If you’ve been around town for a while, you’ve probably spotted some of Springfield’s most notable murals, and maybe even snapped a picture in front of one.Â Maybe you’ve seen someone you know post a photo of an awesome mural but you haven’t been able to find it around town on your own. Never fear; check out our complete guide to Springfield’s street art!
Butterfly Wings on Walnut St
These human sized butterfly wings are painted by none other than up and coming muralist, Andrea Ehrhardt! You’ve probably seen someone snapping a photo in front of them near Black Sheep Burgers & Shakes downtown. Follow along with the hashtag #417StreetArt to see more of her fun murals around town!
Umbrella Rainbow at Seminole Decor Center
Another fantastic piece byÂ Andrea Ehrhardt is at Seminole Decor Center!
We have the prettiest customers in 417 land#seminoledecorcenter #bestpaintstoreintown #417streetart #weloveourcustomers A post shared by Seminole Decor Center (@seminoledecorcenter) on Feb 7, 2018 at 8:30am PST
Underwater SceneÂ at TCI Graphics
This eye-catching underwater scene was painted by Susan Summer-Luarca and features manatees, whales, eagle rays, turtles and fish as part of a series featuring environmental themes. She was inspired by the dangers faced by wildlife in the oil disasterÂ near the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. This one you will have to see to believeâ€“it covers the whole TCI Graphics building!
Mural at Fresh Gallery
This colorful mural was painted by Robert E. Smith in 2000. The muralÂ shows downtown Springfield as it appeared in 1975. It’s located off of Campbell Ave, on an outside wall of Fresh Gallery.
“Do Good” on Commercial St
This is a brand new mural located on Commercial Street!
Underwater SceneÂ at Mt Vernon & Grant
Yes, there are TWO underwater murals in Springfield, MO! This one is located at Mt. Vernon and Grant, near Campbell Elementary.
Octopus across from Rogue Barber
Another one of our favorites from Andrea Ehrhardt is this octopus mural!
Downtown Springfield @artbyandreaehrhardt #exploring #travling #blessed #dachshund #dotson #puppylove #doglife #adventure #417streetart Â A post shared by Beverly (@beverly_pinkangell89) on Jan 27, 2018 at 5:56pm PST
Youth Mural Project at MarketÂ & Olive St
This mural was created by Dave Loewenstein, a muralist based in Lawrence, Kansas in partnership with students from the local Bailey’s Alternative School! It was a part of hisÂ Youth Mural Project in 2001. Check it out on the corner of Market and Olive St near Hollywood Theaters downtown. Â Â Â Â Â Â
Student Murals at Brick City
ThisÂ mural was done by Michael Yates for his Painting III class in 2015 when he was a senior at MSU. He says the portrait is ofÂ his brother, who is an activist and writer living in Los Angeles. Michael saysÂ his brother is a huge source of inspiration and always encouragesÂ him to do things for the people. Check it out just off of Boonville near Brick City.
Bud’s Tire & Wheel Mural
Tunnel Off of South St
A lot of people have said they think this mural looks like Tom Hanks when they pass by. Check it out downtown right across from the Mudhouse!
Painting on walls is always a good thing. This one … #publicmurals #revitalize #cityscapes #Downtown #Springfield #streetart #mural #art #pianoman #417streetart #srac #downtownsgf #paintonwalls #publicart #musicman #violin & #duelingpianos #Missouri # scarfsâœŒJames the musician! A post shared by Jess Anne Aradan (@shutt3r_girl) on Feb 24, 2018 at 4:54am PST
Founder’s Park Murals
There are so many great murals around Founder’s Park! You can find Springfield history in photos and murals at the city’s founding site, designed to resemble a quarry.
Wild HorsesÂ at Alamo Drafthouse
Another beautiful masterpiece createdÂ by SusanÂ Summer-Luarca!Â This mural fills the entire back side of the Alamo Drafthouse facing Campbell Ave.Â The big question when Alamo Drafthouse took over the space from Campbell 16 was “Will they keep they mural?” and the big answer was, yes!Â Â The mural was painted in 2008 and took three weeks to complete.
This fun cycling mural is located on the old Queen City Cycles building, which is now a Surf Supply Shop on the corner of Walnut and Patton.
Printing Press Mural at Trader’s Printing
This mural is on the corner of Patton and McDaniel, on the side of the Trader’s Printing building!
SaturdayÂ Evening MuralÂ at Harbell’s
This soft pastel mural is located on the side of Harbell’s, on the corner of Campbell and Park Central West. The mural was done by David Guinn.
Let us know where your favorite murals are around town!
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