • September 8, 2017

    Your post is really awesome. You done a great job through your paintings. Thanks for sharing.

  • September 8, 2017

    Love these murals, you captured them so beautifully with your vibrant pictures. Makes me want to book a trip to Nashville just to see these!

    • September 17, 2017

      Thank you so much, Priya! It is a very colorful city indeed.

  • September 19, 2017
    Loonytick

    There’s a great spot in the parking lot behind Downtown Presbyterian (5th & Church, a block uphill from the Ryman’s back side) where you can see three murals.

    • October 8, 2017

      I JUST saw this one this week when I parked there for Alison Krauss/David Gray. Sadly, I didn’t have my camera on me, though, boo!

  • October 10, 2017

    I live in Indianapolis and we have a bunch popping up around town and I’ve started a blog post of my own about some of the more interesting ones. I’ve visited a few from Nashville on your blog and hopefully I can make it back soon to see some of the others! Finding wall murals is a favorite thing of mine to do whenever I travel.

  • October 15, 2017
    Joye Harman

    I have been mural hoping for a year now. I have seen all that you show, and bunches more. 2 questions, The Rainbow Wall. I have looked for it and found one by Aaron on 2nd Ave. on the side of a building. Is that it? I was thinking it would be a big wall. Maybe not.
    Also, I have looked for the Willie Nelson Mural on Almond St. for over a year. I must be blind! Now I think the building it was on has been torn down. Do you know anything about it?
    I discovered a few weeks ago the Johnny Cash Mural is “open” again. They were working on the building next door for a year (maybe longer) and it had been blocked off. I hope it stays. The building its on has been sold.

    • October 15, 2017

      Hi Joye! The rainbow wall is on the west side of 12th Avenue South right across from Draper James, Edley’s, etc. It’s kind of hidden as you’d only see it if you were driving northbound.

      I really hope they didn’t demo the Willie wall! That would be sad. Where it is (or used to be) is right where they put up the new Bridgestone tower, so they very well might have knocked it down in the process =/

      • October 15, 2017
        Joye Harman

        Ok, I have seen the rainbow 🌈 wall in 12 South.
        I have had 2 different address for the Willie Nelson Mural. But have not been able to find it at either address. The 2 addresses I have are 398 Almond St and 378 Almond St. I was in the vicinity of the Johnny Cash Mural and Bridgestone a few weeks back. The GPS lead me there and there was a hole in the ground where they had torn a building down. But when that building was still up I couldn’t find it. So I was in the wrong place or blind.

        The other rainbow Mural I found is at 221 2nd Ave N.
        Lots to see downtown. We parked and walked all over DT.
        Be sure and go up 6th to the dog Mural. Go across the street to the Hermitage Hotel and see the famous Art Deco men’s restroom! Iconic!!! Yes, they let women inside. Great photo fun!

        • October 15, 2017

          Yes, I love the Hermitage bathroom, so cool! The Willie Nelson mural used to be VERY visible before the Omni, MCC and all that other development went up, but you’re right—looks like it was demolished =(

          http://nashville.citymomsblog.com/guide-nashville-murals-part-iv-downtown/

          I’ll have to update the text. Thanks for pointing that out!

