Back in 2012 on one of our second major road trips we visited my cousin Chris in South Dakota. We met up with him in downtown Rapid City and after lunch he and his friend walked us to to Art Alley. It is such a colorful place with really cool artwork.
I saw this mural while we were walking around in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in New York and I loved how colorful and how fun it was. It was my first time to NYC in 2012.
On our road trip to San Fran from Chicago in 2012 we drove through Bishop, California which is a big climbing community, and at a random gas station this was on the wall.
In 2013 on a road trip to Colorado we were driving out of downtown Denver and came across this awesomeness.
In case you missed my post about us Jumping for Joy.
In December of 2013 we went to Austin, Texas for our friends’ Kristina and Patrick’s wedding and hung out in the South Congress (SoCo) area. This is a pretty famous staple of the SoCo area and it was fun to see in person. There was a line of people waiting to take a picture here.
In December 2013 for Dave’s birthday we decided to drive up to Santa Barbara for the day to explore. While we were walking around town after lunch we came across these gems.
March of this year when we went on our LA to Seattle Road Trip, I looked up a few murals in major cities that I wanted to see.
Here were my favorites from San Fran:
Portland, Oregon had some awesome ones:
This was from a random street in Brooklyn during our trip in New York this past May. I love to travel and move around to experience new towns, but I am always a little homesick for Chicago. This little snail was also from Williamsburg after we ate at the Rabbit Hole.
As you can see, I really enjoy finding murals/street art in different cities and states. It’s unique to that area and adds a lot of pizazz and color to a place.
Any fun murals in your city I should check out next time I’m there?
16 thoughts on “Travel Thursdays: Street Art/Murals All Over the USA”
I love that mural in Bishop CA!! SO pretty! Awesome post. xo
That Bishop one was my boyfriend’s favorite too! Thanks for visiting and commenting Katelyn!
I don’t know anything about murals but I see that “I love you so much” in so many people’s instagram pictures!!!
Yes me too! That’s why I wanted to go there, because I’d always seen it online everywhere. It’s quite popular, there were a lot of people there.
I love the flamingos! And the giant snail is pretty awesome too. You’ll be happy to hear that Seattle has its fair share of murals: http://www.seattlemuralproject.org/
I definitely have to check some out in Seattle, I’ve already done a little research 🙂
Oh I love these! I haven’t found any as cool as you have, but the town that my husband grew up in has a sidewalk chalk festival and they block off main street and artists come and create the most amazing artwork on the road! Reminds me of that!! Very cool!!!
That’s such a fun idea, love that!
I LOVE street art and murals! I don’t think I’ve seen any of those Portland ones, so now I must find them (especially the flamingos)!
In my original post about Portland I posted the locations of the murals, forgot to do it in this post. But here ya Mattie:
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