15 murals around Lexington, KY

Check out our guide to the many meaningful murals you can find around our city.

LEX Abraham Lincoln mural

Honest Abe is keeping an eye over East Vine Street. | Photo by LEXtoday

We all know that Lexington has a vibrant art scene — and we’re not just talking about Woodland Art Fair or the Lexington Art League. One of our all-time favorite galleries? Lexington itself.

The Horse Capital of the World is home to a number of meaningful murals and street art pieces. Today, we’re sharing where to find pieces that really paint a picture of our city.

Abraham Lincoln, 247 Water St. | By Eduardo Kobra
This 60-ft tall kaleidoscope of color can be found on the back of the Kentucky Theatre, and might just be the world’s largest mural of Abraham Lincoln.

Dolly Parton, 1099 W. High St. | By ArtFX Design Studios
Snap a selfie with the queen of country music herself, then pop in to peruse the hilarious designs at Shop Local KY.

A mural of a fox laying with a crown on its head

Foxy seeing you here. | Photo by Blake Penrod

Fox, 471 Jefferson St. | By Alexandra Pangburn
Pangburn is a native Lexingtonian who now lives in Denver and turned her pet portrait business into large-scale murals. Fox can be found on the side of Jefferson Street Coffee.

A red, pink, and turquoise mural featuring a fox and flowers

We must have a thing with foxes in Lex, huh? | Photo by VisitLex

Friendship, 161 Bruce St. | By Key Detail
Painted in partnership with PRHBTN for its 10th anniversary, this fantasy-filled mural is on the side of Harrison Elementary School and features foxes, fairies, and mushrooms. See the whole piece.

A mural featuring a pink pony with tropical leaves surrounding it.

Pony, pony, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? | Photo by VisitLex

Horse on High Knoll, 115 W. Short St. | By Wylie Caudill
We know blue reigns supreme around here, but artist Wylie Caudill presented us with a new hue — a pretty pink pony prominently featured on the side of the High Knoll Wealth building.

Lilly and the Silly Monkeys, address | By Herakut
Herakut is a duo of German artists — Hera and Kut — who created pieces, like this one, as part of the storybook series. Its sister mural, Where Dreams Come From, is found on North Limestone.

A yellow and gold mural of Louis Armstrong and a trumpet

You can’t help but smile when you drive past Louis. | photo by VisitLex

Louis Armstrong, 185 Elm Tree Ln. | By Sergio Odeith
A 30x70-ft mural featuring an infectiously-smiling Louis Armstrong, which celebrates the storied musical past of Lexington’s East End.

A black and white mural with a colorful horse on it

Does it get any more Lexington Man O’ War and the big blue building? | Photo by Brian Behr

Man O’ War, 307 W. Short St.| By Agustin Mazarte
This 30x30 mural was unveiled in 2017 to commemorate the 100th birthday of legendary racehorse Man O’ War.

A giant purple mural

Mother of us All looking over Lexington. | Photo by LEXtoday

Mother of Us All, 161 N. Limestone | By Gaia
Organized by PRHBTN and the Faulkner Morgan Archive, this eye-popping purple piece depicts Sweet Evening Breeze, a pioneer of the local drag scene.

A mural depicting a goddess with a beam of light coming from her heart

This work was created as part of PRHBTN’s 2021 Mural festival. | Photo provided by Joe King

Pythia in Agate, Corner of Jefferson and West Third | By Joe King
This mural tells the story of the Oracle of Delphi, bringing life to this part of Transylvania University’s campus.

A large mural featuring two bulls nudging heads with flowers and birds around them

Our cows need the spotlight too. | Photo courtesy of PRHBTN

Till the Cows Come Home, 111 Mechanic St. | By Alexandra Pangburn and Aerosol Kingdom
What do you get when two animal artists combine forces? Mural-sized magic. This piece pays homage to Kentucky’s cattle industry, which is often overlooked for bourbon and horses.

A woman and puppy standing in front of a mural that says together we are stronger

This is one of City Editor Molly’s favorite murals. | Photo by LEXtoday

Together We Are Stronger, 105 Eastern Ave. | By SquarePegs Studio and Design
This heartfelt message was painted on the wall of A Cup of Common Wealth during the beginning of the lockdown in March 2020 and was considered the state’s motto during that year.

A black and white fox made out of geometric lines and shapes

This mural was created in partnership with PRHBTN in 2017. | Photo by LEXtoday

Untitled, Church Street Parking Lot | By Keya Tama
This mural features a large cartoon black-and-white fox, reaching up to a bird, and wrapping around the building. It can be found in the lot next to Lussi Brown Coffee Bar.

Untitled, Victorian Square parking garage| By Koz Dos
Venezuelan street artist Koz Dos combines graffiti-style walls with realistic faces and animals. His work can be found all over the world.

A mural with a big blue wildcat, butterflies, and flowers

The best of the Bluegrass all in one place. | Photo by LEXtoday

Wildcat, 503 Euclid Ave. | By Alexandrea Pangburn
Wait until you see this larger-than-life wildcat on campus, created by Wildcat alum Alexandrea Pangburn. Watch this cool recap reel of its creation.

Want to make a day out of finding all the murals our city has to offer? Have a peek at this mural map courtesy of VisitLEX+ share photos of your artsy adventure with us on social media by using #LEXtoday.

More from LEXtoday