Your Guide To Fantastic Street Art Around Columbus

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 [email protected]

Photo via the Greater Columbus Arts Council

Before we dive in, I do want to make a quick note of the outpouring of art that has popped up over the last month in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement. This art is all 100% worth checking out in person and my advice is just to park downtown on a nice afternoon and plan to walk all around the Broad and High area. There are so many incredible artists contributing to the emotional displays downtown.


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

Unknown artist


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

Unknown artist


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.

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