By: Joelle Riding
Joelle’s Guide to Lexington Street Art
Lexington is known primarily for bourbon and horses, but in recent years the art scene here has flourished. With new art galleries and murals popping up left and right, Lexington has become one of the best spots in the South to find a vibrant work of art.
We reached out to Joelle Riding, a full-time travel blogger, to get her take on the booming street art that’s taking over Lexington. As a travel blogger who relies on great pictures to post for her followers, we wanted to see which murals she considers to be the most “Instagrammable.”
Whenever I travel to a new city, the first thing I go out to find is street art. There is something about street art that completely captivates me. The level of talent, the ideas and symbols in each piece. It simply blows my mind that an artist was able to transfer an idea in their head into a large-scale mural. Lexington has upped its mural game in the past few years with the help of PRHBTN, which brings artists from all over the world to create mural works in different spots throughout the city. If you’re visiting Lexington, get ready to see some incredible pieces. Although there are countless to choose from, below are my top 10 picks of street art you should check out while you’re here.
212 Woodland Ave
Artist: Key Detail & Yu Baba
227 North Limestone
257 North Limestone
185 Elm Tree Lane
1200 Manchester Street
131 Church Street
Artist: Eduardo Kobra
Back wall of the Kentucky Theater. Visible from Vine St.
375 Thompson Road
156 Market Street
156 Deweese Street
I love Lexington and the city it has become in the last few years. And a big part of that is due to the amazing art that has popped up on walls all over the city. Whether you are here for a visit or making the move to Lexington, you and your Instagram are in for a treat.