Your guide to Birmingham’s beautiful murals in 2021—Part 3

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I hope you’re ready for more murals because we are back. It’s time to go experience the best art around our city. This is part three of our ultimate guide to Birmingham’s murals. Check out part 1 and part 2 first, if you missed them.

1. Know Your History Mural—@movetk

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Some of Bham’s icons. Photo via Tim Kerr Art

This mural depicts four Birmingham icons—Fred Shuttlesworth, a civil rights activist; Sun Ra, an iconic jazz musician; Angela Davis, an activist; and Spider Martin, a photojournalist.

2. One City Mural—@marcusfetch

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The One City Mural. Photo via Bham Now

This mural represents unity, and although we’re all different, we are one city.

3. Birmingham Color Wall— @marcusfetch

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Muralist Marcus Fetch in front of one of his Birmingham murals. Photo by Hannah Williams.

Another Marcus Fetch creation, this mural idea began with Marcus, but dozens of others in the community came together to add to it. You can find the Birmingham Color Wall and its most recent add ons on 1st Avenue.

4. Woodlawn Mural— @blankspacebham

A colorful mural in Woodlawn. Photo via Blank Space Bham

This mural located in Woodlawn displays bright colors and musical instruments.

5. With Every Fall, Comes Spring Mural— @marcusfetch and @seanmgilder

A mural of community. Photo via Marcus Fetch

This is a tree with leaves made of handprints from the community. It shows the change of leaves from fall to spring.

6. BHM Collaborative Mural— @bhm_artist_collective

One of my fave of Birmingham’s murals—one of encouragement. Photo via BHM Artist Collective

The mural is a collaborative effort between Fitz Hand Painted Signs, Blank Space Bham, BHM Artist Collective, and more, along with REV Birmingham. The goal of the mural was to provide a message of encouragement to Birmingham’s essential workers during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

7. Alabama Ballet Mural— @trelili

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The Ballet Mural can be found not far from Pepper Place. Photo via Miranda Shaffer for Bham Now

This iconic mural shows a lady riding her bike with a polka-dot dress and sunflowers.

8. Fancy’s on 5th Mural—@redpathcreative

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Miss Fancy in all her glory in Avondale. Photo via Red Path Creative

This mural of Fancy the Elephant can be found in the heart of Avondale.

9. It’s the Right Time Legacy Mural #1 —@blankspacebham

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The newest mural in downtown Birmingham. Photo via Miranda Shaffer for Bham Now

This is the first of four murals that will be a part of the “It’s the Right Time” legacy mural project in partnership with the World Games and Hibbett.

10. It’s Nice to Have You in Birmingham mural—@mcmcbhm

Spot this mural at Trim Tab. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Head to Trim Tab for a drink and catch this giant blue mural pained across the top of the building.

11. Mayawell Bar Rabbit Mural—@brother_andy

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Mayawell Bar Mural. Photo via Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

This Rabbit mural can be found on the side of Mayawell Bar. Enjoy one of Mayawell’s delicious margaritas, and take a look at the wall art.

12. World Games 2021 Mural—@marcusfetch

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World Games 2021 Mural. Photo via The Waites Birmingham Instagram

Here’s another mural in honor of the World Games coming to Birmingham. This one was painted by well-known local artist, Marcus Fetch.

13. Ecoscape Phoenix Mural—@mammothmurals

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North Birmingham Ecoscape Phoenix on 30th Avenue North. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

A Phoenix appears to be bursting into smoke as its feathers fly behind it on this colorful mural.

14. Fancy the Elephant—@bbonardd

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Fancy the Elephant mural at Avondale Brewing Company. Photo via @magiccitymurals

Miss Fancy the Elephant can be seen on the side of Avondale Brewing Company. She is the icon of the company.

15. Awesome to Have You in Avondale Mural— @roblikespie &

Its Great to be in Avondale. Photo via Bham Now.

A well-known mural in Avondale, this artl welcomes you to the area with a bright green and white color palette.

Stay tuned for more parts of our guide to murals in Birmingham, coming soon. Tag us on social @bhamnow with any photos you take in front of our city’s murals!

Miranda Shaffer
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