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15 murals around Winston-Salem

Check out our guide to the many meaningful murals you can find around our city.

WStoday: 9th Wonder mural on Trade and liberty Street

The mural was unveiled in July 2023.

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We all know that Winston-Salem has a vibrant art scene — and we’re not just talking about SECCA (NC Museum of Art, Winston-Salem) or the Delta Arts Center. One of our all-time favorite galleries? The Twin City itself.

Winston-Salem is home to a number of meaningful murals, street art pieces, and outdoor art exhibits. Today, we’re sharing where to find pieces that really paint a picture of our city.

🎨 “9th Wonder,” Trade and Liberty streets | By Scott Nurkin

The mural commemorates the legacy of local musician “9th Wonder,” who is a Grammy-winning producer. His greatest hits include “Everybody Loves the Sunshine,” “Freeze Tag,” and “From my Heart and my Soul.”

Multicolored mural on a brick building. Five people are singing in the mural while a person on an orange lift with an umbrella paints.

Group members (from left) Jimmy Moore, Obadiah Carter, Eugene Tanner, Johnny Tanner, and Lowman Pauling are featured in the mural.

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🎨 The “5" Royales, the corner of Trade and 8th streets | By Elio Mercado

The new mural pays tribute to the quintet, which began as a gospel group in Winston-Salem and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

🎨 “La Luz de Diversidad” (The Light in Diversity), 400 block of North Trade and 4th St.| By Marianne DiNapoli-Mylet and 12 middle school students

Winston-Salem’s first and only Hispanic mural downtown was created as a gift from the Hispanic community to the city. The mural was painted in 1999 and got a face lift in 2017.

WStoday: mural downtown depicts broken candy jar and colorful jelly beans

Can you guess the story behind this mural?

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🎨 Untitled art, 600 block of North Trade | By Hieronymus

The mural depicts a body in a suit with a half-broken candy jar as the head and colorful candies rolling out of it.

WStoday: Depot Street Renaissance mural in Winston-Salem

You can see the Depot Street Renaissance mural when you stroll along the Long Branch Trail.

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🎨 Depot Street Renaissance, Seventh Street between Research Parkway and Vine Street | By Leo Rucker

The mural depicts people, businesses, and institutions that contributed to Depot Street (now Patterson Avenue) becoming one of the first prestigious Black neighborhoods in Winston-Salem.

WStoday: The Wall mural in Innovation Quarter

The light blue and orange mural contrast compliments the natural beauty of Bailey Park.

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🎨 “The Wall,” 445 Patterson Ave. | By Laura Lashley

The mandala artwork was completed in 2005 and was the first commissioned mural in Innovation Quarter.

🎨 “Honoring Black Excellence: Vol. 4,” North Liberty Street | By ADIDAS

This art piece is part of an ADIDAS project, which celebrates Black excellence and honors community members who exemplify those characters.

WStoday: Visit Winston-Salem mural

This mural depicts residents living a healthy lifestyle in the Twin City.

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“Greetings from Winston-Salem, North Carolina,” corner of Cherry Street and Brookstown Avenue | By @jpyourlife

The mural seen above is painted on the side of Hilltop House Downtown Apartment Homes and showcases the natural beauty that the Twin City offers.

three-portraits-of-older-adults

Primary colors make each portrait pop.

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🎨 Sprague Street Community Center Mural, 1350 E. Sprague St. | By Marianne DiNapoli-Mylet

The mural on the east side of the city features 37 portraits of people who live in the neighborhood to feel seen and recognized.

WStoday: Reboot arcade bar mural in downtown Winston-Salem

Reboot Arcade Bar has over 60 arcade games and pinball machines.

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🎨 Reboot Arcade Bar Mural, 534 N. Liberty St. | By multiple artists

The mural was painted in 2019 and depicts multiple cartoon figures like Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario.

WStoday: Colorful otter depicted on a water tower at Peters Creek Parkway

This one has to be on your bucket list to visit.

🎨 Peters Creek Parkway Water Tower, 3110 Sides Rd. | By @daas

The 50-foot tall water tank mural of an American river otter, a species found along the Yadkin River in Forsyth County, was completed in 2018.

🎨 “Looking Back,” 600 block of Liberty Street | By Marianne DiNapoli-Mylet and seven student apprentices

As an honor to the Black press in Winston-Salem, specifically “The Chronicle,” the mural features editors and their newspapers beginning as early as the 1700s through the 1960s, including longtime Chronicle publisher Ernie Pitt alongside Frederick Douglass.

WStoday: "Synergy" mural in Industry Hill

You can find this mural in Industry Hill, just across from The Artreaux Apartments.

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🎨 “Synergy,” 901 N. Trade St.| By Georgie Nakima

The mural located in Industry Hill promotes unity, positivity, and the power of personal contribution in our community.

WStoday:" Art"ivity mural in downtown Winston-Salem

The mural is part of the Artivity on the Green park downtown which is part of Art for Art’s Sake group.

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🎨 “Mural Wall at ARTivity Art Park”, between 6th and 7th Streets | By multiple artists

The artwork is part of Winston-Salem’s first art park, which connects the worlds of art and innovation. Pro tip: check out the park at night with vibrant lights for a unique experience.

WStoday: Astronaut in space mural on 7th Street in downtown Winston-Salem

This mural is on the wall of Euphoria, a dance club downtown

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Untitled, Trade and 7th Streets | By @jeks_nc

The mural above depicts an astronaut in space which is the work Greensboro graffiti artist and muralist.

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Want to make a day out of finding all the murals our city has to offer? Have a peek at this mural map + share photos of your artsy adventure with us on social media by using #WStoday.

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