A Guide to your Fave Bham Murals

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If you are like me you love the Birmingham Murals spread across our city. If you are also like me you may sometimes get a bit lost looking for them for your next photo op. Don’t worry, there will be no more wandering through the city confused. Here is a guide to some Birmingham mural favorites for your next mural adventure.

  1. It’s Nice to Have you in Birmingham

This beautiful mural is a fan favorite. It also can be a little tricky to find with the many one way streets in the city. The slogan has been used since the 1950’s for Birmingham and is a constant reminder of this city’s southern hospitality.

Location: 112 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203


2. The Vulcan Mural Project

This gem is definitely worth the look. Highlighting our favorite iron statue, this pop-art beauty is one of the newer public murals in Bham. Created by Kyle Kruse and Stephanie Guckenberger, the Vulcan Project brings a pop of color to downtown.

Location: 1818 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203 On the side of Revelator Coffee, facing 19th Street


3. It’s Awesome to Have you in Avondale

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It’s awesome to have you in Avondale

For all of you Avondale advocates out there, this mural is for you. This direct invitation to the heart of Avondale, will have you exploring the right way. With it being right next to one of your favorite breweries, it won’t be too hard to find.

Location: 4169 2nd Avenue South


4. Children Holding Up the City

This mural, on the outside of the YWCA building and created by local art teacher, Carrie McGrann, depicts Birmingham’s city skyline held up by children.  “Strong youth, strong city” is painted on the mural, reflecting YouthServe’s mission to promote youth volunteerism and leadership.

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Courtesy, Birmingham Art Museum

 

Birmingham Museum of Art, YouthServe and Project Corporate Leadership worked with YWCA on the project. 


 

 

 

If you are looking for more murals to brighten up your day. Here is a comprehensive map

Author: Vicky Lewis

Senior at UAB, Poodle Enthusiast, Hiking Novice