Instagrammable Nashville: 12 Must-Visit Murals and Photo Ops

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Wing Mural The Gulch Nashville

What Lifts You Wings by Kelsey Montague.

Located in The Gulch, this interactive mural features large wings and has become a staple for Instagram pictures in Nashville.


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I Believe in Nashville

The I Believe in Nashville mural is a symbol of local pride and community resilience.


Drippy Lips

The “Drippy Lips” mural, created by Donald Robertson, is a vibrant piece of street art located in The Gulch, Nashville. This bold mural features a large pair of colorful lips with paint dripping down, making it a popular backdrop for photos.


Candy Hearts Mural

The “Candy Hearts” mural, located in Nashville's Gulch area, showcases a series of colorful, oversized candy hearts with sweet messages, making it a favorite spot for romantic photos and social media posts. This playful and vibrant artwork adds a touch of whimsy and love to the urban landscape of the city.

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The “Looking Pretty, Music City” mural, created by artist Emily Eisenhart in collaboration with Eastside Murals, is located in the 12 South neighborhood of Nashville. This vibrant mural celebrates the city's creative spirit and supports local arts and music programs, featuring a colorful and artistic design that enhances the urban landscape .


Wanna Spoon Cereal Bar

The “Spooned in Nashville” mural is part of the Wanna Spoon Cereal Bar in the 12 South neighborhood, a vibrant and Instagrammable venue that blends nostalgic and modern aesthetics. This mural enhances the playful and whimsical atmosphere of the cereal bar, making it a popular spot for both dining and photography.


Nashville Looks Good On You

The “Nashville Looks Good on You” mural is a beloved piece of street art located in the 12South neighborhood of Nashville. Featuring the phrase “Nashville Looks Good on You” in elegant, flowing script against a dark background, this mural has become a hotspot for visitors and locals alike, often used as a backdrop for photos that celebrate the city's charm and style.


The Dragon Mural

The Dragon Mural, officially known as the “Eastside Dragon,” is an iconic piece of public art located on the side of the Draper Tower in East Nashville. Painted by artist Audie Adams in 1995, this vibrant and colorful mural depicts a large, whimsical dragon that has become a beloved landmark in the community. It's particularly popular among residents and visitors for its playful design and the way it brightens up the neighborhood.

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The Kind Way

The “Kind Way” mural is a colorful and uplifting piece of street art located in Nashville, Tennessee. It features the phrase “In a world where you can be anything, be kind” in bold, vibrant letters, surrounded by a floral design that adds a touch of beauty and inspiration to its surroundings. This mural encourages positivity and kindness, making it a favorite spot for reflective photos and community appreciation.


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Dolly Parton

The “Dolly at The 5 Spot” mural, painted by artist Mobe Oner, is located in East Nashville and features a striking depiction of country music legend Dolly Parton. Set against a colorful, abstract background, this mural captures Dolly's iconic style and charisma, making it a standout piece in Nashville's vibrant street art scene.


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This large, bright floral mural can be found on Charlotte Avenue and is a popular backdrop for photos.

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The Draper James mural, located on 12th Ave. S in Nashville, features a charming blue and white striped wall outside Reese Witherspoon's boutique. This mural not only adds a touch of Southern elegance but also pairs nicely with the neighboring “I Believe In Nashville” mural, making it a notable spot for visitors.


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