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Street Murals Around the World You Need to See

Street Murals Around the World You Need to See

Art meets the streets

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Art isn’t only found in museums. There are artists around the globe that use their environment as a canvas to release their creativity for the world to see. From billboards to staircases, these artists have used different mediums to create gorgeous murals that can brighten up a neighborhood or make a statement.

Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

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The 3D street painting "Crevasse" by artist Edgar Mueller is seen during the Festival of World Cultures in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland.

Manhattan, New York

Manhattan, New York

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People walk by a re-creation of an untitled mural painted by artist Keith Haring on the corner of Houston Street and Bowery in Manhattan, New York.

Lamu Island, Kenya

Lamu Island, Kenya

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A woman walks past a wall painting on a house in Lamu, Kenya.

Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

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A cowgirl mural in Fort Worth, Texas.

London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

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A painted mural on a building along Hanbury Street in the East End of London.

Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, New York

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A mural of Kobe and Gianna Bryant in downtown Brooklyn, New York.

Center City, Philadelphia

Center City, Philadelphia

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A mural decorates a wall on South Street in Philadelphia.

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

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Artwork of two elephants by ROA, a prominent graffiti artist from Belgium, as part of the Bukruk II Urban Arts Festival in Bangkok.

London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

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A big mural displays a surprised couple in the rain with an umbrella and newspaper near the Broadway market in London.

Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

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A portion of a mural by German artist Case is seen inside Wynwood Walls in Miami.

Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

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A detailed picture of the ecological mural “Hunting Pollution” by Italian street artist Federico Massa, also known as Iena Cruz, on the facade of an apartment building in the Ostiense district of Rome.

Paris, France

Paris, France

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German street artist Edgar Mueller poses on his trompe l'oeil fresco painting in front of Paris City Hall.

Manhattan, New York

Manhattan, New York

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A woman walks past a mural in Manhattan, New York.

Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy

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Street artist Lapo Fatai poses in front of a mural he made next to the Auxologico San Luca hospital in honor of medical workers in Milan during the coronavirus pandemic.

Montreal, Canada

Montreal, Canada

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Street art in Montreal.

London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

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Abstract street art by Australian artist James Reka in the borough of Tower Hamlets, an area renowned for street painting in London.

Manhattan, New York

Manhattan, New York

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Two people wearing protective masks walk in front of a mural during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City.

Paris, France

Paris, France

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Street art by muralists Zag and Sia sits on a staircase in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.

Manhattan, New York

Manhattan, New York

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A mural painted by Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra in New York City.

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

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A mural in the Art District in downtown Los Angeles.

El Paso, Texas

El Paso, Texas

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El Corrido del Segundo Barrio, a mural celebrating the music of El Segundo Barrio in El Paso, Texas.

Burbank, California

Burbank, California

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A mural depicting Kobe Bryant is displayed on a building in Burbank, California.

Queens, New York

Queens, New York

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A mural is painted on a wall in Flushing, a neighborhood of Queens, New York.

London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

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Street art on an old brick wall in the borough of Tower Hamlets, an area renowned for its public painting in East London.

Quebec City, Canada

Quebec, Canada

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A mural in the Historic District of Old Quebec, in Quebec City, Canada.

Manhattan, New York

Manhattan, New York

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An Audrey Hepburn mural in Manhattan, New York.

Montreal, Canada

Montreal, Canada

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Creative graffiti street art murals line the streets and back alleys of Montreal.

Manhattan, New York

Manhattan, New York

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A mural by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra in Chelsea, a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York. The mural is based on Alfred Eisenstaedt's 1945 photo from V-J Day in Times Square.

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

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The Hollywood Jazz mural designed and painted by artist Richard Wyatt Jr. outside of Capitol Records in Los Angeles.

Toronto, Canada

Toronto, Canada

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Colorful murals line the walls in the Chinatown area of Toronto.

Winslow, Arizona

Winslow, Arizona

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Standin' On the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona.

New Hyde Park, New York

New Hyde Park, New York

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A mural on a Northwell Healthcare building features first responders and healthcare workers who are on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic in New Hyde Park, New York.

