If you are looking for street art and murals in Lexington Kentucky, then a walking tour of the North Limestone is for you.
A while ago Marisol was mentioning to me how much she missed seeing street art in California. Since relocating to Kentucky (during the pandemic) we hadn’t gotten out much unless it was in nature. So, I printed out a map of Lexington, loaded everyone into the car and we took off.
The NoLi District of Lexington is full of the most beautiful street art.
We parked on North Limestone at The Nest, and then walked along North Limestone to Broomwagon Bikes & Cafe. I hope I have all of these in order of how we saw them.
Where dreams come from, Herakut
On the corner of North Limestone and East Sixth you’ll come across Where Dreams Come From, by Herakut.
A tradition of music, Michael Burrell
On that same intersection of North Limestone and East Sixth there are two more murals. This one is on the wall at Al’s Bar, A Tradition Of Music, by Michael Burrell.
There doesn’t appear to be any information on this mural which is also located on the corner of North Limestone and East Sixth.
On the other side of the building above, you’ll find these strange characters, which again, nobody seems to know anything about yet.
If you look past the mural above through to the next building, you’ll find another fantastic mural on the side of the STEAM Academy, by Fowl County.
As we wandered further along North Limestone, we passed this beautiful mural on the fence of a private residence.
On the wall of the Vintage On Lime store (which I’m still dying to go inside of) you’ll find the Buffalogirl mural, by BroCoLoco.
Wild Fig Books & Coffee
This mural is on the side of Wild Fig Books & Coffee. This is the only black-owned book store in Lexington, and another place that was unfortunately closed on the day we walked around. We’ll be back though to check it out. I had to do a little digging and discovered that the mural was designed by Ron, but the artist who painted it is Dani Greene.
The Salad Bar
This next mural is on the wall of The Salad Bar, located at 716 N Limestone. It’s the perfect place to stop if you are after something healthy.
Located on the corner of North Limestone and York Street you will find this mural on the side of the building of Charmed Life Tattoo.
Turn around after looking at the mural behind Charmed Life Tattoo and on the opposite side of the street, you will find this one. Again, I cannot find any details on who the artist is though.
York Street water tank mural
Now that you are firmly standing on York Street, you can’t help but notice the amazing artwork on the York Street water tank, by Lennon Michalski and Keeton Young.
Walk down one more block along North Limestone to the corner of Luigart Ct where you’ll find The Buffalo, by ROA. This one was part of the annual PRHBTN celebration.
Turn around after looking at The Buffalo and on the other side of Luigart Ct you will spot a tiny elephant carrying a purse. I haven’t been able to find any information about the artist of this tiny mural.
Head in the clouds, Left Handed Wave
Continuing our stroll along North Limestone, on the corner of Bryan Avenue you’ll see the Head in the Clouds mural, by Left Handed Wave.
You can just see the Lexington Rainbow Mural that was created in 2019 there too.
Red Light Kitchen and Lounge
On the opposite corner from the two murals above, you’ll find The Red Light Kitchen and Lounge mural. Unfortunately this place is permanently closed, but for now, the mural remains.
Broomwagon Bikes and Cafe
You will find two murals at the Broomwagon Bikes and Cafe. The first one is the container art by The Art of Joe King.
The second one, is the Origami Tsunami, by BroCoLoco.
On the other side of 808 N Limestone, you’ll find a brick alley with an iron gate. If you walk down that alley you’ll find a variety of murals along the brick wall.
There are still another couple of areas we plan to visit soon to see more street art and will be sure to share those locations with you as well.