          • October 15, 2017
            Joye Harman

            Oh that is sad. I really wanted to see it.😞
            I recommend going to see the Merle Haggard Mural. It is at the corner of Clifton Ave. and 25th Ave N. it is on the side of the building that faces the railroad tracks.
            Went to Norf Wall at 817 18th Ave N, there are 2 others with it.
            4303 Albion St.has a cool one.
            Printers Press at1618 State St.
            Science Mural 1250 Foster Ave at Nashville School of Arts🎭.
            Proudly Serving Nashville Mural, 3408 West End Ave. Can’t get pick. front of it.
            Ailen Attack mural, 516 Hagan St.
            Face, on The Packing Plant/Watkins Bldg. 507 Hagen St.
            Tristar Mural Ole’ Building, 462 Humphrey St.
            It’s Cold Out There Mural
            KM Auto
            1808 Nolensville Rd.
            One down Nolensville Rd from there on right side, going away from town. Has faces on the building. Turn in to park and there is another one across the street from it.
            Grimeys Too, 8th Ave st the Frothy Monkey 🐒.
            Three BrothersCcoffe ☕️. West End Ave, Hieroglyphics
            The Tree of Life at McKendree Methodist Church. You have to go inside the church and ask permission to see it. It is on an upper level. Many more at 8th Ave S area. Storyville, Third Man Records, Jackalope Coffee, tile wall, Carter Vintage Guitar 🎸 both sides of the building. Directly across from Storyville is a boy with outstretched arms. That is 8th Ave S and Drexel. Marine Mural at Douglas Corner Cafe.
            These were some from my last 2 trips out.

  • October 15, 2017
    Joys Harman

    The Thistle Stop Cafe has a new mural. They painted over the pretty flowers. 😞
    I missed the original at Ledgends Corner of the city 🌃 scape. I have seen the country music one that is there now. I wonder if the original is under the one there now. If I remember correctly the new one is painted on boards and screwed into the wall. I think? I really wanted a picture in front on the original.

    • October 15, 2017

      I took my cousin’s engagement photos in front of that mural!

      https://www.camelsandchocolate.com/nashville-tennessee-engagement-photos/

      And I’m with you: I don’t like the new one, or the new Thistle Stop Cafe one for that matter (we drove by it and I chose not to take a photo as it looks like something a kid could have painted).

      Thank you for all the mentions of additional murals in your previous comment! I have an ongoing list to shoot all of those in the next year, it just takes soooo much time =)

  • January 4, 2018

    There are some crazy interesting murals at surprising turns & twists downtown. Sadly I don’t venture out of the office often, and when I do it’s usually to the same places, but there are still a surprising number I see within my limited scope. If you ever find yourself downtown and want to explore with me, let me know and I can show you my favorites. Maybe lunch or a drink too! 🙂

    • January 4, 2018

      I will definitely let you know! Honestly, I don’t get around downtown much anymore either what with all the construction and the increased lack of parking. For many of these, we were parking illegally as we ran and got our shot (shhhh, don’t tell) 😉

  • July 24, 2018
    Joyelle Wills

    If anyone is interested….I put together a map of the murals in order of location for my daughter’s senior trip….of 42 different murals around Nashville. Almost all of them are on your website….but if your readers would like a map to go with it, I’d be more than happy to email them one.

  • August 6, 2018
    Katrina

    We are here on vacation and my daughter and her bff want their senior pictures in front of the murals. This list is making our route planning so much easier. Thanks!

    • August 6, 2018

      I’m so glad! There are quite a few new ones in 12South, Downtown and East Nashville that I haven’t even gotten to yet!

  • August 17, 2018
    Bhavana

    I’m new to the city. Have been planning to visit them all and capture myself. Loved the way you captured all of them.
    Murals are so much fun to explore.

  • January 18, 2019
    Yesi

    What would you say are the best times out of the day to go visit these murals? 🙂

    • January 20, 2019

      Sunday morning when all the businesses are closed and cars aren’t blocking the views!

  • March 18, 2019

    OK, since you love murals so much you have to go to Belfast and take the “black cab” tour through the area right outside of the city. More murals that you can count, all politically sparked and many covering the walls that still divide the city…. 🙂

    • March 18, 2019

      I’ve been to Belfast several times but never taken this tour! A definite excuse to go back!

  • March 19, 2019
    Jody

    Heading to Nashville in a week for a cheer competition,just came across this page cant wait to venture out and see some of these amazing works of art 🙂

    • April 11, 2019

      Oh, how fun! Did you guys find any cool murals while you were visiting?

  • March 20, 2019

    You’re doing a great job, Kristin. I’m sure a lot of people as a result of reading your articles have put Nashville on their Must-Visit-Soon-List. I know I have(living half a world away in Australia!)

