A Walking Tour of North Limestone Street Art Lexington KY

by Tonya Staab

If you love street art and murals and live in Kentucky, then you’ll love the walk to view North Limestone street art in Lexington KY.

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 is full of the most beautiful street art in Lexington KY.

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.

Street art Lexington KY

Where dreams come from, Herakut

On the corner of North Limestone and East Sixth you’ll come across Where Dreams Come From, by Herakut.

The Where Dreams Come From mural by Herakut on the corner of North Limestone and East Sixth in Lexington.
Where Dreams Come From, 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.

A tradition of music mural by Michael Burrell on the wall of Al's Bar in Lexington
A Tradition of Music, Michael Burrell

Unknown artist

There doesn’t appear to be any information on this mural which is also located on the corner of North Limestone and East Sixth.

unknown wolf mural on the corner of north limestone and east sixth in lexington
Street art Lexington KY

Strange characters

On the other side of the building above, you’ll find these strange characters, which again, nobody seems to know anything about yet.

strange characters mural in lexington
Strange characters.

STEAM Academy

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.

Steam Academy mural in Lexington.
STEAM Academy mural, Fowl County

Unknown artist

As we wandered further along North Limestone, we passed this beautiful mural on the fence of a private residence.

Street art on a fence on North Limestone in Lexington
Street art Lexington KY

Buffalogirl, BroCoLoco

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.

Buffalogirl mural on Vintage On Lime by BroCoLoco in Lexington
Buffalogirl, 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.

Mural on Wild Fig Books & Coffee in Lexington
Wild Fig Books & Coffee

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.

The Salad Bar

Unknown artist

mural on the corner of N Limestone and York Street in Lexington
Street art Lexington KY

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.

Unknown artist

Street art Lexington KY

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

The mural on the York Street water tank by Lennon Michalski and Keeton Young.
York Street water tank mural, Lennon Michalski and Keeton Young

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.

The buffalo

The Buffalo mural by ROA on North Limestone in Lexington
The Buffalo, ROA

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.

Unknown artist

Elephant mural on Luigart Ct in Lexington.
Street art Lexington KY

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

The Head in the Clouds mural by Left Handed Wave on the corner of Bryan Avenue and North Limestone in Lexington.
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

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

fox container mural by The Art of Joe King at Broomwagon Bikes and Cafe in Lexington
The Art of Joe King

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.

The Origami Tsunami mural by BroCoLoco and the fox container mural by The Art of Joe King at Broomwagon Bikes and Cafe in Lexington
Origami Tsunami, by BroCoLoco

Alley murals

alley murals off north limestone in lexington
Street art Lexington KY

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.

word mural inside an alley off north limestone in lexington
Street art Lexington KY

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.

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