The Complete Guide to Springfield Street Art

March 29, 2018

 

If you’ve been around town for a while, you’ve probably spotted some of Springfield’s most notable murals, and maybe even snapped a picture in front of one. Maybe you’ve seen someone you know post a photo of an awesome mural but you haven’t been able to find it around town on your own. Never fear; check out our complete guide to Springfield’s street art!

 

Butterfly Wings on Walnut St

These human sized butterfly wings are painted by none other than up and coming muralist, Andrea Ehrhardt! You’ve probably seen someone snapping a photo in front of them near Black Sheep Burgers & Shakes downtown. Follow along with the hashtag #417StreetArt to see more of her fun murals around town!

 

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Umbrella Rainbow at Seminole Decor Center

Another fantastic piece by Andrea Ehrhardt is at Seminole Decor Center!

 

Underwater Scene at TCI Graphics

This eye-catching underwater scene was painted by Susan Summer-Luarca and features manatees, whales, eagle rays, turtles and fish as part of a series featuring environmental themes. She was inspired by the dangers faced by wildlife in the oil disaster near the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. This one you will have to see to believe–it covers the whole TCI Graphics building!

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Mural at Fresh Gallery

This colorful mural was painted by Robert E. Smith in 2000. The mural shows downtown Springfield as it appeared in 1975. It’s located off of Campbell Ave, on an outside wall of Fresh Gallery.

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photo: http://www.ozarksliving.com/robert-e-smith-painting-will-hang-in-clinton-library/

 

“Do Good” on Commercial St

This is a brand new mural located on Commercial Street!

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Underwater Scene at Mt Vernon & Grant

Yes, there are TWO underwater murals in Springfield, MO! This one is located at Mt. Vernon and Grant, near Campbell Elementary.

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Octopus across from Rogue Barber

Another one of our favorites from Andrea Ehrhardt is this octopus mural!

 

Youth Mural Project at Market & Olive St

This mural was created by Dave Loewenstein, a muralist based in Lawrence, Kansas in partnership with students from the local Bailey’s Alternative School! It was a part of his Youth Mural Project in 2001. Check it out on the corner of Market and Olive St near Hollywood Theaters downtown.     BD87C9FF-8CF2-49D7-A04D-636DA55851BA       

Student Murals at Brick City

This mural was done by Michael Yates for his Painting III class in 2015 when he was a senior at MSU. He says the portrait is of his brother, who is an activist and writer living in Los Angeles. Michael says his brother is a huge source of inspiration and always encourages him to do things for the people. Check it out just off of Boonville near Brick City. MSU_BrickCity-Mural-Yates-Blog

photo: https://blogs.missouristate.edu/art/2015/11/18/student-paints-mural-across-from-brick-city/

 

Bud’s Tire & Wheel Mural

You may have seen this mural on Historic Route 66 on the corner of College and Grant! Bud Perry began his tire and wheel business on Route 66 in 1958. budsLg

photo: https://www.route66festivalsgf.com/points-of-interest/

 

Tunnel Off of South St

A lot of people have said they think this mural looks like Tom Hanks when they pass by. Check it out downtown right across from the Mudhouse!

 

Founder’s Park Murals

There are so many great murals around Founder’s Park! You can find Springfield history in photos and murals at the city’s founding site, designed to resemble a quarry.

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photo: http://bit.ly/2Ic5lQ1

 

Wild Horses at Alamo Drafthouse

Another beautiful masterpiece created by Susan Summer-Luarca!  This mural fills the entire back side of the Alamo Drafthouse facing Campbell Ave.  The big question when Alamo Drafthouse took over the space from Campbell 16 was “Will they keep they mural?” and the big answer was, yes!  The mural was painted in 2008 and took three weeks to complete.

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Photo: https://drafthouse.com/news/hold-your-horses

 

Cycling Mural

This fun cycling mural is located on the old Queen City Cycles building, which is now a Surf Supply Shop on the corner of Walnut and Patton.

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Photo: http://www.ellensayshola.com/2016/06/5-ways-springfield-missouri-like-portland/

 

Printing Press Mural at Trader’s Printing

This mural is on the corner of Patton and McDaniel, on the side of the Trader’s Printing building!

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Saturday Evening Mural at Harbell’s

This soft pastel mural is located on the side of Harbell’s, on the corner of Campbell and Park Central West. The mural was done by David Guinn.

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Let us know where your favorite murals are around town!

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