There’s one thing in Nashville that might be growing faster than the city itself: the mural scene. Thanks to the Nashville Walls Project, artists from around the world are coming and showing their talents on some of Nashville’s blank walls. While you may be familiar with the angel wings mural in the Gulch by Kelsey Montague or the “I believe in Nashville” murals from DCXV, here are 10 murals around town that you might not have seen yet.
Location: Germantown across from Henrietta Red
Artist: The Kind Way
Location: Nations Mural on the side of Music City Tents & Events
Location: On Charlotte Pike next to Richland Park
Artist: Murals & More // Michael Cooper
What to do: Walk around Richland Park and stop for lunch at M. L. Rose or Taqueria Del Sol. You could also grab coffee and lunch at the newly-renovated Thistle Farms Café.
Location: East Nashville Five Points on the other side of the bicycle shop
Artist: Leah Tumerman
What to do: Grab coffee at Bongo East and walk around 5 Points. You can eat at Marché or I Dream of Weenie. Browse and buy your new favorite instrument at Fanny’s House of Music or rent a bicycle for a city cruise at Eastside Cycles. If you want to see another mural, walk a few blocks to Five Points Pizza.
Location: Wedgewood/Houston (across from Dozen Bakery on 516 Hagan Street).
Location: Epice in 12 South
Artist: Relax Max
What to do: 12 South is an extremely popular area with so much to do. It’s also the home to several murals! Shop at Imogene + Willie and Draper James. Grab a cupcake at Sprinkles, and a cup of coffee at Portland Brew. You can also eat fresh seafood at Urban Grub, a cronut at Five Daughter’s or pizza at Mafiaoza’s.
Location: Hugh Baby’s
Artist: What Creative Group
What to do: After a burger and milkshake at Hugh Baby’s, walk along some of the shops on Charlotte. A favorite is Cool Stuff & Weird Things featuring vintage furniture, decor, clothes, records, metal signs and more. You can also stop at the cute coffee shop Headquarters.
Location: Five Points Pizza
Artist: Mobe Oner
What to do: Another great mural on 12 South, start with dinner at Burger Up followed by shopping at Ceri Hoover and White’s Mercantile. Finish off with a Popsicle at Las Paletas and walk around Sylvan Park.
Location: 1004 Division St – On Division Street (across from Cycle Bar in the Gulch)
What to do: Enjoy a class at Cycle Bar, then chow down at Otaku Ramen. If you walk towards 12th Avenue, you’ll find Burger Republic, The Pub, Biscuit Love and shopping from Ann Taylor, Frye and Blush.
The above are only 10 of some of the newest murals in Nashville. There are at least 50 more! Make sure you follow Nashville Walls Project on Instagram for details about upcoming Nashville murals. If you visit these murals for yourself, take a selfie and tag us on Instagram at @tnvacation and #madeintn.
Written by Greta Hollar for VMLY&R on behalf of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.