North Carolina Murals

The Charlotte art scene is massive and vibrant, and the city is packed with numerous murals and sculptures. There are many resources for self-guided tours including  The Axios Definitive guide to 70+ Street Murals Mapped and Uptown Charlotte Mural Tour-Clio . The tours take you through notable neighborhoods, revealing fascinating murals  that celebrate the city’s history, culture, and local art scene. Each neighborhood has a variety of murals like Uptown has the Technicolor Portal and the UNCC Tragedy Mural by John Hairston Jr. & Mike Wirth. The mural is a  memorial of the  school shooting on the uncc campus on April 30, 2019 resulting in the tragic deaths of  Elis Parlier and Riley Howel and 4 other wounded victims. In  the South End there is the mural of Mother Nature by Rosalia Torres Weiner that honors a local non profit Friendship Trays that provides subsidized meals to people in need . Plaza Midwood has many murals including Womanhood by Georgie Nakima at Salon 1226– Part of the 2018 Talking Walls Festival. “A visual homage to all that is strength, resilience and womanhood. And of course there is the arts district No Da which has countless  murals including on Osirus Rain and the Big Trouble Collective on N.Davidson St. 

Visit the Queen City and enjoy all the street art.

 

Durham Murals

 

Durham’s mural scene is robust and dynamic, and its murals speak to the city’s history, culture, and future. Discover Durham offers The Best of Bull Self-Guided Tour maps 20+ murals in downtown.  You get to see  murals that celebrate black history and culture like the Durham Civil Rights Mural and the Little Brother by Darius Quarels as well as the Durham Blues Legends by Cameron Kramer.  You’ll come to understand the value of murals and street art in the Durham community, and its importance in the revitalization of neighborhoods.

 

Asheville’s art scene is unique and eclectic, and its street murals are no exception. The city is known for its bohemian, artistic atmosphere, and art communities like the River Arts District.  The Asheville Mountain Mural tours is the only fully guided urban art tour  offering both a  bus or walking option that allows you to  come face-to-face with murals and graffiti culture.You’ll learn about the creators’ stories and inspirations, local history, and the community businesses that have made Asheville a national tourist destination.There are many fabulous murals in the city including Dolly Parton and Ru Paul, Triangle Park, The Daydreamer, and the Lexington Avenue Gateway Murals.

 

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1 hour 30 minutes
Group Size
4 to 12

Dolly Parton and Beyond- Get off the Beaten Path of Asheville Street Art

Get ready to immerse yourself in Asheville's vibrant urban art scene on this guided walking tour! We'll explore hidden alleyways and bustling streets, discovering the stories and artistic talents behind the city's most captivating murals.
Our adventure begins in the River Arts District downtown, where the city’s art culture was born. We'll marvel at diverse styles, from photorealistic portraits to abstract creations. Our knowledgeable guide will share insights into the local artists and the messages they aim to convey.
No Asheville art tour is complete without a visit to West Asheville! Here, a vibrant community spirit shines through the colorful murals that adorn the walls. We'll stop by the legendary Beauty Parade Hair Salon, where a true Asheville icon – Dolly Parton – graces the side of the building. Artist Gus Cutty's creation features Dolly in all her rhinestone-studded glory, joined by the fabulous RuPaul in a recent update. Snap a selfie with this Instagram-famous mural and learn the story behind this unexpected artistic duo.
We will encounter murals that celebrate Asheville's rich cultural heritage, and local businesses close to the community's heart, or whimsical designs that spark your imagination. Our guide will keep you engaged with interesting facts and anecdotes about the murals and the artists who breathe life into Asheville's streets.
This tour is perfect for art enthusiasts, photography lovers, or anyone seeking a unique way to experience Asheville's culture. It's a chance to appreciate the artistic energy that pulsates through the city and be surprised by the beauty found in unexpected corners. So hop on the bus and join us on a colorful adventure!

Duration
1 hour
Group Size
2 to 12

Walking Foundy Tour

Join us on a walking tour of the Foundy in the River Arts District where we learn about the artists that have worked to create an unforgettable street art experience.

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Duration
3 hours
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Up to 14

Bride Tribe, Ditch the Veil! Unleash Your Inner Artist on Our Bachelorette Beverage & Art Tour!

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Skip the clichés and raise a glass to creativity! Our Asheville Bachelorette Art and Beverage Tour lets you and your besties explore the city's vibrant street art scene while indulging in the local craft beverage culture.

Immerse yourselves in:

A curated street art tour: Uncover hidden art gems and gain insights into the city's artistic soul from your knowledgeable guide.
Asheville's booming beverage scene: Sample delicious craft beers, ciders, or wines – all with a backdrop of stunning murals.
Sisterhood and laughter: Celebrate your bride-to-be with unforgettable experiences and photo-worthy moments.

What's Included:

Expertly guided street art tour
Tastings at multiple breweries, cideries, or wineries (depending on your preference)
Insider knowledge on Asheville's art and beverage scene

Ready to toast with your besties?

Book your tour today and let the artistic adventure begin! (Link to booking page)

Optional Add-on: For added convenience, upgrade your experience with pick-up and drop-off directly at your accommodation (fee based on distance).

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Duration
2 hours
Group Size
Up to 14

Street Art and Sips

Asheville is an amazing place to have a destination wedding and enjoy a Bachelorette or Bachelor party before the nuptials. Not to mention the perfect place to get together with your besties and enjoy the sights and flavors of this great city. Our breweries, cideries, and wine producers invest in Asheville's art culture by commissioning some of the best murals in our community. Come learn about urban art culture while you sample Asheville's best spirits. If you need pick-up and drop-off at your lodging an extra fee can be added based on miles from the River Arts District.

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