As soon as we moved out west, all these bright, colorful murals have been popping up in our hometown. I remember when Krog Street Tunnel used to be the main landmark for graffiti, but now these colorful murals are all over Atlanta. We learned that much of it started from the Living Walls conference in August 2010. They have since evolved to year-long projects, and it’s not simply about making amazing urban art but also about highlighting a number of problems facing the city.
While we were visiting friends and family in Atlanta, we also made it our mission to hunt down as many of them as possible and we’ve rounded them up in this post. Be sure to use the map below to navigate to each spot! Also, since these murals are constantly changing, check the date on the bottom to see when we last visited.
25 BEST INSTAGRAM SPOTS IN ATLANTA
1. Ricky Watts Wall for Outer Space Project
2. Little Trouble Neon Sign
3. Beltline HENSE Wall (Pastel Spots)
Closest Address: 985 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
4. Beltline Fish Mural by Rising Red Lotus
Opposite side of the above HENSE Wall.
TMNK by Jerkface (COVERED UP)
6. The Music Room Boombox Doors
7. Disco Wall at Disco Kroger
8. HOXXOH Wall
9. Greg Mike Wall
10. Greg Mike Garage Door
Diagonally across the street from the above Greg Mike wall.
11. Arden’s Garden Blue Geometric Wall
12. “atlanta” part of the Atlanta Humane Society
13. Stripes Garage Door
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 (turn left after exiting the market onto the beltline)
We spotted this garage door on the way to another mural but couldn’t resist stopping for a quick shot. As a bonus, there’s a tiny door right under it!
14. Upside Down House by Caroline Caldwell
15. The Highball Artist aka the Dripping Bridge by Hadley Breckenridge
Closest Intersection: Lucile Ave SW & Muse St SW
This one is hard to see from the road, but you’ll find it if you head down to the tunnel under the road.
16. A Toast to Atlanta by Dr. Dax
17. Dr. Dax Container Wall
18. Martina Merlini Wall
19. Atlanta Wall
Centennial Olympic Park (anyone have the exact address to this?)
20. Abstract Wall by HENSE
21. Atlanta Sign Philips Arena
photo by @mistahfu
22. Tree of Life by 3ttman
23. Atlanta Made Wall
24. HOXXOH Wall 2
25. Best of Atlanta
On the Atlanta Beltline (See map to pinpoint location)
MAP TO HELP YOU GET AROUND:
When you visit different cities, do you hunt down photo ops like these? What cities have you visited that had the best murals?
How Do You Spell Love. You Don’t Spell It, You Feel It by Dr. Dax
1242 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Last updated: Sept 26, 2016