If you live in the Orlando area, or you are just visiting the City Beautiful, take some time to explore the many spectacular Orlando murals this city has to offer.
Orlando murals are popping up everywhere. From the downtown area to the suburbs, these unique wall paintings are not only eye-catching, but the artists will often use them to help spread awareness about a cause that is important to them.
The Fight Against Human Trafficking
The fight against human trafficking is one that everyone can get behind. This stunning work of art was painted by Florida artist Alejandro “Revel” Ruiz for United Abolitionists. Located in Orlando, United Abolitionists – a national network of first responders leading the fight against human trafficking – along with the Arwani Law Firm of Orlando and Ruiz honors human trafficking survivors with emotional Orlando murals.
Artist: Alejandro “Revel” Ruiz/Instagram: @revelartist
Located at: 55 E. Washington St., Orlando, FL 32801
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
In the Thornton Park district, passersby can catch a glimpse of artist Andrew Spear’s painting of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who passed away in September 2020. Spear painted the mural on the day that Judge Amy Coney Barrett was expected to be confirmed. The mural is located on the side of longtime tavern Burton’s Thornton Park.
Artist: Andrew Spear/Instagram: @spearlife
Located at: 801 E. Washington St., Orlando, FL 32801
Greetings From Orlando, Florida
On the side of Uncle Tony’s Donut Shoppe, you’ll find one of the most recognizable Orlando murals in the city. Snapping a picture in front of this piece of artwork is a must for visitors! Artist Victor Ving painted the postcard on the side of the collectible vinyl record store as part of his postcard series – Greetings Tour. Ving and photographer Lisa Beggs are on a mission to paint in every state in the country.
Artist: Victor Ving/Instagram: @victorving
Located at: North Orange Avenue at Colonial Drive in Orlando
Artist Jane Kim painted the ornate butterfly mural on behalf of The Nature Conservancy to inform people about the declining monarch butterfly population. Kim and writer Thayer Walker founded Ink Dwell studio located in California in 2012. Kim and other artists painted a second Monarch butterfly mural beside the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Artist: Jane Kim/Instagram @inkdwell
Located at: Intersection of S. Orange Ave and Anderson St., Orlando, FL 32801
The City Beautiful
The next time you’re in Orlando, be sure to walk by the JA Edwards of America, Inc. corporate office to take in artist Whitney Wolf’s colorful The City Beautiful mural. Whitney – owner of Whitney Wolf Studios in Winter Park – gets her creativity by spending time outdoors. So, grab your fur baby and go snap a picture to help support local artists and their Orlando murals. This particular mural has the Instagram stamp of approval.
Artist: Whitney Wolf/Instagram @whitewaterwolf
Located at: 220 Weber St., Orlando, FL 32803
The next time you are in the Orlando area, make sure to stop by and check out some of these awesome local murals.
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