October 29, 2018

Your Guide to the Best Murals in Minneapolis

34 of the most colorful walls in Minneapolis.

Your Guide to the Best Murals in Minneapolis

We are so incredibly excited to bring you the next in our mural guide series, and today it’s all about the great city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In this guide, you’ll find 34 of the most vibrant and colorful Minnesota wall murals, plus a Minneapolis mural map!

In case you aren’t familiar yet with our mural guides, they have become our cornerstone resources on CarrieColbert.com. They are by far the most popular series on our site, and for good reason! These guides are full of all the information you need to locate the best walls in the city.

We believe in the power of color and the power of art. Street art is having a huge moment in this country. And we believe that’s because these walls are bringing us together. They’re free and accessible to most everyone to enjoy.

What you’ll find below is a list of 36 of the best graffiti in Minneapolis and St. Paul, along with the addresses of the murals parking information, lighting tips, and any other information we think is pertinent to your wall scouting. As well, you’ll find a handy map to help you easily locate each one.

As a general note, most of these murals are located in parking lots with easy access. If you want to visit several of them in the same day we recommend hiring an Uber driver to drive you around (you can easily change locations on the Uber app upon arriving to one location).

As well, most murals are located within three different areas of Minneapolis so you can map them to visit the ones that are close by to each other in an hour or less, depending on how many pictures you want to take at each.

Now let’s get into it. We hope you enjoy this Minneapolis mural guide as much as we enjoyed putting it together! As always, we’d love for you to share with any of your friends who appreciate colorful walls and street art.

Minneapolis Mural Guide

Wall 1: Graphic Colors Valspar Corporation

Address: 1101 S 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Note: Unfortunately, access to this beautiful wall is is obstructed by a gated private parking lot. So, you’ll be unable to get super close to the wall, but it’s still worth stopping by to admire the colors.

Wall 2: Sherwin-Williams Management Office colorful wall

Address: 1101 S 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Note: This colorful graphic wall goes along the back side of the Sherwin-Williams management office, near the loading and unloading dock.

Wall 3: Sign Language Mural on Periscope Advertising Agency building

Address: 921 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Note: This one is elevated on an office building — i.e., not at ground level. So, while you can definitely get a photo of it, you shouldn’t expect to be able to pose by the wall.

Wall 4: First Avenue Stars Mural

701 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Note: This is an iconic Minneapolis wall! Wrapping around the corner of a building, this wall pays homage to musicians many of whom are local. Be sure to check out Prince’s gold star!

Wall 5: Take a Picture Vintage Car Mural

Address: 928 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Note: This is a fun one that’s tucked around the side of a building. It doesn’t face the main street, but rather an interior parking lot.

Wall 6: The Bulldog Mural

Address: 1111 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Note: The details on this cute bulldog mural are outstanding!

Wall 7: Faces and Positivity Mural (Harbor Light Shelter)

Address: 1010 Currie Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Note: This mural with a beautiful message is located at a shelter. Perhaps consider making a donation to help those in need.

Wall 8: Come In She Said Mural (Harbor Light Shelter)

Address: 1010 Currie Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Note: This wall is also located at the same shelter. Consider making a donation to assist the services of the shelter.

Wall 9: Orange Flower (Harbor Light Shelter)

Address: 1010 Currie Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Note: This wall is adjacent to wall 8. In fact, it’s more of a continuation. Once again, we urge you to consider aiding the mission of this shelter.

Wall 10: Bob Dylan Mural by Kobra

Address: 1 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Note: This mural is impressive in both size and vibrancy! Not to be missed.

Wall 11: I Like You Mural and Store

Address: 501 1st Ave NE #1, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Note: The I Like You store is simply adorable! A treasure trove of local goods. Be sure to go shop after you take your photo with their colorful wall!

Wall 12: Greetings From Minneapolis Mural

Address: 555 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Note: We always love a good “Greetings from…” wall! We try to find one in every city we visit. This one sure captures the spirit of Minneapolis.

Wall 13: Blue, Purple, Red, Orange Graphic Mural

Address: 1108 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Wall 14: Colorful House Mural

Address: 1100 W Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Wall 15: Colorful Children Through the Seasons of the Year Mural

Address: 2058 W Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Wall 16: Stars and Lamb Mural

Address: 400 NE Lowry Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Wall 17: Community Garden Mural

Address: 2919 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Wall 18: Cultivate Striped Mural

Address: 938 NE Lowry Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Wall 19: Welcome to North Minneapolis Mural

Address: 320 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Wall 20: Polka Dot Wall

Address: 504 Robert St N, St Paul, MN 55101

Note: This is the one St. Paul wall that made the cut for our guide. But don’t miss it! It’s definitely worth the extra effort to drive over there, as this wall is huge. You can tell the scale of the wall by referencing me for size.

Wall 21: Monarch Butterfly Mural

Address: 3448 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Wall 22: Hexagons Mural

Address: 3759 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Wall 23: Shine and Rise Murals

Artist: Lulu Danzig

Address: 4310 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Note: This typographic mural is actually a pair of separate walls. Both are just stunning! The type treatment and color selections are both wonderful.

Wall 24: Blues and Greens City Scene Mural

Address: 2913 Harriet Ave #104, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Wall 25: American Flag Mural

Address: 2910 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Wall 26: Prince Mural

Address: 1309 W 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Note: No Minneapolis mural tour is complete without a Prince mural! We were glad to spot this tribute to him.

Wall 27: Minnesota Nice Mural

Address: 1309 W 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Wall 28: Colors, Music, and Flowers Mural

Address: 1422 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Note: This wall is quite large with different sections – all quite vibrant and beautiful in nature. Note that this is in an alleyway behind a grocery store.

Wall 29: Black and Flowers Mural

Address: 2940 Garfield Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Wall 30: Orange Groovy Woman Mural

Address: 2828 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Wall 31: Gray Chevron Mural

Address: 2909 Bryant Ave S #101, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Note: We were looking forward to seeing this gray chevron wall, but lo and behold when we arrived, the wall was obscured by this construction equipment. But that’s just the nature of street art. You win some and you lose some! The mural art scene is ever-changing and always evolving.

Wall 32: Minneapolis College of Art and Design Multiple Graphic Murals

Address: 146 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Note: The art found on this college campus is unique! You definitely don’t want to miss this intricate series.

Wall 33: Musical Notes Mural

Address: 94 S 10th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

 

Wall 34: Chanhassen Prince Mural

Address: 600 Market St #270, Chanhassen, MN 55317

Note: This is close to Prince’s studio, near Paisley Park. This wall is epic. Do not miss it if you are a Prince fan!

A few more things

1. We hope you enjoyed this mural guide! Tag us in your photos if you go and check out any of these walls.

2. Be sure to take a look at our other mural guides if you haven’t yet: Houston / Austin / Dallas / NYC – Soho, Nolita, and Chinatown

3. We have another mural guide coming your way next month – Denver!

Which cities would you like us to cover in the future? Thank you, as always, for your support!

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