When strolling through the streets of downtown Mobile, you are sure to find some of the colorful artwork that decorates the building throughout the downtown area.
More than 15 murals in downtown Mobile highlight aspects of Mobile and its rich history and are great spots for you to take photos in town.
These murals help build a sense of community and inspire others.
And perfect for showcasing on Instagram.
One of the newest murals to join the collection in downtown honors naturalist E.O. Wilson.
The Mobile Arts Council commissioned artist Andy Scott of New Hand Signs to design this painted surface mural.
His largest project took about two weeks to complete.
This mural honors Wilson and his importance to the Mobile Bay area.
The mural covers a three-story building and features a portrait of Wilson and fire ants, which were introduced into the U.S. through the port of Mobile.
Welcome to Mobile Mural
Location: 714 Dauphin Street (facing Scott Street)
Another reasonably new mural downtown has its home on the side of Moe’s BBQ.
This mural says “Welcome to Mobile, Alabama,” which is fitting as it is located right at the front of downtown and is a great spot to take a picture in Mobile.
This mural was designed by a student at McGill Toolen, Sarah Beth Bexley, and is her Youth Leadership Mobile’s community service project.
She chose the location and secured all the permits for the project, and members of the community painted the mural on Saturday, October 1st.
Location: Corner of South Warren and Dauphin
In 2019, The Mobile Arts Council and Jake Peavy Foundation commissioned this mural, which has its home on the side of POST.
This mural highlights Mobile Bay and depicts an image of the USS Alabama in the bay.
Heart of Mobile [removed as of 2023]
This was one of our favorites and is a very popular photo spot in downtown Mobile.
The art was located just across from the Saenger Theatre (another popular spot to snag a photo) on Joachim Street.
Instagrammable mural for sure.
It actually inspired the image you might see on our blog!
But, during the renovation of this building to house a new local business (Haunted Bookshop!) it was removed.
Sad day — we will meet again, Heart of Mobile!
Delta Bike Project Mural
Location: 561 St. Francis St. (Corner of N. Warren St. and St. Frances St.)
This mural was designed in 2014 to collaborate among several local artists led by Kathy Friedline.
This mural features many essential features of Mobile, including the USS Alabama, the Mobile skyline, marine life, and the cruise terminal.
This mural took less than a month to complete.
The Souls of Mobile
Location: Corner of Dauphin and Jackson St.
This Van-Gough-inspired mural is located on the side of Hailey’s bar and was designed by street artist Ginger Woechan (proud to say I’m related to her via my wifey!)
She got inspiration from the phrase “love and light” and worked to highlight Mobile’s vibrant culture. This mural serves as an ode to downtown Mobile.
This mural makes us think of Mardi Gras in Mobile.
Dauphin Street Blues Company
In 2014, artist Harlan Toole painted this mural on the side of a popular downtown bar, O’daly’s.
The mural is an abstract representation of Dauphin Street and is painted in blue tints.
Alabama Contemporary Art Center
Location: Corner of Jackson St. and Conti St.
In 2013, visiting artist Kenny Scharf created pop art creations alongside the Contemporary Art Center.
You don’t have to go inside the museum with these colorful creatures to enjoy art.
The colorful mural wraps around the whole building.
Pretty cool spot to take some photos!
Dauphin Street Sound
This mural was created by Devin Wilson and Adam Underwood in 2016 and is a combination of Old and New Mobile.
The mural morphs the two together to highlight the new downtown Mobile while still honoring the area’s history.
Dauphin Street Police Precinct & Police Museum
Location: Corner of Dauphin Street and N. Claiborne Street
In 2018, Randolph Dixon painted “Hidden Figures” on the side of the police station downtown.
LoDa Bier Garten
Location: 251 Dauphin St
On the side of the famous LoDa Bier Garten is a beautiful mural designed in 2013 by a visiting artist, Joe Hobbs.
This mural is an artistic representation of sea life and is enjoyed as you walk by or enjoy a nice lunch outside in Mobile.
More great murals and paintings have been completed since this article was created.
We also had a great talk with the executive director of the Mobile Arts Council about the idea for an ever-changing art wall in downtown Mobile (perfect for Instagram photos).
You can join in on our conversation below…