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Mural Tour: Next time you're downtown, check out these murals

Elizabeth Pattman   | Times-News

If you're looking for a fun, family-friendly and COVID-safe activity that won't take you too far from home, consider checking out the multitude of public art pieces available throughout Alamance County. 

While the county is home to several public art pieces, the downtown areas of Burlington, Graham, Mebane and Gibsonville are home to several murals all within a short distance of one another. Next time you're looking to get out and explore, consider checking them out while you shop, dine or walk your way through downtown.

To help you plan, we've created a list of the most prominent downtown area murals, organized by city. This list does not include every mural or public art piece in the county, but rather focuses on those clustered around downtown districts.

If you need directions, we've also created this map to help you find your way around.


Gibsonville added a new mural to its downtown area in 2020. The piece, created by Gina Elizabeth Franco, is located on the side of 133 W. Main St.


This mural by artist Mauricio Ramirez is located on the back of Bella's House on Front Street in Burlington. It is the first of three murals planned for downtown Burlington.

This zodiac mural located at the corner of East Davis Street and Everett Street in Burlington is the first of a series of 12. This piece was created by artist @nonperishable.


This massive and bright mural in the southwest corner of Court Square quickly catches your eye in downtown Graham. @Nonperishable created this piece as well.

Located in the northeast corner of Court Square in Graham, the Love Always Wins mural is a prominent attraction. The piece is signed by artist @_briancollins_.

This mural by an unknown artist is located on the side of Farm Services on East Elm Street in downtown Graham.


This mural on East Clay Street in Mebane is especially timely as it bids farewell to 2020. Artists Keron McHugh and Robin Freebird designed the piece.

Muffin's Ice Cream Shoppe on N. 4th Street has this large mural on the side of its building. It was not signed by the artist.

Downtown Mebane is home to a few murals, including this classic Coca-Cola piece on the side of Dick & Jane's on West Clay Street. The piece is not signed by the artist.

The corner of West Center and North 4th Streets in Mebane is a double feature for murals in the area, including this piece on the side of 104 West Center St. The mural was not signed by the artist.

Know of a mural we missed? Email Elizabeth Pattman at to have it added to the list.