BY COLLIN CZARNECKI
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If you know your way around Nashville then there’s a pretty solid chance you can associate a neighborhood with a mural.
The dragon in Hillsboro Village, the Draper James stripes in 12 South, the “East Nashville” signs on the East Side, DCXV Industries’ “I Believe In Nashville” – murals dot every neighborhood in Nashville.
While we love them all, we decided to dig a little deeper and find some of Nashville’s hidden and lesser-known street art and murals. NOBLE took to the streets, back alleys and parking garages of Nashville to seek out murals you haven’t seen yet. Feast your eyes on some of Nashville’s freshest street artwork below.
The Nashville Walls Project has been coating the city with paint and beauty by inviting street and graffiti artists from around the world to create murals around Nashville. Artists like RONE, Adele Renault and Curiot have all traveled to make their mark on Music City. Located on the north wall of a parking garage at 236 5th Ave. North, Tavar Zawacki aka ABOVE created this colorful, multi-story mural in downtown Nashville as part of the project.
WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT: 236 5th Ave. North | Map
Another Nashville Walls Project mural, Mike Shine’s work sprawls across the side of the Carnival Music building in Music Row. (Trust us, the mural is wider, but an old, beat-up Toyota Corolla was blocking our shot when we tried to snap a photo of the whole piece.) You can find Shine’s artwork in all of its glory at 24 Music Square West.
WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT: Carnival Music, 24 Music Square W # 2 | Map
Head over to north Nashville to see award-winning artist and owner of One Drip Ink Tattoo shop Elisheba Israel’s work located on the “Norf Wall.” Along with Israel’s piece, the colorful yard of concrete walls features more than a dozen different murals from local artists.
WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT: 817 18th Ave. North | Map
This 20×40-foot cassette tape mural by artist Josh Belvins is keeping things fresh at Wedgehill Market. Belvins incorporated the market’s windows into his piece to use as cassette wheels and to finish off the throwback mixtape look.
WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT: Wedgehill Market, 600 Benton Ave. | Map
From street art along Gallatin Avenue to The Basement East’s wall of murals, there’s no shortage of artwork in East Nashville. You may have spotted “Boxquiat,” by Sterling Goller Brown in Five Points next to Bongo East, but if you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, we highly recommend it.
WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT: Bongo Java East, 107 South 11th St. | Map
The East Side gets some more love in our mural list with this piece, which is hidden in an alley behind The Basement East. The vibrant mural is signed by musician Rebecca Moreland and Andee Rudlof and reads “Love Loud Sing Freak Soul.” Watch the mural come to life in this video.
WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT: Alley Behind Basement East, 917 Woodland St. | Map
Creative, collaborator and artist Beth Inglish’s “Tree of Life” mural grows to high heights above United Methodist Church’s rooftop in downtown Nashville. The 75-foot-long, 40-foot-high mural overlooks the city skyline and casts some cool shade on the streets below.
WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT: 520 Commerce St. | Map
If you’ve been to Plaza Artist Materials or across the street to Third Man Records, there’s a good chance you’ve spotted this mural. Technically, that means you’ve seen it, and technically it shouldn’t be on our list. But we like to break rules and we also love this mural, so here it is. Artists Bryan Deese, Audie Adams and Ryan Shrader collaborated to create this SoBro beauty.
WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT: 633 Middleton St. | Map
You’ll find this gem of ole Merle Haggard off the beaten path (and tracks) in West Nashville. Seriously though, this one is hard to find, but it’s worth the effort. Artists Bryan Deese, ARIVE-MSG and KEMO MSG worked their magic to bring this piece to life.
WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT: Clifton Avenue and 25th Avenue North | Map