Lexington, Kentucky

The 10 Most Instagrammable Murals

By: Joelle Riding

Joelle’s Guide to Lexington Street Art

Joelle Riding in front of the KY Life mural

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.


Shop Local KY- mural
Shop Local KY

Shop Local

212 Woodland Ave

Three Elements mural
Three Elements

Three Elements: Water, Earth, Air

Artist: Key Detail & Yu Baba
227 North Limestone

Third Street Stuff murals
Third Street Stuff

Third Street Stuff

257 North Limestone

Louis Armstrong mural
Louis Armstrong mural


Artist: Odeith
185 Elm Tree Lane

My Name is MO - mural
My Name is MO

My Name Is MO

Artist: MTO
1200 Manchester Street

Joelle Riding in front of the KY Life mural
Joelle Riding in front of the KY Life mural

Kentucky Life

131 Church Street

Lincoln mural


Artist: Eduardo Kobra
Back wall of the Kentucky Theater. Visible from Vine St.

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride mural
Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

Buy The Ticket Take The Ride

Artist: Xylene
375 Thompson Road

Lily and the Silly Monkeys mural
Lily and the Silly Monkeys

Lily and the Silly Monkeys

Artist: Herakut
156 Market Street

Hive Salon mural
Hive Salon

Hive Salon

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.

Check out PRHBTN’s website for an updated list of murals and be sure to take a look at the Street Art Guide to learn more about each.

Joelle Riding

An avid adventurer and lover of all things travel, Joelle was born and raised in Lexington. She has backpacked, lived, studied, and worked in countries all over the world. She runs a successful travel blog, Riding Around The Globe, as well as a business helping people plan their trips abroad.

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