Whenever we go, I’m always looking for the murals in the area. They are beautiful. They sometimes tell a story of the town. Most of these stunning wall murals can be found on the side of buildings. Some are just art, but are faded because they were used to advertise local businesses and show the towns history. Michigan has some beautiful murals, I’m sharing some of my favorites from my travels.
but what is a mural?
A wall mural is artwork that is painted or applied to a wall or ceiling. Yes! Some of the most beautiful murals have been painted on ceiling too! (the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling mural was done by Michelangelo).
Where to find murals?
I usually find the murals when I get lost driving where every I am. Honestly. I come across some stunning murals I would not have seen otherwise.
Wall murals are usually located on the sides of buildings that face the street. You also find them on buildings facing parking lots. Sometimes you have to look up to find the older wall murals. They can even been on backs of buildings. They may be simple, but some are stunning wall murals with intricate details.
Let me show you what murals I’ve found in Michigan
Battle Creek Michigan
Bay City Michigan
I found these two murals by accident when driving around in circles in downtown Bay City.
For Escanaba’s wall murals you’ll need to look up. They are on the upper part of the buildings downtown.
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Grand Rapids Michigan
This mural pops out of the ‘space’ it was painted it giving it some character.
Near the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, you’ll find this swimmingly beautiful mural. Grand Rapids Michigan
Greenfield Village Michigan
Even Greenfield Village has murals!
downtown Lansing Michigan
Sault Ste Marie Michigan
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This long mural is located across from the Sault Locks in Sault Ste. Marie (Michigan side).
What stunning wall murals am I missing?
Tammy Staley says
This is a great post and just because I live in Michigan! Few see the beauty as they are walking the streets and I love to see the murals that highlight towns and cities. Thank you for sharing!
I’m always looking for murals wherever I go Tammy. I agree, they are beautiful.