Tallahassee's Public Art On The Map



Tallahassee’s local art scene has blossomed throughout the years—from sculptures and murals to breathtaking windows, iconic monuments and historic memorials. Thriving local artists are responsible for a proliferation of installments, each one bursting with inspiration, color and creativity. Check out this map of Tallahassee’s must-see art murals as you take a stroll through some of the community’s most creative enclaves. With so many instagrammable moments, make sure to share your favorites with #iHeartTally. 


Located along the parking garage of Kleman Plaza, artist Cosby Hayes captured Tallahassee’s unique identity by creating an installment dedicated to the town’s most iconic hashtag.

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Nothing embodies the spirit of a town quite like a postcard. Located in the heart of downtown on College Avenue, this stunning mural was painted by a community of students and other locals to showcase the essence of our city.

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Continue your journey through downtown Gaines Street and discover a beautiful and truly poetic piece of art. The Gaines Street Tree Wall, created by Susan Stelzmann, with poetry by Mary Jane Ryals was inspired by Tallahassee’s natural beauty.

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At Merv’s Melt Shop, art enthusiasts will uncover one of Tallahassee’s most whimsical murals featuring an astronaut monkey, a goldfish and cactus, together in perfect harmony. This mural strives to show the kindness and respect found in loving those regardless of their background.

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Right next to Merv’s Melt Shop is the legendary local coffee shop, All Saints Café. Here, customers marvel at a magical, landscape-inspired mural, where natural color tones blend with vibrant shades to give passers by a sense of other-worldly serenity.

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Take a stroll to the south side of town where Tallahassee’s newest neighborhood gathering spot, Happy Motoring, sports an abstract mural bursting with contemporary color. Happy Motoring was once an abandoned gas station, but now it exists as a true redevelopment project.

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From vivid pops of color to incredibly detailed designs, the Dumpster Lords Murals inspire photo-ops from locals and visitors alike. Located in The Railroad Square Art Park, the murals each help celebrate local art community and showcase the many different aspects of daily lives and the city’s breathtaking surroundings.

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Take a lap or two around Railroad Square Art Park and discover more incredible art. The Art Move Mural was originally created by Linda Hall and students of SAIL High School in 2003, but was recently repainted by community volunteers in 2017. 

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Loop on over back to West Gaines Street, where The Wilbury Mural is yet another example of Tallahassee’s cityscape acting as a canvas. This mural is a truly unique display of artistic ability that brings to life animated creatures with exuberant personalities.

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Continue down West Gaines Street and discover a unique, anti-smoking mural created by artist Sebastian Coolidge.

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History comes to life at Tallahassee’s Museum of Florida History. Here, you’ll discover a mural that illustrates what life on the Wakulla River used to look like during the historic Paleoindian Period. This mural highlights Florida’s unique history, and also showcases the town’s modern support of local artistry as a visual learning device.

Spark your inner sense of wonderment with one glance at Life Is The Window. Located on Jennings St, between South Adams Street and Monroe Street, this mural was inspired by Alice in Wonderland and showcases the beauty of one’s own imagination.

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The “I Made My World Beautiful” mural tells an inspirational story that brought together nearly 70 children and artists for piece of art that captures the countless ways children see the world, with all its shapes, colors and chaos.  

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Located just south of Apalachee Parkway, the Swirls mural speaks to its name with a whirlwind of swirling colors. From vivid hues of purple and blue to its expertly detailed shadowing effects, this mural will make a great backdrop for a photo that’s more than Instagram worthy. 

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Organized by the Midtown Merchants Association, the Midtown Gardener Wall at Leon Pub is a whimsical, down-to-earth display that highlights the importance of sustainability in Florida’s Capital City. 

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Venture over to the North side of the legendary Doak Campbell Stadium and marvel at the Bowden Window, created by Bob & JoAnn Bischoff and built by FSU Master Craftsman Studios. This vibrant stained glass window exists as a true piece of Florida State football history and depicts Bobby Bowden, the legendary former head football coach, overlooking the field named in his honor. 

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Visit Tallahassee

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Leon County Division of Tourism (Visit Tallahassee)

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