London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

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A pedestrian passes a mural depicting a Victoria Cross, Britain's highest award for valor, with "NHS" written in the middle and a rainbow ribbon to honor NHS staff who continue to work caring for patients during the coronavirus pandemic in London.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

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People walk a dog near a mural in San Francisco.

Manhattan, New York

Manhattan, New York

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A person walks past a mural on a building in New York City.

Beijing, China

Beijing, China

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A worker wearing a protective face mask drives his tricycle past a mural in Beijing, China.

Port Townsend, Washington

Port Townsend, Washington

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A colorful mural depicting a historic wooden ship on the high seas greets people in Port Townsend, Washington.

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

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A graffiti mural depicting Louis Armstrong wearing blue gloves with the bell of his trumpet covered by a face mask is displayed on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

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A painted mural in San Francisco.

Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

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A mural depicting a medical worker with a mask covering her mouth and nose, boxing gloves and angel-like wings on her back in downtown Denver.

Ocean City, New Jersey

Ocean City, New Jersey

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The mural on a cafe is reflected in a puddle of water in Ocean City, New Jersey.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

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A painted mural of a woman in a mask in San Francisco.

Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

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Street artist Shepard Fairey works on a mural on the side of Eneida M. Hartner Elementary School in Miami.

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

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A mural painted on a building of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City.

Hiko, Nevada

Hiko, Nevada

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A mural depicting aliens and a spaceship is seen outside E.T. Fresh Jerky in Hiko, Nevada.

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Runners pass a mural of chef Emeril Lagasse during the Rock 'n' Roll 5K race in New Orleans.

Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

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Winston Farrar helps paint a mural by artist Cloe Hakakian on the side of a building in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami.

El Paso, Texas

El Paso, Texas

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A boy walks past a mural of Steve Crosno in El Paso, Texas.

Bronx, New York

Bronx, New York

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The artist Lady Pink, also known as "the first lady of graffiti," paints a mural at Casita Maria in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Santiago, Chile

Santiago, Chile

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A colorful mural decorates the streets of Barrio Yungay in Santiago, Chile.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

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A mural in the Mission District neighborhood of San Francisco.

Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

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A mural in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami.

San Diego, California

San Diego, California

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An Aztec god mural in Balboa Park’s vibrant WorldBeat Cultural Center in San Diego.

San Jose, California

San Jose, California

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Runners pass a mural at Cesar Chavez Park in San Jose, California.

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

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A mother and son walk in front of a mural near Plaza de la Catedral, a famous tourist landmark in Old Havana, Cuba.

Aguascalientes, Mexico

Aguascalientes, Mexico

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Graffiti of "La Calavera Catrina" by popular cartoon illustrator Jose Guadalupe Posada.

Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, New York

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Mural art in Brooklyn, New York.

Toledo, Ohio

Toledo, Ohio

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A "Greetings From Toledo" postcard mural sits on the side of a bar in Toledo, Ohio.

Montreal, Canada

Montreal, Canada

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Street art in Montreal.

El Reno, Oklahoma

El Reno, Oklahoma

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The "Crossroads of America" mural along Route 66 in El Reno, Oklahoma.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

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A mural in downtown Las Vegas.

Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City, Canada

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La Fresque du Petit-Champlain is a mural on the side of a building at the end of Rue du Petit Champlain in Lower City Basse-Ville in the Old Quebec neighbourhood of Quebec City, Canada.

Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, New York

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Mural art at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York.

La Palma, El Salvador

La Palma, El Salvador

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A mural painting on a fruit seller stall in La Palma, El Salvador.

Merritt Island, Florida

Merritt Island, Florida

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A space station mural at Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida.

Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, New York

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Mural art in the East Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.

Seaside, Oregon

Seaside, Oregon

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A vintage mural greets visitors with the words “Welcome to Seaside,” a retro beach town on the Oregon coast and a popular tourist destination in the area.

Concepcion de Ataco, El Salvador

Concepcion de Ataco, El Salvador

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A mural painting on a house in Concepcion de Ataco, El Salvador.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

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A mural in the Mission District neighborhood of San Francisco.

Paris, France

Paris, France

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A colorful street art mural in the 19th arrondissement of Paris.

Montreal, Canada

Montreal, Canada

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Street art of a woman holding a snow globe of Saint Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal.