7 Murals in 7 Days
So you’re visiting Music City for a weekend. Dreaming about finding picturesque spots for fun photos? Want to maximize your time and still get as many great insta-worthy pictures as possible?
I’ve compiled a list of my favorite Nashville murals - “7 murals in 7 days” - ones that I personally love taking my friends and family to every time they visit! Luckily, you will find a large portion of them are located on the same street within a 2 minute walk from each other, so it’s more than doable to hit all 7 in less than a week. If you’re really on a mission and secure your touristing schedule, you can easily visit all of them in one day! Read on if you want to know where to find these special Nashville spots.
I Believe in Nashville - 2700 12th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37204
This patriotic piece of art is arguably Nashville’s most iconic mural. Located on 12 South, plan your day accordingly if you’re hoping to hit this photo opp - its popularity guarantees that on peak weekend hours, from around 11am to 3pm, there will be a line for pictures. Stop by Christy’s cookies for a sweet treat while you wait to snap that perfect photo, or browse Reese Witherspoon’s boutique Draper James, located right next to the mural.
2. Angel Wings - 302 11th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37203
In the heart of the gulch, there is almost always a line for this instagram-famous spot. But don’t worry - Biscuit Love is right around the corner, so grab a hearty Southern brunch to get fueled before your wait. Your time in line could range anywhere from 5 minutes to 45, depending on whether there are just a few tourists or multiple bridal parties ahead of you waiting for a tun! Use the hashtag #whatliftsyou when posting to be included in the angel wings feed.
3. Nashville Looks Good On You - 2509 12th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37212.
You may find that most murals attract mainly tourists, but this one is a pleasant exception. Located behind the famous Frothy Monkey coffee shop, this is a popular spot for both tourists and residents alike. Nashville born-and-breds, music loving hopefuls, newly-moved-in college students, and first time visitors alike all flock to this mural to make a proud declaration: I love Nashville and Nashville loves me!
4. Flower Garden - 2900 12th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37212
This picturesque springtime backdrop is such a pretty photo opp. Located on 12th South, past both the I believe in Nashville and Peace, Love, and Good Deeds murals, you will find this flower covered wall on the side of Green Pea Salon. And if you really need more of the garden-nature-feel, continue on down 12th South one more block to Sevier Park, a community area with lots of greenery and some potential playground recreation for you and your friends.
5. Peace, Love, & Good Deeds - 2705 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204
This rainbow colored mural once just read “Nashville,” but it has since been revamped into a trendy “Nashville” with a peace sign cleverly used as the “v.” Located on the side of Corner Music, hit up this fun mural with a hippie style outfit to compliment the tie-dye theme.
6. The Nashville Walls Project - 299 11th Ave S. Nshville, TN 37203
This mural by talented artist Jason Woodside is a beautiful collage of different colored lines and shapes - you can’t miss it while driving down 11th avenue. A minute’s walk from the angel wings mural and located right across from a strip of unique Nashville eateries, you’ll definitely want to hit up the Juice Bar for a delicious smoothie to stay hydrated and energized during your photoshoot.
7. Drippy Lips - 1814 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212
This unique mural is a classic favorite for fashionistas and bloggers. Pair it with a cute outfit and your favorite red lipstick for an edgy insta-hit, or grab your travel buddies and capture some candid group pics. The nice thing about this mural is that multiple people can take photos against the wall at once, so the line remains generally pretty thing. However, be sure to plan accordingly during peak hours. By Eastside Murals, designed by Donald “Drawbertson” Robertson.