Street art and murals are all over Lexington and the more I see them, the more I want to find them all and document then in one place. We started on our adventure of finding the murals of Lexington in the Distillery District. From there, we migrated to Newtown Pike and then over to Limestone. We found wolves and chickens, tributes to musical heritage and strange beings. Here, we introduce you to ten murals and magnificent pieces of artwork in Lexington.
This is actually an untitled mural, but we’ve deemed it OBS based on content of the mural. Located at 256 Newtown Pike, this mural was created by Dragon 76. This building also houses Blue Stallion Brewing, which faces W Third St.
Where Dreams Come From
574 N. Limestone on the side of Arcadium. This was part of the first installments of a special children’s book project by Herakut. Lilly was named after the symbol for purity & innocence. Herakut was invited to do this installation by Transylvania professors Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova.
A Tradition of Music on N. Limestone
601 N. Limestone. Mural on the side of Al’s Bar was created by artist Michael Burrell as part of the 2008 Lexington Outdoor Mural Project in which LexArts partnered with Lexington Urban-Fayette County government. It combines images of local musicians Les McCain, Duke Madison and the Smoke Richardson Band. This mural symbolizes the area’s musical history.
574 N. Limestone. Not much is known about this untitled mural, not even the artist.
100 Bloc of E. Sixth Street. Appears on the back of the building where the Wolf Mural exists. Untitled as well, this mural lacks much information. There is a scrolled K.C. on this wall as well as the adjacent – maybe the artist?
Street Academy Mural
123 E. Sixth Street at the STEAM Academy. This science based mural was created by Fowl County as part of the PRHBTN 2016 project.
Strange Characters Mural
600 N. Limestone on the parking lot side of Progress Market. Like the other two murals that exist on this building, the artist is unknown.
746 N. Limestone across from the Old World Building with Pillars mural. Artist unknown.
Old World Building with Pillars Mural
Across the street from the Cityscape on the side of a tattoo parlor. Artist unknown.
York Street Water Tank
124 York St. Created by Lennon Michalski & Keaton Young on the Kentucky American Water tank. Although this mural is behind a fence, there are picturesque signs which give the history behind the art captured in this mural.