Now that warmer spring weather is here (sort of), I am trying to get out and explore Minneapolis more, so that’s where the hunt for these Minneapolis murals started. Hunting down murals in this city is the perfect mix of urban exploration and photography opportunities for me. I’ve always loved spotting street art in this city, they always add a pop of color that can really brighten your day.
Here are a few of my favorite Minneapolis murals that I’ve found while living here:
This one might by my favorite. It’s so bright and colorful, there’s just no way you can miss it. I also love the size of this one. It has a way of making you feel so small while you take in just how big the buildings around you are.
Location: Downtown Minneapolis, 5th & Hennepin
Greetings from Minneapolis
I like this one because the mural depicts one of my favorite views of the city, and is tucked away just right. If you’re not looking for it, you might just miss this one when you’re driving down Hennepin.
Location: 515 1st Ave NE
This one is a great throwback. It takes me back to a simpler time. A time when advertisements were still painted on the side of a building. Who doesn’t want an orange crush drink now?
Location: 2210 Marshall St NE
Lamb on Lowry
I remember when I first stumbled upon this mural by accident. I was stuck in traffic and annoyed. Then I glanced over and saw this lamb painted on the side of a building. It made me just a little bit happy that I was stuck there. I thought it was so cute and unique. It still makes me happy to drive by. I also feel like this one represents my idea of Northeast Minneapolis really well.
Location: Lowry & NE 4th St.
An iconic piece to Minneapolis – I recently learned that this wall has one of the most difficult solo piano pieces painted on it. To me it makes this one that much more intriguing.
Location: S 10th St. & Marquette Ave
I should note that this is by no means an extensive list of Minneapolis murals. In fact, this barely scratches the surface. You can find maps of Northeast Minneapolis murals here. Minneapolis also has a great interactive map on their website here.
What about your city. Do you have a favorite mural where you live? – Let me know in the comments below!