25 Insta-worthy Murals in Durham
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25 Insta-worthy Murals in Durham

By Leah McCann
Thursday, Jun 14 2018

There’s nothing like walking around the corner in your favorite neighborhood and discovering some street art to brighten your day. In Durham, there’s no shortage of outdoor art to find—and we’ve done some of the scoping for you. Artists of the Bull City have taken their work outdoors, with world-class street art of various styles. Whether you’re wandering around Durham’s central district or visiting its local establishments, you’re sure to find some art to please. Take this virtual tour through Durham’s most eye-catching murals, then get out of your seat and go see them (and snap them!) for yourself.

And if you want even more mural madness, make sure to check out Mural Durham. Champions of street art in our city, they offer biking and walking tours, have a mural archive where you can find even more art to explore, and even hold the occasional mural festival.

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Swarm

Burt’s Bees Headquarters
210 W. Pettigrew Street (West Wall)
Artist: Matthew Willey

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Two Way Bridges (Puentes de Doble Vía)

Torero’s Mexican Restaurant
800 W. Main Street (intersection of Duke & Main)
Artists (Dominican Republic): Hector Blanco, Ezequiel Soto, Antony Vazquez + Junior Gonzalez-Almonte; Artists (Durham): Cornelio Campos + Miguel Rojas-Sotelo with the assistance of Duke students

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Ninth Street Bakery
136 E. Chapel Hill Street
Artist: Scott Nurkin with The Mural Shop

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Mural Durham: Satellite Park

Duke Arts Annex: Burch Avenue neighborhood
404 Gattis Street
Artists: Jonathan Massullo, Julienne Alexander, Bethany Bash, Sarahlaine Calva, Cornelio Campos, Gina Franco, Rachel Goodwin, George Mitchell (with HappymessART)

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Wall of Hope

Ninth Street Bakery (South-Facing Wall)
136 E. Chapel Hill Street
Artist: Andria Linn

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Pauli Murray from “Face Up: Telling Stories of Community Life”

Various Locations
117 S. Buchanan Boulevard, 313 Foster Street, and 1101 W. Chapel Hill Street (The Cookery)
Artist: Brett Cook

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Southern Boundaries Park
100 Third Fork Road
Artists: Julienne Alexander and Julia Gartrell

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Angel of Spring

Ninth Street Flowers / Ninth Street Dance
700 Ninth Street
Artist: Michael Brown

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The Mothership
401 W. Geer Street
Artist: Josh McBride

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The Durham Civil Rights Mural (From The Durham Civil Rights History Project)

Durham Arts Council
120 Morris Street
Artist: Brenda Miller Holmes + 30 community members

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Manbites Dog Theater
703 Foster Street
Artist: Michael Brown

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Celebrate

106 Main Pub
108 E. Main Street
Artist: Michael Brown

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Mural Durham Festival

Duke Arts Annex
404 Gattis Street
Artists: Bart Cusick, Franco, Heather Gordon, Victor Knight, Brenda Miller Holmes, Sergio Sanchez, Woem & Andrew Masullo

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Flame, Fire, Forge

Vega Metals
214 Hunt Street
Artist: Emily Weinstein

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Plow to Pint for Wendell Berry

Fullsteam Brewery
726 Rigsbee Avenue
Artist: Denton Burrows + Jonathan Neville

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Time Bridge

Downtown Durham YMCA
218 W. Morgan Street
Artist: Odili Donald Odita

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Untitled (Durham Food Co-Op Mural)

The Cookery
1101 W. Chapel Hill Street
Artist: Edie Cohn

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Black Wall Street

Food World Plaza
401 E. Lakewood Avenue
Artist: Emily Weinstein

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West Ellerbee Creek Trail, I-85 underpass
1515 N. Pointe Drive (then head down the walking trail toward the underpass)
Artist: Dare Coulter

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Spectre Arts Mural

Spectre Arts
1004 Morning Glory Avenue
Artists: Nicole Salgar + Grace Lang + Ramiro Davaro-Comas

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Liberty Warehouse Mural

Liberty Warehouse Apartments
400 W. Corporation Street
Artist: Darius Quarles

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The Blue Note Grill
709 Washington Street
Artist: Cameron Kramer

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Camellia

Duke University
Campus Drive underpass
Artist: Jonathan Massullo

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JC’s Kitchen
706 E. Main Street
Artist: Artie Barksdale

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Here Comes the Sun

Thomas, Ferguson & Mullins
119 E. Main Street
Artist: Karen (Stern) Perkins

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Leah is a North Carolina native, on a mission to find the best gems in her home state. Her few years up North just couldn’t compete with NC’s Southern hospitality and a good fried chicken sandwich.
25 Insta-worthy Murals in Durham
25 Insta-worthy Murals in Durham