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Nashville has been titled the “IT” city and it’s no wonder. Music is amazing. Food is delish. The party never stops. Music is off the hook and street art is endless! On our recent visit to Nashville, I added a few more murals to my post AND I share with you ADDRESSES to make it easier for you to find! Around every corner you can find Instagram-worthy street art making for hours of fun without breaking the bank!
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On our second visit to Nashville, we happened to be there on Christmas Eve and I naively thought that with a nickname like “Music City” with a row of Honky Tonks that play from 10am-3am, I thought it was a city that never sleeps. Boy was I wrong. Turns out, many things just so happen to be closed on Christmas Eve. Not that I’m complaining as I totally 100% support this. But what to do, what to do in Nashville on Christmas Eve, you might ask? Why, find street art of course! It’s obviously one of the best free things to do in Nashville and always open!
So, we decided to make an afternoon out of it and find as many wall murals in Downtown Nashville as we could! We hit up a few of Nashville’s best eatries before hunting down some quick street art murals!
Prior to discovering the wall murals in Nashville, I had read a lot of posts about amazing street art popping up all over the world. Some of it I really enjoyed and other bits, I couldn’t see what the big deal was.
Creative and innovative artists are taking to the streets to express themselves and transform an empty, plain side of a building into a masterpiece and people are flocking around the world to find these amazing murals. I have to say, I have quickly become OBSESSED and now search for street art everywhere I go! Plus, the make for the perfect Instagram moment!
Hopefully this little guide to Nashville’s street art brings some color to your life and a whole lotta fun! There are a ton of wall murals in Nashville and I certainly didn’t get to them all but these were some of the best wall murals in Nashville, Tennessee! There are more than 50 murals in Nashville that you should see, but to visit them all, you will certainly need a long photosesh to find all of Nashville’s most Instagrammable spots!
The Nashville Walls Project brings in artists from around the world to liven up the walls and streets of Nashville and below are the easy murals we happened to find.
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1. Kelsey Montague #WhatLiftsYou
When I saw these beautiful wings, I knew I had to find these first and foremost! They’re absolutely amazing and I had never seen anything like them before. Turns out Kelsey Montague travels the world and creates beautiful, interactive wall murals for people to have fun with and share on social media. I can now say, I’m a huge fan! Today, the Nashville mural wings are considered to be the most popular wall mural in Nashville and it’s not hard to see why! Found more Kelsey Montague art in Wroclaw, Poland too!
Directly nest to the larger wings were a small pair of wings perfect for adorable babies or pets. We sat my mom’s dog down and he instantly became a photo star and every one suddenly wanted their picture with Freddy! All dogs
go to heaven get 15 minutes of fame, right?
Address: 302 11th Ave S. Gulch, Nashville, TN 37203
2. “I Believe in Nashville”
While in Nashville, it was only fitting that I found the motto of Nashville, created by DCXV Industries. Artist Adrien Saporiti began to share his artwork around Nashville, with wall murals around town that inspire city pride.
Address: 2702 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204
3. Draper James Blue & White Stripes
Directly opposite from the “I Believe in Nashville” mural, on the side of Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James boutique, you’ll find the blue and white stripes. Not exactly a wall mural, but fun nonetheless to take some pictures in front of!
Address: 2608 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204
4. Nashville at Heart Mural Art
Just down the road from Draper James, you’ll find the rainbow colored peace symbol attracting everyone’s attention! It’s rather hard to miss as it’s quite large and soooo colorful!
Address: Corner of 12th Ave S and Dallas Ave
5. Green Pea Salon Flower Mural
Along the side of the very stylish hair Green Pea Salon is the vibrant and happy wall mural full of flowers to bring any rainy day! Yes, when I went it was pouring rain, but it certainly cheered up my gloomy day! It was like frolicking through a prairie hill with spring flowers!
Address: 12th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37204
6. “Make Music, Not War”
Just opposite the field of flowers mural, is the ‘Make Music, Not War” wall mural, which was an added bonus upon finding the flower mural! Naturally, as Nashville is nicknamed “Music City” I needed to take a picture here!
Address: 2902 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204, USA
7. Kim Kennedy Mural with guitarist Dave Baker
This next one we found on accident by putting North instead of South in the address. How lucky was this that we just happened to stumbled upon this beautiful piece by Kim Kennedy!
Address: 114 12th Ave. N
8. Google Fiber mural
But just a few feet away was actually one of the best wall murals in Nashville on the side of the Whiskey Kitchen which we were originally looking for! After a few photos, we decided to have a light lunch with a variety of delicious appetizers and beers! This one was with made in association with Google Fiber who is leaving their mark all over the country with #MakeTheInternet colorful!
