Memphis is known for many things—music, food … Elvis. Add to that list some amazing artwork. There’s plenty of public art around town that’s yours for the viewing. Today, we’re focusing on murals in Memphis. They range in theme and size, but they’re all pretty impressive and worth your time to take a look. We’ve hunted them down; you just need to swing by and take a gander for yourself. Check them out:
DeNeuville Learning Center at 190 S. Cooper St.
The DeNeuville Learning Center, located at 190 S. Cooper St., features this vibrant mural. Gaze at the vibrant colors and the diversity of people included in the painting, and you’ll have a perfect vision of the work that goes on inside.
Bari Ristorante at Overton Square
The mural pictured here, created by David Lynch, is the outside façade of Bari Ristorante at Overton Square, located at Cooper and Madison. It’s as intricate as it is whimsical. See the before and progress shots here.
Broad Avenue at Scott Street
This work on Broad Avenue at Scott Street is an impressive 10 feet high and 36 feet long. Created by Michael Roy, it’s part of the I Love Memphis mural project.
Broad Avenue Arts District
Spotted in the Broad Avenue Arts District, this mural by Guillame Alby says,”This is me, this is you, this is we.” We love the geometric shapes and the multidimensional feeling it evokes.
Central Avenue Next to Central BBQ
You can almost hear the music pouring out of this amazing work of art created by Lee Holliday and his son, Paul Holliday, found right next to Central BBQ in Midtown, can’t you?
I Love Memphis at Cooper-Young
Part of the I Love Memphis mural series sponsored by the Urban Arts Commission, the Memphis Convention & Visitor Bureau and the city of Memphis, this one by artist Brandon Marshall shares the sentiment and can be found at Cooper-Young in Midtown.
“Birdcap Underwater” at Eclectic Eye
Found on the side of the Eclectic Eye at Cooper and Peabody, “Birdcap Underwater” by Michael Roy offers a magnified view of a bayou-type water scene, complete with a pair of crocs.
Marc Gasol Matador Mural
Artist Kyle Taylor puts a matador spin on Memphis Grizzlies‘ center Marc Gasol, who hails from Barcelona. You can check it out up close at the corner of Highland and Southern.
Lester Community Center on Tillman
Artists Mark and Megan Davey created this uplifting mural on the side of the Lester Community Center on Tillman. It showcases the variety of activities available at the center.
Cooper-Young Business Mural
Artist Jeanne Seagle created this masterpiece that showcases many of the businesses in the Cooper-Young District. There’s so much to look at!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this mini mural tour. We encourage you to get out and find these murals in Memphis, snap a picture in front of them and share them on Instagram using the hashtag #styleblueprint. And don’t forget to tag us — and follow us: @styleblueprintmemphis. And, let us know of your favorites as well! Have fun embracing the fabulous Memphis street art scene!