7 Iconic Memphis Murals
Memphis is full of murals and public art! Here are 7 of the most iconic murals you can find in Memphis.
There are thousands of murals across the city of Memphis, so this is just a starting point. Where are your favorites?
1. The Big Red I Love Memphis Mural
This is the original I Love Memphis Mural, next to Memphis Made in Cooper Young.
Artist: Brandon Marshall.
2. With Love From Memphis Mural
The Edge District’s “With Love From Memphis” I Love Memphis mural is near High Cotton taproom, just down the street from Sun Studio.
Artists: Allie Mounce / Pretty Useful Co., Chris Porter
3. I Love Memphis Crosstown Mural
The I Love Memphis mural in the Crosstown neighborhood is a must-see when you’re in the area shopping or checking out Crosstown Concourse.
Artists: Kong Wee Pang and Jay Crum, logo by Allie Mounce / Pretty Useful Co.
4. The Sound of Memphis Mural
The Sound of Memphis on the Main Street pedestrian wall pays homage to famous Memphis icons and locations. It’s across the street from Aldo’s Pizza.
Artists: Damon Lamar Reed and Pugs Atomz
5. I AM A MAN Mural
The I AM A MAN mural is in the south Main Arts District, near the National Civil Rights Museum. It pays tribute to the 1968 Sanitiation Workers Strike.
Artists: Marcellous Lovelace, with BLK75
6. B.B. King Mural
This mural is a part of the Paint Memphis project, which has cluster of murals in multiple neighborhoods across town. The tribute to B.B. King is located on Lamar Ave.
Artist: Steven Teller
7. A Note For Hope
A classic Memphis mural installed in 2008, this piece is a collaboration between the artists, Rhodes College students, and CODA staff. It’s at 195 Madison and is visible from the stands of AutoZone Park.
Artist: George Zimmerman
Like I said at the start, there are thousands of murals in Memphis. and this short list is just to get you started. Here are some resources for finding more:
The Memphis Art Project website — memphisart.org — has photographed and cataloged hundreds of public art, sculptures, and murals. Scroll through the site to see what catches your eye.
The UAC helps facilitate public art and murals in Memphis, and they have an interactive map of completed projects, including tons of Memphis murals. Check it out on their website. I Love Memphis and Urban Art Commission work together on the official I Love Memphis murals, too.
Downtown Memphis has put together a handy Downtown Memphis Mural Guide for murals in downtown Memphis. If you want to see a lot of murals on foot (or bike or trolley) all in one vicinity, this is a great resource.
Paint Memphis is a non-profit that coordinates huge mural projects and large scale paintings, bringing in national artists. They’ve covered multiple spots in Memphis with paintings and murals. You can see a list of all their event spots on their website homepage.
Travel writer Kristen Luna loves Memphis, and she showed her love with an extensive, helpful guide to Memphis street art and murals by neighborhood. Check it out on her blog.
Keep scrolling for a few more of my favorite murals in town, plus a map of all the I Love Memphis Murals.
Here's a map of all the I Love Memphis murals.
Ned, that is super cool!!
Larrie, that's what I was thinking!