Address: 118 12th Ave S
9. Google Fiber on Five Points Pizza
Google Fiber has contributed to many colorful wall murals in Nashville as well as at least 5 other cities across the US stoking the internet with vibrant, flashy Insta-worthy art! Not only does it bring in foot traffic, bringing together community but it just livens up a neighborhood and makes for loads of fun! So a big round of applause for Google! This Google Fiber mural in East Nashville can be found on the side of Five Points Pizza.
Address: 1012 Woodland St.
10. Radiate Positivity mural
Nearby was this joyous mural we happened to find, pulling over quickly along side the road to snap a few photos. I decided to radiate my positivity by actin’ a fool!
11. Athens of the South mural
Over near our Air B&B rental, we stumbled upon quite a few murals, including this Athens of the South mural depicting images of Nashville referring to the fact that Nashville has many things that resemble Athens, including the Parthenon.
Address: 704 Main St. (on the side of Greko Greek Street Food)
12. Jerry’s Artarama mural
Just across the street is Jerry’s Artarama of Nashville, annnnd naturally there would be some pretty damn awesome street art along their walls. It’s so fun for me to not be the one behind the camera for once and truly have some fun playing with these interactive murals.
13. Stay Tuned Nashville mural
We decided to walk up and down this street and just see if there were more murals, as it seems once you find one, you’re bound to find more. Annnnnd sure and heck, we found a simple, yet Instagrammable Nashville mural. The Stay Tuned Nashville mural was painted by Adrien Saporiti / DCXV Industries.
Address: Center 615 at 625 Main St.
14. Take Flight Mural
Stretched out along one massive long wall, you’ll find multiple murals all painted by different artists displaying a wide variety of murals. My favorite was the Take Flight mural, a very colorful piece that spoke to my inner bird by Kevin Bongang/OFF the Wall Nashville).
Address: Charlotte Avenue at 28th Avenue North
15. Fly Higher Mural
Painted by Joseph “Sentrock” Perez/OFF the Wall Nashville), this piece was quite fun!
Address: Charlotte Avenue at 28th Avenue North
The address is also the same for the unique mural below.
16. Johnny Cash mural
Located downtown Nashville, not far from the Johnny Cash Museum which is slowly starting to peel and probably won’t be around much longer.
Address: 300 4th Ave. South
It definitely seems to me that of any city in the world, Nashville might be one of the best places to find so many different wall murals in one place! I wish we had had more time to find the dozens of other beautiful wall murals that fill the streets of Nashville with creative and colorful images. But I know I’ll be back and I’ll add to this each time I go!
Other Street Art around the World:
Nashville with the Music City Total Access Pass
Where to Find Street Art in Louisville, KY
Mural City: Zaspa Street Art in Gdansk, Poland
Day Trips from Nashville
A Tour of Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Lynchburg TN
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Replies to Easy Wall Murals to Find in Nashville
I love street art. I have a special Pinterest board where I pin all the street art posts I come across. Then I check it for local sightings wherever I am. I am pinning this post now.
I have definitely become obsessed and also look for them everywhere – seems Australia and Chile are the best places! Almost tempted to go there just because of the wall murals haha
I love Nashville, but one of the things that we didn’t do while we were there was hunt for all of the murals! Sounds like I need another trip back!
Oh I definitely want to find many others! 5 was not enough! By as it’s only 2 hours from my parents I’m sure we’ll go again!
Lolo you seem to be very good at finding street art. I’m so upset that I can’t find anywhere, while everybody else keeps bragging about their findings. The inly place I could find some was in Dresden. Very beautiful street art in Nashville. #TheWeeklyPostcard
Louisville, Lexington and Nashville was the were the first! I got quite lucky! But now back in Germany I haven’t found any yet but have researched some in Munich that I’ll try to find soon!
Lovely art and photos! Those wings!! I too am a big fan of street art and have been spending a lot of time looking for it. It’s interesting to see how different cities have different styles. Here in LA, the style varies depending on which part of town you’re in. Fascinating! #Theweeklypostcard
I’m sure Nashville’s also varies depending on where you are. I found many online in Nashville but these were the easier and quickest to find on a pouring, rainy day!
I still have not made it to Nashville but when I do I will definitely be on the lookout for street art. You found some great ones and I love the fun pics that you took. Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.
