Indiana July 15, 2019
This Unique Painted Murals Trail Is Like Nothing Else You’ll Find In Indiana
Few people know that Indiana’s second-largest city is home to so much free art. Fort Wayne features more than a few giant public art displays that constitute a painted murals trail, which you’re bound to love if you enjoy a good treasure hunt. Check it out:
These unique murals are sprinkled throughout a popular city in the northeast corner of the Hoosier state where residents tend to enjoy the simple life. Few know, though, that many businesses, museums, roadways, and other corners of Fort Wayne are painted with colorful artwork.
Some are found on the sides of buildings. At The Pint N Slice, you'll find a couple of murals that feature psychedelic critters that you won't want to pull your eyes away from. Thank goodness for cameras.
Don't miss the pizza from 816 Pint & Slice!
Address: 816 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN, 46802
One of the most unique pieces on the painted murals trail is this crosswalk that leads to the entrance of the Arts United, an art museum. This is certainly one of the most interactive art pieces in the city.
If you really love art, don't miss the pieces found within the museum.
Address: 300 East Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN, 46802
Some larger and more spectacular works can be found at Firefly Coffee House. There are several giant works to view here.
Don't miss the pastries and coffee at Firefly Coffee House!
Address: 3523 North Anthony Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN, 46805
One of the oldest and most iconic murals in Fort Wayne runs along the Old Fort Trail. If you've been around this part of the city, you may not have even realized you were looking at a mural as it almost looks like graffiti.
Don't miss the Historic Old Fort near the trail!
Address: Rivergreenway, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Many murals are associated with bars and restaurants, such as this one on the side of a tiny dive bar that is known for its live rock shows. It has been around for more than 60 years and is well-loved by the locals.
Don't miss the live music and beer at Brass Rail!
Address: 1121 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN, 46802
Books lovers will go nuts for the detailing in this extensive mural on the back of a bookstore in downtown Fort Wayne. You may want to take multiple photos to capture all the fabulous elements of this one.
Be sure to stop in and check out the unique, rare, and unusual books at Hyde Brothers Booksellers!
1428 Wells Street, Fort Wayne, IN, 46808
Some murals are not associated with any business and are just randomly situated throughout the city, like this adorable panda licking ice cream off its face. It's hidden in an alley in downtown.
Address: 118 West Washington Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN, 46802
Companies like Wunderkammer are known for having a plethora of murals on display. Inside and out, this little-known Fort Wayne attraction is a true art lovers' destination.
Don't miss the art exhibits at Wunderkammer!
Address: 3402 Fairfield Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN, 46807
Here is another immaculate mural you'll find outside the Wunderkammer Company along the painted murals trail.
Businesses like Tobias Studios at the corner of Wells and Fourth Streets in downtown Fort Wayne are covered in paint, making the entire thing a mural. You'll want to walk or drive around this building several times.
It seems no matter where you look in Fort Wayne, there might be a mural hiding nearby. Get your eyes off of your phone and start looking at the world around you next time you find yourself in this beautiful city.
Find a full list and map of the 22 murals and nearly 30 public artworks on display in Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Have you ever taken this city’s painted murals trail? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your experiences and photos with us below in the comments.