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The Best Murals & Street Art in Indianapolis

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Last update: 10/18/21.

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, but a few I have been unable to find, so if you are the artist or know that artist, please reach out to me so I can correct and update!
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, and have been noted!
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.

Arthur’s Music Store Mural: 931 Shelby Street.
Artist:
Kelley Ross

Two Toned Green Wall: 1354 Shelby Street

Macha Eye Care: 1429 Shelby St.

“Frenchie” Artist: Fab Crew & Gamble, 1126 Prospect St.

Tardis Mural – behind Hero House Comics at 1112 Prospect St.

Robot Mural – also behind Hero House Comics

You Are Beautiful, 1029 Fletcher Ave #100. Artist: Holly Combs/DP Words.

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

*Update: This has been painted over 🙁


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


Graffiti art – alley behind Square Cat Vinyl
Unknown artist.

*Update: This has been painted over 🙁


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


“Alien Leia” – alley behind Square Cat Vinyl, Artist: Jules Muck
*Update: This has been painted over 🙁


Rainbow Wall.
Artist: ?
Location: Across the street from Dandelion Mural.

Dolly Parton
653 Virginia Ave.
Artist: Jules Muck.


 
Downtown:

Kurt Vonnegut Mural
339 Massachusettes Ave.
Artist: Pamela Bliss.

“Shadow Box Butterflies.” 172 E. South Street.
Artist:
Mantra.

“Love Conquers All”, City Way, 237 S. Delaware Street.
Artist: Nick Walker

Giant Lego Bricks Art Piece, Rock Flat at White River State Park. Artist: C.S. Stanley

Indianapolis Public Schools Building, 120 E. Walnut St. Artist: Robert Wyland.

“Birds of Indiana,” 21 E. St. Joseph Street, Artist: Manatra

Books Mural, 923 N. Meridian St.

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

Cityway Wings, 229 S Delaware St. Artist: Kelsey Montague.

“Dream Big,” 925 E. Vermont Street. Artist:


 

“DJ Topspeed” , Artist: FabCrew. 911 Massachusetts Ave.


Indy Reads Books Mural.
Next to “DJ Topspeed.”

“Metamorphosis”, 1033 E. Washington, Artist: Jules Muck.

“Color Fuses”, Minton-Capeheart Federal Building, 757 N. Pennsylvania
Artist: Milton Glaser

Black Lives Matter Mural. North of IUPUI on Indiana Avenue. Painted by many artists, organized by Indy10 Black Lives Matter community group. (Photo cred goes to them – I don’t have a drone and the areal view is way better than an on the ground photo)

“Dimensional Shadows”
Artist: Eduardo Mendieta.
609 Mass Ave.

“A Call for Kindness”
Artist: Cooper.

932 N Meridian Street.

Bottleworks Parking Garage Mural.
Artist: Koda Witsken.


East Side

Peaches aka Glutes317. Near 250 S. State Ave.
Artist: Nick Smith.

Greek’s Pizzeria Mural, 1601 Colombia Ave. Artist:?

Rock Cola Cafe in the Irvington area, 5730 Brookville Rd., Artist: ?

“KISS Kitties”, 2932 E. 10th Street. Artist: Jules Muck.

“Sacred Cat”, 250 S. State Ave., Artist: Jules Muck

 

“Thumper & Bambi”, 1844 E. 10th Street. Artist: Jules Muck.

“Apple Catapult.” 1800 E. 10th Street. Artist: Will Schlough.


South Side and Suburbs

Benjamin Franklin , 351 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, IN. Artist: Danny Causey

Kites, 351 E. Jefferson St., Franklin, IN. Artist: Danny Causey

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: Community Art Project.

“Draw Your Heart Out”, 530 Main Street, Whiteland, Indiana. Artist Dave Windisch.

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

Edinburgh Cardinal Mural. 100/102 E. Main Cross Street, Edinburgh, IN. Artist: Andrea Light.


Sloth Mural. 229 S. Main St., Franklin. Artist: Gordon Strain and Greg Potter.


Good Vibes. 229 S. Main Street, Franklin, IN. Artist: Shannon McKeon.

Indy Auto Man Murals/Freddy Mercury.
3130 Madison Ave.
Artist:
Koda Witsken.

Rainbow Stripes.
Location: 3601 Shelby St.
Artist: Alex Ann Allen.

Cardinals.
Location: 100 Bluffdale Rd., Greenwood
Artist: Leah Pinney.

Taxman Brewing Mural.
Location: 13 S. Baldwin St., Bargersville, IN.
Artist:
Stacie Drane.

Books & Brews Mural.
Location: 3808 Shelby St.
Artist: Leah Diekhoff.


Broad Ripple: Flower Alley

Broad Ripple Flower Alley, 6109 Carrolton Ave., Artist: Abigail Staffelbach

Broad Ripple Flower Alley, 6109 Carrolton Ave., Artist: Jules Muck

Artist: Jules Muck

Artist: Jules Muck

Artist: Jules Muck

Artist: Jules Muck

Artist: Jules Muck

Artist: Jules Muck

Artist: Jules Muck

Other Broad Ripple Murals:
 

“Sounds of Small Creatures.” Behind Monkey’s Tale, 925 E. Westfield Blvd. Artist: Joy the Stampede.

“Pale Blue Dot.” Same building as mural above. Artist: Joy the Stampede.

Third wall of building behind Monkey’s Tale. Artist: Joy the Stampede.

Skull mural. Half-liter BBQ, 5301 Winthrop Ave. Artist: Jules Muck.

Paper Cranes. Opposite side of the Half Liter wall. Artist: Megan Jefferson.

Green & blue building. Across from Half Liter. Artist: Megan Jefferson.

