10 Lesser-Known Memphis Murals
These 10 Memphis murals aren't the biggest, flashiest or most well-known, but they're some of my favorites. I suppose that techinically, they aren't all murals, but they're each iconic in their own way and perfect for photo ops.
I have no idea who's been painting these balloon toting squirrels and bubble blowing raccoons all over town, but I like them. They're nice surprises.
Victory Bicycle Studio moved from its original location on Young to a new shop on Broad about a year ago, but the mural on the side of their original building remains. It's a great place for a photo ops of triumphant occasions. (Young Ave.)
I love that this guitar-toting, judge-facing man has a halo. (Pontotc Street)
These super bright panels add a lot of color to Marshall Ave. (aka, that weird side street that runs diagonally from Sun Studio between Union and Madison).
The Midtown is our Memphis mural (painted by Memphis College of Art students) popped up on the side of the discount gas station next to the Hi-Tone earlier this year. (Rembert and Poplar)
There is, indeed. (Cleveland between Union and Poplar)
The iconic mural on the side of the Stax Museum is one of my favorites. It's simple, mod and a great place to shoot an album cover.
Lucky Heart Cosmetics is one of the oldest surviving manufacturers of African-American beauty supplies. The company was founded just after World War I and are still based in Memphis. Their location has moved around, but their giant mural, which reads "Lucky Heart: Thank you for our blessings" is still intact. (S. Main and Huling)
Memphis isn't just Memphis. It's totally the heart of Tennessee. (Hollywood and Sam Cooper)
This is probably my all-time favorite piece of Memphis street art. When something is done with the Tennessee Brewery building, I hope that this is preserved and installed somewhere amazing, as it's a nice reminder of what's important: investing in good times. (Tennessee St.)