While Mobile is most popular for the hustle and bustle of its city life, Mardi Gras and more, it is worth noting the culture that lies within the streets downtown. While you’re on your next adventure, be sure to check out these murals inspired by local history and culture—all crafted by local artists.
1. Dauphin Street Blues Company
Commissioned in 2014, artist Harlan Toole painted this mural as an abstract representation of Dauphin Street painted in blue tints. Located on the side of O’Daly’s bar downtown, this mural is great for sightseeing and makes for a perfect aesthetic shot for Instagram.
Location: Dauphin Street Blues Company – 568 Dauphin St. Mobile, AL 36602
2. Delta Bike Project
This timeless piece, commissioned in 2014 by the Delta Bike Project, was designed to display Mobile’s iconic landmarks. 20 local artists and kids from Dearborn YMCA’s summer camp helped create this mural to show off the beauty and nature of Mobile, both on land and off. Some highlights that you can spot while passing by are the USS Alabama, the cruise terminal and Mobile skyline.
Location: Delta Bike Project – 561 St. Francis St. Mobile, AL 36602
3. Dauphin Street Sound
Artists Devin Wilson and Adam Underwood had a vision that started with morphing both new and old aspects of downtown Mobile together to become one. In 2016, they were able to do exactly that as they painted two versions of history together to display on the side of Dauphin Street Sound, facing El Papi on the corner of Dearborn and Dauphin St.
Location: Dauphin Street Sound – 651 Dauphin St. Mobile, AL 36602
4. Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein is the key focus and muse for this iconic mural in downtown Mobile. His quote stands strong under a representation of the Mobile skyline. As part of the Mobile Arts Alliance, local artist Ashelea Penquite created the mural, along with several other murals downtown.
Location: On the corner of S Lawrence St. and Dauphin St.
5. The Souls of Mobile
Mobile’s heart and soul shines brightly through this mural! Displaying Mardi Gras, live music and more this Van Gogh-inspired piece by Ginger Woechan is sure to catch your eye. Woechan got inspiration from the phrase “love and light”—this ode to downtown Mobile is shown perfectly through the vibrant colors and culture.
Location: Hayley’s Bar – 278 Dauphin St. Mobile, AL 36602
Whether you’re on the lookout for the perfect scenic route in downtown Mobile or just in the mood to take some new pics for Instagram, be sure to check out these murals. You’ll be sure to find the best aesthetic that fits your selfie needs all while learning more about Mobile history through the arts.
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