Selfie Alert: The Best Murals in Jacksonville

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When I agreed to do this murals in Jacksonville post, I thought I’d just run around, snap a few photos of some artwork, list some addresses, and call it a day. GUYS. I had so. much. fun. doing this! I got to see parts of the city that I normally never would, and this little adventure reminded me how lucky we are to get to call Jacksonville home.

In 2016, an initiative was launched to establish the urban core of Jax as a nationally recognized art district, and friends, these artists are gettin’ after it. Once I started driving around looking for these murals, it was shocking to me how much art is downtown. Open your eyes, and get out there and see it, people!

Here are a few tips for finding murals, if you decide to make a day of it:

1. Mapquest it. Use Mapquest to plug in all of the addresses you want to hit, and use the route planner feature. It will line up all of your stops so you’re not driving in circles.

2. Keep your eyes peeled. Be on the lookout for stops and art you don’t expect! As I said, it’s evvvvverywhere — you just have to look.

3. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Especially if you plan to take the kiddos to get those Insta-worthy photos.

4. Bring on the hashtags. When you do snag some Insta-worthy gems, tag ’em with #JMlovesJax and #JaxMurals, so we can share new art with each other!

Without further ado, here are some of my favorite murals in Jacksonville — ideal for that perfect photo shoot or selfie.

murals in jacksonville
Reddi Arts, 1037 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Be sure to stop at BB’s next door for dessert! YUM.
Museum of Science and History (MOSH), 1025 Museum Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32207. BONUS: This one is right next to one of my favorite places, the Friendship Fountain. If you haven’t been, you simply must… it’s magical.
TIAA Bank Field, 1 TIAA Bank Field Dr, Jacksonville, Florida 32202, in the southwest corner near sections 103 and 203. Photo courtesy of News4Jax.
745 West Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204. Incredible and a great one for the #nailedit photos as seen on my Instagram account. I’ve obviously been doing yoga. (#sarcasm)
Corner of St. Johns Avenue and 7th Street. Known as “Caught the Big One,” this mural is fun and interactive. Photo courtesy of Rita Fullerton on SnapJAX/News4Jax.
927 Events building, 927 W Forsyth St, Jacksonville, FL 32204.
315 West Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204.
Akel’s Deil, 315 W Forsyth St, Jacksonville, FL 32202. This one obviously has some construction going on in front of it, but don’t give up on it… it’s super cool!
47 West Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Great view of the Carling Building from here, too!
Burrito Gallery, 21 East Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.
murals in jacksonville
Seawalk Hotel, 115 1st Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250. This awesome mural is by artist Benjamin Swatez. Photo courtesy of News4Jax.
838 Edgewood Avenue South, Jacksonville, FL 32205. Somehow, someway, this one screams, “This is going to look cool on Instagram.” I’ve seen it plain as day in an Instagram post, but I sure couldn’t figure out how to make it happen.  If you know the magic filter, hook a sister up!
The Bearded Pig, 1808 Kings Ave, Jacksonville, Florida 32207. Mural by Chip Southworth. Photo courtesy of News4Jax.
Side of the oh-so-precious Murray Hill Theater, 932 Edgewood Avenue South, Jacksonville, Florida 32205.
Side of Tradewinds, 955 Edgewood Avenue South, Jacksonville, FL 32205. Super close to the Dreamette. If you stop for one of those dipped cones they’ve been serving up since 1948, bring your piggy bank — it’s cash only!
Behind Edgewood Diner at 954 Edgewood Avenue South, Jacksonville, FL 32205.
Outside of Setlan Coffee, 1435 Naldo Ave, Jacksonville, Florida 32207. Mural by Bono Paints. Photo courtesy of Mitch Wiisanen/News4Jax.
On the side of Grater Goods at 1080 Edgewood Avenue South, Jacksonville, Florida 32205.

This is just a small sampling of all of the incredible art and murals that Jacksonville has to offer. Go get some selfies in front of them, and have fun exploring new parts of your city! For more on these and other murals (and the artists behind them), visit @jacksonvillemurals.

Do you have a favorite mural spot? Give us the location in the comments so we can make a visit! Please note that murals are always getting repainted, so the above pieces may or may not still be on display.

Originally an ATLien, Katie Jones has lived in Jacksonville since 2009. Katie is a momma of two young girls and the Captain of a 31’ Barbie dream camper that she bought for them last year. When Katie is not celebrating her love of sarcasm and humor or writing posts for her design and lifestyle blog, she’s busy with her full-time job as Director of Operations and Design for a custom homebuilder, or working with clients through her design studio, RiverHouse Design Collective. She loves the camaraderie of the Jacksonville Mom team and is thrilled to be part of a community where we can laugh and figure this whole life and motherhood thing out together!

12 COMMENTS

    • 🙂 I was coming to say the same!! (I am the one who owned the binding and conceptialized it being painted on there)

  1. Don’t forget about all the awesome art at Phoenix Arts District too! I think the addy is 2336 N. Liberty St, it’s in Springfield. So cool to find new ones on your list to go shoot!

  2. Love these!
    We are opening a new self-storage facility in Jacksonville and would love for a local artist to create something on our wall, a way for us to say thank you to the San Marco area for welcoming us 🙂
    Does anyone have any suggestions?

  3. I think if you were at the 838 edgewood and you had red glasses you could read it. I used color balance and took out all color but red

  4. Angie’s subs at jax beach has some murals, also the coop in atlantic beach has a chicken mural and the local in atlantic beach has a shell mural. the lemon bar in neptune beach has a neptune beach mural.

  5. I have recently been interested in seeing the wall art in the cities I visit. I was thinking one day, how cool it would be to have one location that tells the locations of the wall art in the cities…and WALLAH! I see this! Thank you for sharing.

  6. I have been photographing murals for the last few months and any fun art on buildings all around town and the beaches. There are some great ones and I’m slowly but surely finding them. I’m having a great time doing this project/hobby.

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