On the side of Burger Fuel, 6320 Guilford Ave.


Angel Wings. Near the Bungalow, 924 E Westfield Blvd., Artist: Jamie Locke Art and Megan Jefferson.


Monon Mandalas 4851 Winthrop Ave., Artist: Jamie Locke Art and Megan Jefferson.


1095 E. 52nd St. near Bent Rail Brewery. The Monon Love Train is a extensive mural, spanning a long stretch of the Monon Trail. Artist: Peat Wolleager.



Debby Harry – Indy CD & Vinyl. 806 Broad Ripple Ave. Artist: Jules Muck


Marigold Mural. 6512 Cornell Ave, Indianapolis, IN. Artist: Blice Edwards.

“Indivinity” 62nd & Keystone
Artist: William Denton Ray

Broad Ripple Fire Station. 6330 Guilford Ave.
Artist: Abigail Staffelbach.

Location: Near 317 BBQ, 6320 Guilford Ave.
Artist: Invisible Hometown.

Bjork Mural.
Location: Indy CD & Vinyl, 806 Broad Ripple Ave.
Artist:
Martin Kuntz.

Motorhead.
Location: Indy CD & Vinyl.
Artist: Jules Muck.


North Side

“Behind the Curtain.”
13855 Olivia Way, Fishers.
Artist: Carl Leck.

43 W. Main St., Carmel. Artist: Carmel High School students. (This one has been painted over :()


 

“Taking the Bait.” Jiffy Lube Mural: 8175 Allisonville Rd., Artist: Carl Leck.

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.)

“Thanks for Being Weird with Me”, 9704 Springdale Drive, Fishers. Artist: Koda Witsken.

“Westfield Blossoms”, 101 S. Union Street, Westfield. Artist: Blice Edwards.

“Reconnecting to Our Waterways”
Artist: Christina Hollering.
Location: 9825 Fall Creek Rd., Indianapolis.


West Side

“Boitatá”
Artist: Blend Creative Minds
Location: 5444 W. 38th Street, Indianapolis
.

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

This mural is near White River Parkway and 29th Street. I cannot locate an artist for it.

 

Welcome to Indy.
Artist: ?
Location: 6667 W Washington St.

Rural Rhythm”
Artist: Megan Jefferson.
Location: 7825 E. US 36, Avon.

Meditating Skelly.
Location: Tinker Coffee, 1125 W 16th St.
Artist: Jules Muck

22 thoughts on “The Best Murals & 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.

  7. AD

    January 11, 2021 at 4:04 pm

    FYI – two of the murals under Broad Ripple were done by Jules Muck. Only the one was done by Abigail.

    1. Kelly

      January 11, 2021 at 4:10 pm

      Hi! Thanks for reading and the comment. I realized that looks misleading earlier today and I’m actually reformatting this post because the font is being wonky, so I’ll move it around to clarify those were done by Jules Muck not Abigail. It’s always being added to, so sometimes things get messy when I add a batch of new ones.

  8. Kenneth B Norris

    January 11, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    Indianapolis has an extensive art database on the Arts Council of Indianapolis website. There are photos, artist info, sponsors, and gps coordinates for each piece. On Yelp, I have set up many public art pieces in my collections including art pieces beyond Indy and the metro area. Simply go on Yelp and search “Public Art” for your area. You can look at the photos of a specific piece or find the collections that I have grouped each piece with. Enjoy!

    1. Kelly

      January 11, 2021 at 4:11 pm

      Oh yeah, I know about that! But they don’t have everything on there and I enjoy finding them and photographing them myself. I think I’ve seen your Yelp additions too 🙂

  9. Anthony Brooks

    January 11, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    Nice list! It’s been a few years since I’ve lived in Indy, so it’s cool to see how much has popped up. In October, I did a collab wall with Nick Smith and his friend Jackson, just off of Southeastern and Summit St. The exact location is in the link (there’s a map at the bottom). If you want to add it to your map 😊

    http://www.theanthonybrooks.com/indycollab2020

    1. Kelly

      January 11, 2021 at 5:59 pm

      Very cool!! I will add it to my list to go check out. Thanks for letting me know – there are so many popping up. Love to see it.

    2. Kelly

      January 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm

      Oh, and I have one coming soon from Lafayette and have a few of your murals linked on that one too 😀

      1. Anthony Brooks

        January 22, 2021 at 3:47 am

        Yeah, I was surprised to see so many! I realized there were some last year when visiting a friend around Fountain Square, but didn’t know there were others. It’s really nice to see! And how do you manage to put these lists together? I feel like it must be pretty time-consuming?

      2. Kelly

        January 22, 2021 at 7:37 am

        I started this one several years ago and just keep adding to it. Usually I’ll pick an area and take a few hours and take photos, then update it a couple times a year.

        I guess it does take a lot of time, but it’s fun for me and I really enjoy seeing the art.

        I’m planning to do one with pieces from all over the state, so when it gets warmer, I’ll be taking some weekend trips.

        And for the other cities I’ve done, I usually take a few hours out of my vacation to go find them to create a guide.

        I love doing it 😀

  10. mural artist

    June 18, 2021 at 4:12 am

    Wow, that is super impressive! Those artists have so much talent. We don’t have mural artist much around here, I live pretty rural and luckily no spray painted nonsense either!

  11. Xellye

    August 16, 2021 at 9:55 am

    Thank you for sharing! By any chance do you know who does the ONTUE tag around Indianapolis? I would like to commission a piece. Thank you.

    1. Kelly

      August 16, 2021 at 12:23 pm

      Hi! I don’t know, but I can try to find out for you. Do you have a picture of the tag or the mural you can e-mail me? librariankelly84@gmail.com. I’ll ask a few of the artists I know and they might be able to point me in the right direction.

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