Durham Murals

Durham is a landscape peppered with art...sometimes in the most unexpected places. From the iconic "Durham Civil Rights" mural to the relatively new "Grab Life" that's tucked away in alley 26. Below, enjoy some of our favorite examples of street art from all over the city. 

🐝This buzzing mural is part of the Good of the Hive Initiative | They're painting 50,000 honey bees across America to celebrate their awesomeness and raise awareness about their struggle. Honey bees are an important part of our world! 🌎

🐝This buzzing mural is part of the Good of the Hive Initiative | They're painting 50,000 honey bees across America to celebrate their awesomeness and raise awareness about their struggle. Honey bees are an important part of our world! 🌎

Durham Civil Rights Mural | I love the people and events that this mural celebrates, like Julian Francis Abele, the African American architect who designed Duke Chapel, and actually a lot of Duke's Campus, but never got to go inside because of segregation laws. Check out @mural_durham's website to learn more! Super grateful to them for having this info available to learn more about our art community. 🎨❤️

Durham Civil Rights Mural | I love the people and events that this mural celebrates, like Julian Francis Abele, the African American architect who designed Duke Chapel, and actually a lot of Duke's Campus, but never got to go inside because of segregation laws. Check out @mural_durham's website to learn more! Super grateful to them for having this info available to learn more about our art community. 🎨❤️

Freedom of expression is shown all throughout our beloved City. There are many examples but this hallway leading to Cosmic Cantina (The Best Mexican food on the Planet as they say) caught my eye! Maybe your name is up there.. 😁

Freedom of expression is shown all throughout our beloved City. There are many examples but this hallway leading to Cosmic Cantina (The Best Mexican food on the Planet as they say) caught my eye! Maybe your name is up there.. 😁

One of my favorite murals in Durham! Entitled 'Angel of Spring'. Did you know that the artist that painted this also did the bull sign at the Durham Bulls Ball Park? Pretty cool!

One of my favorite murals in Durham! Entitled 'Angel of Spring'. Did you know that the artist that painted this also did the bull sign at the Durham Bulls Ball Park? Pretty cool!

This mural is called ‘Celebrate’ 🎉 I’d love to think it’s celebrating this awesome city we live in and all of you!

This mural is called ‘Celebrate’ 🎉 I’d love to think it’s celebrating this awesome city we live in and all of you!

Here comes the sun ☀️ Originally painted in the 1970s and restored in the 90s. It sure adds some sunshine to your day!

Here comes the sun ☀️ Originally painted in the 1970s and restored in the 90s. It sure adds some sunshine to your day!

The Mothership.

The Mothership.

What’s bolder than a two story tall blue bull? Only in Durham. 🎨 Grab life by the horns. The very talented artist is @dartsky

What’s bolder than a two story tall blue bull? Only in Durham. 🎨 Grab life by the horns. The very talented artist is @dartsky

One of my favorite things about Durham is little details that make up this city and taking the time to learn about them. This mural is on the side of Coco Cinnamon in Lakewood. I see 'the four immeasurables' in the corner there. Artist: Brett Cook

One of my favorite things about Durham is little details that make up this city and taking the time to learn about them. This mural is on the side of Coco Cinnamon in Lakewood. I see 'the four immeasurables' in the corner there. Artist: Brett Cook