Lexington’s Mural Challenge

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The Lincoln mural is located at 247 Water St. | Photo by VisitLex

Taking a walk through almost any neighborhood, you’ll notice that our city is pretty colorful — spring flowers, lush green landscapes, and 50+ street art murals that decorate our urban facades.

Lexington’s murals

Most of these artworks are orchestrated by local nonprofit PRHBTN, meaning that they’re not city-funded — privately-owned buildings serve as the canvas, not city or government buildings.

Recently, the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau (you know them best as VisitLex) has launched a new mural challenge to encourage citizens to explore the colorful world of Lexington’s street art.

How it works

Step 1 | Get your digital pass by signing up with this link. It’s totally free + totally easy to use.

Step 2 | Check your phone. You’ll get a text message and an email after signing up that contains your pass.

Step 3 | Start exploring. The pass contains addresses, GPS coordinates + information about 48 different murals around our city. Basically, it’s a high-tech + user-friendly treasure map.

Pro tip: Don’t forget to use your pass to check-in at each mural you visit. Instead of “X marks the spot,” street art marks the spot.

Step 4 | Pick up your prize. Once you’ve checked in to six different murals using your pass, you can pick up a prize poster at the Lexington Visitors Center, 215 W. Main St., Ste. 75. Ahoy, you’ve found your treasure.

What does the prize poster look like?

Well, this is just another piece of Lexington artwork that you need to see for yourself.

Start exploring

If you’re ready to get started, check out this map of the 48 murals in the mural challenge, or take a peek at a few of our favorites that we’ve listed below:

  • Shop Local, 212 Woodland Ave.
  • Three Elements: Water, Earth, Air, 227 N. Limestone
  • Kentucky Life, 131 Church St.
  • Lexington Rainbow, 720 Bryan Ave.
  • Horse on High Knoll, 115 W. Short St.
  • Dolly Parton, 1109 Versailles Rd.
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