Like you I was sceptical about Street Art, then I was commissioned to do a magazine article on it and now I too am obsessed. I want to see a pair of those wings now! Will Stumble #TheWeeklyPostcard
I am getting obsessed with wall art too. I am starting with going around Los Angeles taking pictures of everything I can find (not that easy since LA is big). So great you found so many cute murals in Nashville. The wings and butterflies ones are so beautiful! #TheWeeklyPostcard
I love this post, and I love more that you are in them. I will now probably pinch this idea because it makes the street art more effective. I owe you.
so great – i love murals! i def need to plan a trip to nashville!!
I love street art like this, the more expressive the better! Thanks for linking up with #wkendtravelinspiration!
Beautiful street art there and I like that you’ve shared the addresses so its easier to find! Pretty sure you’ve sold me on Nashville and Kentucky now 😉 #TheWeeklyPostcard
Oh Nashville is lovely! Unfortunately I won’t be writing a post on that besides this one as everything was closed when we went. Dang Holidays! Hope you can go one day! Have you ever been to the States?
Yeh festive season can do that. I’ve only been once as a kid, we went to DC, Orlando (Disney World) and the Florida Keys. Mostly faint memories. So much to see when i do!
Oh definitely! There’s so much to do!
Never been to Nashville ! Absolutely loved the murals 🙂 pinned for the future trips to the States!
Super and fun article, I too love street and am forever snapping photos on the way by! Love these especially the wings!
I LOVE street art — what a fantastic collection of places to see it. These will definitely make my list of things to do when we visit Nashville.
Great pics. I particularly like the wings! Will have to look out for that artist elsewhere. I know my daughter would adore them too. Thanks for linking #citytripping
The saying ‘birds of the same kind flock together’ came to my mind. So yeah, musicians and mural artists come together! Sounds like a great city. 🙂
We always love looking for street art! What a great collection Nashville has. I love the wings and the flowers. Now, I’ll have to look for Kelsey Montague’s works. This was such a great find.
I am absolutely obsessed with murals. I always go looking for them. I also participate in Monday Murals hosted by http://oaklanddailyphoto.blogspot.mx/
I love those angel wings! Street art is the best and I so wish we had more murals like that here in Tromso!
I love the wings – you couldn’t not pose in front of those. Street art is so fun to follow and there seems more and more of it popping up everywhere. #citytripping
I especially love interactive street art!
Love the wings!! I’ve never been to Nashville but we were recently talking about how we need to go. #wanderfulwednesday
You’ll love it!
Thanks for sharing I love this street art the Kelsey Montague one is my favourite. Going to check out your other street art posts. Thanks for the awsome pins and for sharing with #faraway files
(and have an amazing honeymoon! )
Thank you! 🙂
Thanks for your patience with #FarawayFiles – glad you linked this post! I love those murals – especially the wings and the flowers. Really beautiful! I did not think of Nashville and street art before now. Cheers! Erin
Always keeping an eye out haha 🙂
Great pics – the wings are my fave #farawayfiles
Are you a travel or fashion blogger these days Lolo? hee hee just joking. You look fabulous and I particularly like the wings. Hooray for street murals and thanks for sharing them with us on #FarawayFiles
I don’t have enough clothes to be a fashion blogger although my husband would disagree haha
Oh I LOVE these, Lolo! Thanks so much for sharing on #FarawayFiles. The photos are great and I’m in love with the wings. Nashville has been on my list for a while now. This looks really cool.
Thanks Clare! The wings are definitely amazing! I’m now obsessed with Kelsey Montague art!
These are wonderful! Great poses too 🙂
Those wings are so beautiful! You really do have a knack of finding the best street art on your visits. #FarawayFiles
Just wish there was some in the small town I live in!
Beautiful murals, I love, love the one with the wings, so pretty!!
I especially like the mural with wings and that it is designed to encourage audience participation. Thanks for contributing to this week’s Monday Mural. Welcome to the meme. I hope you’ll participate again. Don’t forget to link back to the meme.
I always wonder where people find all of the amazing street art. Do they just wander around and find them or do they know where to look? That being said, I love that you included the address so other people can see it for themselves. The flower mural is gorgeous. #mondayescapes
I LOVE street art and have also become obsessed with finding it while traveling! These are some amazing pieces and I’ll definitely be seeking them out when I finally make it to Nashville! Thanks for sharing 😀
I wish Chattanooga would follow suit and add some more murals. These are gorgeous and really add to the feel. And the wings!!! I’ve seen them in other cities, but not in Nashville. Time to go back and get pics with them!
I loved your Louisville ones and these are great too, especially the wings. A great way to pass the time when everything conspires against you!
I would have been very disappointed to go all that way for nothing. At least we found these!
