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The Best Street Art in Indianapolis

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I love wall murals. They really make cities colorful and provide perfect backdrops for photos. When traveling some place new, I usually seek out some of the more unique murals, especially if they have the city name in them somewhere.
Over the past few years, I’ve been working on a mural guide for Indianapolis and surrounding areas. As more and more pop-up, I decided it would be best if they were all in one post! I’ve tried to tag the artist, because they deserve to be recognized for their work as well.
I’m also including a map with all the locations, which I’ll update when I add new ones to this post. A few are no longer there, but since I think it’s kind of fun to look at past murals too, those are at the bottom of the post in their own section.
Fountain Square
Fountain Square is FULL of murals and new ones keep popping up all the time. I’ve rounded them all up in this section and will continue to update as new ones are added.


Two Toned Green Wall, 1354 Shelby Street
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Macha Eye Care, 1429 Shelby St.
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“Frenchie”, Artist: Fab Crew & Gamble, 1126 Prospect St.
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Tardis Mural – behind Hero House Comics at 1112 Prospect St, Indianapolis, IN 46203
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Robot Mural – also behind Hero House Comics
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You Are Beautiful, 1029 Fletcher Ave #100, Indianapolis, IN 46203

Dandelion Mural: on the side of El Arado Mexican Grill. 1063 Virginia Ave.
Artist: part of Lilly Oncology on Canvas project. Read more here.

“Creation of Adam” by Invisible Hometown.
Location: across the street from the Dandelion.

Robot with Balloon. Artist: Joy Hernandez.
Location: the alley behind Square Cat Vinyl, 1054 Virginia Ave

“Larry” – unsure of actual title or artist
Location: around the corner from the dandelion.

Graffiti art – alley behind Square Cat Vinyl
Unknown artist.

Bovaconti Coffee, 653 Virgina Ave.
Mural artist: Nick Smith.


“Alien Leia” – alley behind Square Cat Vinyl, Artist: Jules Muck
 
Downtown:

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Indianapolis Public Schools Building, 120 E. Walnut St. Artist: Robert Wyland.
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“Birds of Indiana,” 21 E. St. Joseph Street, Artist: Manatra

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Books Mural, 923 N. Meridian St.


Reggie Miller, 127 E. Michigan St. Artist: Pamela Bliss

 

 

 
Kurt Vonnegut and Mari Evans, Mass Ave., Artist: also Pamela Bliss.

 

 

Rainbow Wall, 1049 Southeastern Ave.
Tools, 130 E. Washington Street. Artist: Blice Edwards.
Quaker Oats. Next to Tools mural. Artist: Also Blice Edwards.
Cityway Wings, 229 S Delaware St. Artist: Kelsey Montague.
“Dream Big,” 925 E. Vermont Street. Artist:
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“DJ Topspeed” , Artist: FabCrew.
Indy Reads Books Mural,
Both near 911 Massachusetts Ave.
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“Metamorphosis”, 1033 E. Washington, Artist: Jules Muck.
 
East Side
Greek’s Pizzeria Mural, 1601 Colombia Ave.
Rock Cola Cafe in the Irvington area, 5730 Brookville Rd., Artist: ?
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“KISS Kitties”, 2932 E. 10th Street. Artist: Jules Muck.
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“Sacred Cat”, 250 S. State Ave., Artist: Jules Muck
 
South Side and Suburbs
Benjamin Franklin & Kites, 351 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, IN. Artist: Danny Causey
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189 W. Main St., Greenwood, IN. Artist: Amy Hommell from the Teal Canary.
Under the bridge next to the Franklin Skate Park, Franklin, IN. Artist: I think this was a community art project!
Draw Your Heart Out”, 530 Main Street, Whiteland, Indiana. Artist Dave Windisch.
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Raymond and Shelby Street Mural, Indianapolis. Artist: ?
Indian Creek Learning Center, Trafalgar, Indiana. Artist: Creative Council of Franklin.
Jiffy Lube Mural in Greenwood. 7965 US 31 South (at stop 11 Rd.). Artist:  Pamela Bliss
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Edinburgh Cardinal Mural. 100/102 E. Main Cross Street, Edinburgh, IN. Artist: Andrea Light.
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Sloth Mural. 229 S. Main St., Franklin. Artist: Gordon Strain and Greg Potter.
 
 
Broad Ripple
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Broad Ripple Flower Alley, 6109 Carrolton Ave., Artist: Jules Muck
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On the side of Burger Fuel, 6320 Guilford Ave.
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Angel Wings. Near the Bungalow, 924 E Westfield Blvd., Artist: Jamie Locke Art.
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Monon Mandalas 4851 Winthrop Ave., Artist: Jamie Locke Art.
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1095 E. 52nd St. near Bent Rail Brewery. The Monon Love Train is a extensive mural, spanning a long stretch of the Monon Trail.
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Debbie Harry on the side of Indy CD & Vinyl in Broad Ripple. 806 Broad Ripple Ave. Artist: Jules Muck.
North Side

43 W. Main St., Carmel. Artist: Carmel High School students. (This one has been painted over 🙁)
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“Taking the Bait.” Jiffy Lube Mural: 8175 Allisonville Rd., Artist: Carl Leck.
 
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Flower mural. Arbrust Massage Therapy: 2551 E. 91st Street. Artist: Megan Jefferson. (Note: this is on the side of a person’s house. The business is in the back – the owners are quite nice! But just be aware their residence is in the front of the house.)
 
West Side

202 Steeples Boulevard. Artist: Megan Kelly Art.
Cone Flowers, Forest Flower: 3205 Westlane Rd., Arist: Jules Muck.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 W. 16th Street.
“Interwoven”. Jiffy Lube Mural, 5630 N. Georgetown Rd. Artist: Shamira Wilson Young

10 thoughts on “The Best Street Art in Indianapolis

  1. Mural Hunting in Indianapolis

    November 29, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    […] a year ago, I wrote a post featuring some of Indianapolis’ fun wall art. Since then, many new murals have popped up, […]

  2. Liz Duvall

    January 13, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    I’m always impressed by the amount of beautiful art we have in this city!

    1. Kelly

      January 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm

      I know! It just keeps getting better.

  3. Jessica Young

    January 16, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Thank you for taking the time to put this together! I am excited to take some pics of my own in front of many of these in the near future. 🙂

    1. Kelly

      January 16, 2020 at 3:46 pm

      You’re welcome! It’s an on-going work in progress 🙂 Would love to see your pictures if you take some in front of the murals.

  4. Tom Sneed

    May 21, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Kelly, I appreciate the attention. I’ve built small models and helped on very small levels of construction around few spots but haven’t worn a hard hat ever! What you are looking at is a Kangol Hat, Bermuda casual to be exact. There’s a great deal of pics with me documented. Sincerely, DJ Topspeed 💯

  5. Chris

    July 3, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    I just made a map with more Indy area murals. Fingers crossed I can check them out this weekend. https://www.mapcustomizer.com/map/Indy%20Area%20Murals

    1. Kelly

      July 3, 2020 at 10:26 pm

      Cool! I have been trying to photograph them all myself and add them to my map as I update my post. I’ll have to check some of these out too.

  6. Chris

    July 4, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Your pictures spurred me to look for more murals around Indy. After more than a handful of hours down the rabbit hole I found this holy grail (just wish it was all mapped out): https://www.indyartsguide.org/public-art/?keyword&do_search=no&_name=0&term=19&medium=0&_artist=0&city&zip=0&location=0&collection=0&view=list&type

    1. Kelly

      July 4, 2020 at 10:51 am

      I have seen that site too! They don’t have all of them but it’s a really good resource.

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