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Street Murals & Public Art in Lexington, Kentucky

In every city we visit, we look for street murals and public art. There is just something inspiring about free art that you find on the side of walls, in small city parks or hidden around the corner. Lexington, Kentucky has so many murals and pieces of public art that you could go on a scavenger hunt every day and not get them all. Next time you are visiting Lexington, take the time to find these and let me know what other exhibits you find!

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Street Murals & Public Art in Lexington, Kentucky

Downtown Lexington has many examples of street art and murals. Just look around you as you travel through downtown and you will find these amazing pieces of art.

Looking for an in-depth look at Lexington Public Art? Check out this great series of posts showing you where to find all the murals and street art!

Abraham Lincoln Mural

We have visited the Abraham Lincoln mural several times and it never ceases to be amazing. Download the Visit Lex app to see the mural come alive.

203-225 Water St
Lexington, KY 40507
(on the back of the famous Kentucky Theater)

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Henry Clay Mural

Located on the side of the building at 101 East Vine Street, the Henry Clay mural is easy to find. If you can find a parking spot along the street on East Vine, you can easily walk over to see the Lincoln Mural and then visit the Public Library.

*Don’t forget to enjoy and appreciate the art on the Lextran Transportation Center while you are downtown.

Thoroughbred Park

Located across the street from the Lexington Herald-Leader, Thoroughbred Park offers some amazing sculptures that show the story of the horseracing industry in Lexington.

100 Midland Ave, Lexington, KY 40507

Lexington Public Library

The Lexington Public Library is full of all the traditional things you expect in a downtown library but don’t miss out on the amazing exhibits and public art on display. The rotunda has the world’s largest ceiling clock and a five story Foucalt pendulum. *Make sure you go to the 4th floor for an impressive view of the clock and pendulum!

140 E. Main St.40507 Lexington , KY


Have you been to Lexington, Kentucky recently? Which pieces of street art and public murals have you seen? What’s your favorite?

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2 Comments

  1. No, I’ve not been to Lexington, though I would really like to after seeing that it is such an art-friendly city.

    My favourite would be the street art with the red; green; yellow patterns.

    And in the sculpture world the horses are so great.

  2. We are so lucky to have so much public artwork and the idea is rapidly growing. Seems I see some new artwork every couple of weeks!

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