Nashville is on my list. I have seen these fairytale wings in another city. I can’t recall where though. Anybody know?
Kelsey Montague has created many wings, check out her website!
I’m doing my best to catalog it all – murals, sculpture, interesting signs and cool graffiti. But there is soooo much! https://nashvillepublicart.com/
The “I Believe in Nashville” mural sadly got defaced last week just days before its 5th birthday =(
Oh how sad!!!! Why would someone do that!?
What a fabulous post! I absolutely love street art! Pinning for when I go to Nashville!
I never used to give street art a second thought until I started reading stories like yours and now I am hooked! I’m in Penang at the moment and have really enjoyed the street art tour, I expect you had fun on yours as well. I Have to agree with the majority of the comments, the wings are spectacular but I’m also rather partial to Green Pea Salon Flower Mural. Pinned for future reference. #feetdotravel
Fabulous photos – love the wings!! Think you’d love Cambridge, MA and the Graffiti Alley there… we were in Boston for a week and went to Veggie Galaxy (this amazing veggie/vegan diner) and just happened to pass this amazing graffiti alley on our way there. Many times. As we kept going back for the great food. And photos 😉
Oooh nice I’ll have to look into that! Thanks for stopping by!
Love all the great street art you found. My favorite is the angel wings. Great tip to add the addresses. Awesome photos and thanks for sharing!
Wauu, really amazing photos!
Nashville is one of our favorite cities in America, and I can’t wait to check out the murals next time we visit. Those wings were magical. Awesome post 🙂
How fun to find these during your time in Nashville! The Flower Mural is definitely my favorite of the ones in your post. Haven’t been to TN yet, but will definitely have to check these out if we ever make it there. Thanks for sharing!
Don’t know how we missed this before! You are now added to your Street Art board now, though. Hoping to have some free time in Nashville in just a few weeks, so we’ll have to hunt these down!
Yes you’ll have to find them! Although I’ve recently heard that the Nashville mural has been defaced! 🙁 hopefully they fix it up again
Love all the street art you found here. My favourite is the one with the magical wings, hope to visit one day. Thanks for sharing.
We love street art. The wings look like a great photo opportunity. Thanks for sharing.
These are great! Cool to discover a city through its street art 🙂
This is a very timely post for me as I’ll be visiting Nashville in a few weeks with my mom. Thanks for sharing these locations!!
Oh then I hope you have fun! I hope the Nashville mural is fixed by then (if not already)
I didn’t know about the street art scene in Nashville. I love your poses in front of each piece of street art, very Instagram worthy!
Thank you! Nashville has some wonderful street art!
Those wings are absolutely gorgeous! I want to see them – the photograph is just great! Love street art so would love to see all of these (wings first though!!!!) and then those flowers!!! #feetdotravel
I love street art and these look really vibrant and colourful. Street art, the world over is a mirror of the place’s culture and times. An expression of unknown and unsung artists.
My home state!! Both of my brothers live in Nashville, but I’ve never seen these as we don’t go downtown much. I will definitely make a venture down there now! You have some great poses and pics here. Love love love it!
Oh yes! It would be a crime to miss these beauties!!
This is work of art! Love your photos! Nashville seems amazing!
Oh wow I just love this what a great post, I LOVE the wings I want to find some x
What a fantastic site!! Loved the pics, the addresses that were attached plus the extra links. Very nice. Can’t wait to sightsee : )
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it and hopefully get to see these one day!
Nashville seems like such a fun city to visit! I hope I can make it there one day :).
OMG love this! I just went to Nashville for the first time in June, and while I saw a couple of murals, I focused most of my attention on the city’s food and music sites. BUT, I’ve already told my husband I want to go back, and mural-spotting is already on the to-do list!
(And can I also just say that I’m pretty much in love with all the outfits you’re wearing in this post?!? Because I am!)
Oh my gosh thanks for the sweet comment!
It still amazes me that I’ve never been to Nashville, I’ve certainly thought about visiting for long enough It’s going on the (ever-growing) list and these tips are so helpful. Thank you!
I’ve been dying to get myself to Nashville! I’ve been to Memphis but not Nashville and I’m kinda sad I haven’t made it there yet. Definitely saving this for when I go!
We go to Nashville often, but never explored other areas. My next trip will have to include this. Thanks for the info. By the way, I found your blog from Sharon of Exploring Our World.
Awesome hope you enjoy it!
Wow!! this is so great – i love murals! i definitely need to plan a trip to nashville!!
Great pics. I particularly like the wings! Will have to look out for that artist elsewhere. I know my daughter would adore them too. Thanks for linking #citytripping