Birmingham artist Java Lewis spreads cheer with holiday window paintings [Photos]

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Java Lewis, Birmingham’s “Mr. Painterman.” (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Over the past month, local artist Java Lewis—also known as Mr. Painterman—has been busy decorating the windows and doors of businesses throughout the Birmingham area with cheerful holiday paintings. Keep reading to learn more about Java Lewis and where you can find his window paintings in The Magic City!

About Java Lewis, “Mr. Painterman”

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Java Lewis with one of his holiday paintings in Birmingham. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Born and raised in the Birmingham area, Java discovered painting as his passion in high school. After spending time in different big cities across the country, Java moved back to The Magic City in the early 2000’s and eventually published a book of his works entitled Mr. Painterman.

During the holiday season, Java helps bring joy to the city by painting colorful renditions of familiar holiday scenes & characters on the windows and doors of establishments throughout the city.

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Java signing his name after finishing a holiday painting on the door of Fashions Etc. Hair Salon on 1st Avenue North. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Where to find all 16 of Java Lewis’ holiday murals in Birmingham

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Dog Days of Birmingham decked out in holiday cheer thanks to Java Lewis. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Java Lewis’ holiday paintings are spread throughout some of Birmingham’s most popular restaurants, retail spaces and more. We’ve listed out the addresses of all 16 paintings below:

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Java Lewis’ painting at the Alabama Peanut Co. building on Morris Avenue. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

BONUS: Click these links to see Java Lewis’ holiday paintings in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Which of Java Lewis’ murals have you spotted in Birmingham? Take a pic and tag us @bhamnow to let us know! 

Nathan Watson
Nathan Watson

Senior Content Producer at Bham Now

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