If you follow us on our Facebook or Instagram you might
have noticed that we’re a little obsessed with all the murals popping up around
town. For the last few years, Jacksonville has started to become more
colorful as local and world-renown artists paint the city.
So, due to our latest fascination, I’ve decided to give
you a list of our 10 favorite murals, along with where you may find them. Check
1. Unity by Guido Van Helten
I must start this list with these stunning murals painted
on two silos by the Hart Bridge. Australian artist Guido Van Helten found
inspiration in local human rights activists Connell Brooms and Sara Mahmoud. Naming
the piece “Unity” he stated that “here they model not only as themselves but
representatives of unity, eyes fixed on the same vision at a time of increasing
divide”. This beautiful mural is the perfect and ideal way to welcome
people who are driving into downtown Jacksonville.
2. Untitled by Bik Ismo
Talk about an optical illusion. This mural by Puerto
Rican artist Bik Ismo is truly a jaw-dropping chrome design, I mean
look at the sky and buildings reflecting off of it! You can find this stunning
mural downtown at 898 West Forsyth St.
3. The Dance of the Seven Sins Muses by Okuda
Just a block away from the chrome flying man is this
impressive mural at 927 Events. Spanish artist Okuda created this very
colorful mural that can easily be spotted when driving into
Downtown Jax from Riverside. I only wish Okuda would make this in photo booth
4. Phoenix Arts District
This one is actually not 1 mural but a whole area
dedicated to art. The Phoenix Arts District is dedicated to
giving artists a space to create incredible things. This place is the perfect
spot to find murals of all kinds and styles by talented local artists. This
mural just happens to be one of my favorites.
5. Monstera Leaf Mural by Nico
Speaking of local artists, check out this stunning, and
oh so instagrammable mural by local artist Nico. She has been beautifying the
city for years so you’ll find her work all over town, and for good reason. This
mural is located near CoRK Arts District at Six Hundred King.
6. MOSH Mural by Shaun Thurston
This mural is out of this world… get it??? Artist Shaun
Thurston is another local artist making a splash all over the city. With this
mural, Thurston was able to show a little of what you can expect when walking
into the MOSH Museum.
7. Sunflowers and Jellyfish Murals by Brenda Kato,
Mary Allegretti, and Meredith Sullivan
This one is a two for one. Behind JW Discount store
in Murray Hill you’ll find these two colorful and beautiful murals by three
incredible artists. The first is the Jellyfish Mural by Meredith Sullivan, this
mural screams Florida and I love it! The second is the Sunflower Mural by Brenda
Kato with glass work by Mary Allegretti. They are so beautiful and full of
8. La Verdad No Tiene Forma by Dourone
This stunning mural is located near the Court
House in Downtown Jacksonville. Full of color and detail, this “Truth has no
Form” mural is one of my favorites in town. Although it might be too big for a
selfie, it is the perfect setting for a shot of the city with a pop of color.
9. Lightness of Being by Rene Romero Schuler
Right in the heart of the Jax Urban Core is this massive
mural by Rene Romero Schuler. Right next to the library this blue mural shows
two beautiful figures moving. It truly is a lovely addition to the
10. Vulgus Vult Decipi Ergo Decipiatur by Pixel Pancho
This mural is one of the latest ones to decorate the
buildings of Downtown Jax. With the text reading “The world wants to be
fooled, so let it be fooled” this cool mural is thought-provoking and
eye-catching all at once. Artist Pixel Pancho really did an amazing
job decorating this beautiful and abandoned building.
I hope that more and more murals keep popping up around
town, and we’ll be sure to get the best shots of them.
We’d love to keep showing off the incredible art in our
city, so if there are more murals you’d like us to include in future posts, let
us know in the comments below.