One thing in Nashville that might be growing faster than the city itself: the mural scene. Thanks to the Nashville Walls Project, artists worldwide 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 ten 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 a 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 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 in 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)
The above are only 10 of some of the newest murals in Nashville. There are at least 50 more! Ensure 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.