The popularity of street art is on the rise in Columbus.
Columbus has built a reputation as being a very arts-friendly city. And while that’s certainly true, most of that art has happened in traditional viewing spaces like museums and galleries. Until relatively recently, that is.
The popularity of street art is flourishing in our city right now, and honestly, it’s about time. I love living in a city with colorful murals and thought-provoking art installations, especially when they’re completely free to admire.
We’ve decided to take a look at some inspiring pieces all across the city and we’d love to see more. If we missed your favorite mural or you happen to know the artist behind some of the unknown works, don’t hesitate to send us an email over at firstname.lastname@example.org.
E. Whittier St. & Carpenter St. | Southern Orchards
“Be The Change” mural by an unknown artist
8 E Lincoln St. | Short North
Short North Gothic mural, by artists Steve Galgas and Mike Altman
480 W Town St. | Franklinton
Video Game murals At Close Quarters Social Gaming Club
28 Bollinger Pl. | Short North
Mona Lisa mural, by artist Brian Clemons
N Broadway underpass | Clintonville
Clintonville-Linden History mural, by artist Gregory Ackers
McDowell St. & W Chapel St. | Franklinton
N. 6th St. & E. Lafayette St. | Discovery District
Alley Islands, by various artists
Lucas St. & W Town St. | Franklinton
Football Players at Land-Grant Brewery, by artists Mandi Caskey and Jacob Tanner
Lucas St. & W Rich St. | Franklinton
Eternal mural, by artist Natalia Sanchez
McDowell St. & W Rich St. | Franklinton
By artist Aimee Wissman
By artist Katie Golonka
S 5th St. and E Main St. | Downtown Columbus
Cbus Color Wall, by various artists
454 S Wheatland Ave. | Hilltop
Peace Train, by artist Justin Withrow
750 N High St. | Short North
The Journey, by artists Eric Skotnes and Ryan Sarfati
435 W Town St. | Franklinton
202 McDowell St. | Franklinton
By artist Gabriela Torres
1382 S 4th St. | Merion Village
Art is Good for You, by artist Clint Davidson
Abandoned overpass | Scioto Audubon Metro Park
We Are Stronger Together mural, by Mandy Caskey and various artists
We’ll continue updating this list as we discover more amazing art. If you’re going out to see some of the murals, be sure to share any interesting art you come across on Instagram using #columbusnavigator.
Originally published 6/30/20. Updated 6/7/21.