You may remember earlier this week when I posted Street Art and Murals of Lexington, Kentucky: Volume I, which included twenty murals and their locations. Today is the second installment, where I highlight another sixteen murals and where to find them. Lexington has so many murals on the sides of buildings throughout the city, that I’m doing two more posts next week, so you can locate even more murals!
Now that the weather is finally sunny and warm, walking around downtown would be such a great idea to see how many murals you can spot!
“Bus Barn Murals Lexington Transit Authority“
- Artist: Mike and Jenny Lucketts
- Location: LexTran Fuel and Wash Facility on Loudon Ave – near 109 West Loudon Avenue, Lexington, Kentucky.
- Details about the mural: This collection of murals depicts the history of public transportation in Lexington.
- Artist: BroCoLoco
- Location: On the side of the building near 800 North Limestone.
- Details about the mural: Origami birds flying along the side of the building.
“York Street Water Tank Mural”
- Artists: Lennon Michalski and Keaton Young
- Location: 124 York Street, Lexington, Kentucky
- Details about the mural: Kentucky American Water’s York Street storage tank in Lexington was painted in October 2017 through a partnership with the Lexington Art League and the NoLi (North Limestone) corporation. The York Street Water Tank Mural Collaboration of NoLi CDC, Kentucky American Water, Blue Grass Community Foundation, Lexington Art League, and artists Lennon Michalski and Keaton Young. The design and concept for the project was by Terry Stout and Charles Browning.
“Harry Dean Stanton Mural”
- Artists: Graham Allen and Geoff Murphy
- Location: Kentucky for Kentucky, 720 Bryan Ave, Lexington, Kentucky 40505
- Details about the mural: Beginning in February of 2011, the city of Lexington, Kentucky has proudly hosted a film festival in honor of Kentucky born actor Harry Dean Stanton. This mural was revealed on September 30, 2017 on the walls outside of the store, Kentucky for Kentucky.
- Artist: Unknown
- Location: On the side of West Sixth Brewing – near the “Horses Jumping” mural
- Artist: Gaia
- Location: 600 block of Bellaire Ave in the “Bread Box”
- Details about the mural: This large mural features five Thoroughbred horses leaping off an empty equestrian pedestal as keffiyeh print from the United Emirates unfurls in the background. It can be found in front of West Sixth Brewery.
- Artist: Unknown
- Location: On the back of West Sixth Brewing
- Artist: MrDheo and Pariz One
- Location: Located at 266 Jefferson Street, Lexington, Kentucky – Chase Taproom
- Details about the mural: Completed in 2015 as part of the PRHBTN program. Portugal artists MrDheo and Pariz One team up to bring this eccentric mural to the side of Jefferson Street’s Chase Taproom. The mural is divided into several sections and features vintage oversized artwork in vibrant, eye-catching colors.
“Man O’ War Mural”
- Artist: Agustin Zarate
- Location: On the side of The Village Idiot – 307 West Short Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507
- Details about the mural: This mural was to celebrate Man O’ War’s 100th Birthday.
“Lily and the Silly Monkeys”
- Artist: Herekut
- Location: Belle’s Cocktail House on 156 Market Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40508
- Details about the mural: Part of a storybook series by Herakut, Lily and the Silly Monkeys was created in 2012. German artists Hera and Akut, joined forces under the name Herakut to erect murals around the world. Its sister mural, Where Dreams Come From, can be found on North Limestone.
- Artist: Andrew Hem
- Location: The 100 block of West Short Street – near 145 West Short Street, Lexington, Kentucky
- Details about the mural: Los Angeles artist, Andrew Hem, has been known to paint otherworldly beings like the ones seen in this mural, which was painted in 2014. See if you can spot a Hello Kitty cameo.
“Daughter of Immigrants Mural”
- Artist: Jessica Sabogal
- Location: This mural is located on the rear of the 21C building facing North – near 137 West Main Street, Lexington, Kentucky.
- Artist: Phlegm
- Location: Near 120 West Short Street, Lexington, Kentucky
- Artist: Britt Spencer
- Location: 200 block of East Short Street
- Details about the mural: This imaginative painting has been around since 2005 and was painted by Lexington native Britt Spencer who is recognized by the New York Society of Illustrators.
- Artist: Eduardo Kobra
- Location: 200 block of Water Street – It’s near the Kentucky Utilities building and The Livery
- Details about the mural: Standing 60 feet high on the back of the famous Kentucky Theater, this colorful kaleidoscope mural is, as far as we know, the world’s largest mural of Abraham Lincoln. It was painted by acclaimed Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra, whose other works can be found all over the world in cities like New York, Los Angeles and Moscow.
“Mind, Body and Soul”
- Artist: Wasseem Touma
- Location: 200 block of Vine Street – At the light near Kentucky Utilities and the intersection of Quality Street and Water Street and East Vine Street.
- Details about the mural: Born in Sydney, Australia, artist Wasseem Touma lets his Arabic heritage shine in pieces like this 2011 mural, which can be found along the High Street side of the YMCA building.
In case you missed it… Be sure to check out the previous street art and murals:
- Street Art and Murals of Lexington, Kentucky: Volume I
- Street Art and Murals of Lexington Kentucky: Volume II
Be sure to check out Volume III and IV coming next week!