We’ve written before about the amazing street art found in and around Louisville, and we’re back with even more beautiful artwork for you to see next time you’re in the city. All you need is a camera and some time and you’ve got a weekend of mural sightseeing. Do you have some good shots of this artwork? Share them with us on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @lifestylecommunities.
Garage Bar Exterior Wall, 712 East Market Street
This mural, containing faces from all over the world, is a collaboration of several local artists. Featured within it are the images of a Syrian refugee, a Native-American, and a young Kenyan boy, along with other faces of different races and ethnicities. The words, “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle” are picked from the lyrics of a song called, “Prayer.”
Hikes Point Mural, 3938 Taylorsville Road
In late 2016, the History of Hikes Point Mural was unveiled to the public, made possible by the Center for Neighborhoods through its P.A.I.N.T. (Producing Art in Neighborhoods Together) project. Created by former schoolteacher Liz Richter, this beautiful artwork is a nod to Hikes Point’s history and a symbol of its bright future.
Monkey Wrench Bar, 1025 Barret Avenue
Located on an outside wall of the Monkey Wrench Bar, on the northside of Winter Avenue, is a painted mural of author and journalist, Hunter S. Thompson. A local native, Thompson was born in Louisville in 1937 and became a prominent citizen. The mural, featuring a road-tripping selfie of Thompson, is the work of artists Carol McLeod, Evan Leibowitz, Alexander King and Andy Cook, and was completed in 2010.
Bornstein Building, 1220 Logan Street
Designed and created by Shelby Park artist Tyler Deeb, this visually stunning mural was born from a pixelated picture of flowers. The theme of the design is “building something bigger than ourselves,” and community members helped paint more than 2,000 squares on the side of the building to complete the project.
Via Studios, 225 South Clay Street
This is probably one of the most recognizable and highly-cited murals in the city. It also prominently features one critical message: You’re important to the future. We couldn’t agree more.