We mentioned in our Perfect Weekend in Nashville Guide that visiting some of the fantastic murals in Nashville is a must, but now we’re giving you the inside scoop into some of our favorite murals that Music City has to offer, their locations, and of course, the perfect captions to go with your Instagram picture!
1. “I Believe in Nashville”
2702 12th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37204 // 1402 Clinton Street, Nashville, TN 37203
This coveted mural is one of the most photographed in all of Nashville. It’s all about Nashville pride, and it’s the perfect introduction into Nashville’s unique vibes. The original is located in the 12 South area, but you can also take your photo in front of the identical one located near Marathon Music Works.
Caption: Country music made be do it.
2. “Looking Pretty, Music City”
2709 12th Avenue South Nashville, TN, 37203
Located on the side of the new Madewell store is this cutesy new addition to the 12 south area. This mural epitomizes the vibrancy of Nashville, and we especially love the unique saying that is plastered across the brightly designed wall.
Caption: “I woke up in Nashville, but it still felt like a dream”- Sean Ennis (Woke Up In Nashville)
3. “What Lifts You Up” Wings
302 11th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203
Arguably the most popular mural in Nashville is this one created by artist, Kelsey Montague. Right in the heart of the Gulch, you’ve got to get your picture taken in front of the big wings or even sitting in front of the tiny ones.
Caption: “I forgot I had dreams, I forgot I had wings”- Kelsea Ballerini (Miss Me More)
4. “What Lifts You Up” Hot Air Balloon
1034 W Eastland Avenue Nashville TN, 27206
Created by the same artist, you have to head to the newly gentrified area of East Nashville for this mural. Complete with a hot air balloon basket to pose in, this one is probably one of the cutest murals currently in Music City. The East Nashville mural is just across the street too in case you want to snap a shot of that one, while you’re at it!
Caption: High on good vibes and good music in Nashville.
5. “Nashville Looks Good On You”
2511 12th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37204
Before you go home, you’ve got to snap your picture in front of this classic black and white masterpiece. It’s located on the side of a popular coffee shop, The Frothy Monkey, just outside 12 South.
Caption: “I like it, I love it, I want some more of it”- Tim McGraw (I Like It, I Love It)
6. Geometric Colorful “The Nashville Walls Project” Mural
299 11th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203
Located in the Gulch, you can find two murals side by side, situated in the parking lot across from a quaint brunch spot called Milk and Honey. The mural is a colorful and abstract, making the perfect backdrop for your next Insta photo.
Caption: “Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing?” – Pablo Picasso
7. Flower Garden Mural
1900 12th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203
Hidden on the side of a salon, the floral mural is the most charming compilation of beautiful flowers. The colors and vibrant imagery will make your Instagram picture stand out. Wear something monochromatic to pop against the colorful backdrop!
Caption: “I fell for you in springtime, I needed something new”- Jill & Kate (Nashville)
8. “Kindness Is…”
1120 4th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37203
Nestled in the charming town of Germantown, is the kind mural created by supporters of @thekindway. It’s a simple floral art piece with the words “Kindness is and a blank space on it, aimed towards inviting others to define kindness.
Caption: Kindness is Free. Key. Love.
9. Draper James mural
2608 12th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203
Superstar Reese Witherspoon recently opened up her own clothing store called Draper James. The southern-inspired boutique even has a mural to go with it! On the side of the store, you’ll find both a Draper James logo with a bench to pose on, as well as, a wall of charming blue and white vertical stripes to take your picture in front of. Both make for a cute and endearing photograph! Bonus: It’s right across the street from the “I Believe In Nashville” mural.
Caption: Earning my stripes in Nashville, Tennessee.
10. “It’s Gonna Be O.K.”
3020 Charlotte Avenue Nashville, TN 37204
Sometimes we all need a reminder that things will work out, and that’s what this Nashville mural does. We love how it quietly highlights mental health awareness. This mural is one of the many that are hidden on this stretch of road in Nashville. Snap your photo in front of this charming reminder, but be careful to look out for cars!
Caption: Just a reminder, when you’re having a bad day…
This wraps up some of our favorite current murals! The art scene is thriving in Nashville, and there are more popping up all over the city each and every day. Make sure to tag us in your mural photos, so we can check out some of your favorites!
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