    • April 11, 2019

      Awww, that’s really nice to hear, Erica. Thank you!

  • March 25, 2019

    Stellar guide, everyone always tells me I’d love Nashville because I love New Orleans, and both have a unique soul. But little did I know there was all of this amazing street art! Wow, it’s incredible! I love street art and it’s some of my favorite features of a city, but I had never really thought to visit Nashville for it.Thanks for changing that! Also, love your blog…first time here and wow I love the layout and your content! Happy tracveling!

    • April 11, 2019

      Ryan, thank you! I’m glad you’re now considering Nashville as a viable art destination as it definitely is. And appreciate the kind words on our blog—we have a great design team (Furtherbound), and it was really important for us to have a nice magazine layout and no ads cluttering the site when we did our last redesign four years ago.

  • March 28, 2019
    Rhonda Albom

    I love Nashville, I was there for the first time a few months ago when we found ourselves unexpectedly driving from florida to Chicago. I also love street art and wish we had more time, as you have found so many wonderful street arts in the city.

    • April 11, 2019

      Just an excuse for you to come back soon, Rhonda!

  • April 5, 2019
    Lanna

    The murals looks amazing! 😀 So vibrant and colorful! Great backdrop for pictorial.

  • April 10, 2019
    Jane

    Nashville is soo cool. It is in my bucket list.

  • April 19, 2019
    Trisha

    Hi,
    The person who painted the blues mural on Jefferson is Thaxton Abshalom Walter. Perhaps you can update the blog to reflect the artist? I found the mural based on your blog & asked around.
    Great Work!

    • April 19, 2019
      Trisha

      Hi again!
      After looking at your picture really closely, Thaxton’s name is on the lower right corner of the mural! That’s wild that I never saw that before. HTH.

      • April 19, 2019

        Killer! Thank you! Sometimes even when I see a signature on a piece, I can’t make it out (or find that person online). Appreciate you sharing this!

  • May 1, 2019
    Daunny cagua

    This on my bucket list in July I have to go!!! Any recommendations besides the murals is already a must do!!!anything on fourth of July

  • May 12, 2019
    Karen

    We (4) ladies will be in Nashville for the CMA MUSIC FEST.
    We would love to see the murals!!!!
    We are staying in a condo on 2nd Ave downtown.
    Any advice on the order to see them would be greatly appreciated!
    Thank you,
    Karen

    • May 14, 2019

      That’s why I created the above map, to make it easier for you to navigate. Just save the link on your phone and you can reference the locations as you go!

      I’d recommend using scooters to get around once you’re outside of downtown. They would be good for Midtown/12South/Music Row, but I’d hesitate to use them in the chaos of 2nd/Broadway. All of the downtown murals are walkable anyway!

  • May 14, 2019

    This is such a great post. I love public art and had no idea Nashville was so colorful! Hoping to visit in August and will definitely have to check some of these out!

  • July 2, 2019
    Flo

    Hi Kristin!
    Wondering if you are busy today? Just found your site murals are all amazing. My daughter is in Nashville right now with 6 friends celebrating hr 21st bday. I bet they’d love to have you tag along . Let me know if you are free??!!🤗

  • July 16, 2019

    Thank you for featuring my work in Nashville! Love Heals Every Body mural, artist: Michael Cooper at 5122 Charlotte Ave. (side of The Café at Thistle Farms).

  • August 4, 2019
    Michael Cooper

    Kristin – take a look at my website in the gallery under Exterior Murals and you’ll see a ton of murals that aren’t mentioned on your site. Even some of the Interior murals and Signage would qualify for your blog. Some of mine have been around for almost 30 years!! The Church Street Pocket Park, The Arcade, The Vanderbilt Coaches, The Nashville Zoo Underpass, The Bicentennial Mall, Camel Express, Weiss Liquors, Marathon Petroleum, Lane Motors, etc. etc. Call me if you have any questions.

  • September 20, 2019
    Katie

    Seeing this I can’t wait to visit Nashville this weekend.

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