Visit Jackson Art Pass
Explore the world of public art in the City With Soul! We believe public art is one of the best ways to get a sense of the history, culture and identity of our city.
Jackson has long been vibrant, but now, our streets, walls, and common spaces match our soul. Public art brings out the human element, a contrast to the steel and concrete, connecting you to the neighborhoods where the art makes its home.
From full-time painters to hobbyists sharing their passions, Jackson is richly gifted with talent and community spirit.
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Visit Jackson Public Art Passport
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Ballet and Dragons, Black & White mural
Commissioned by Downtown Jackson Partners, artist Eli Childers depicts dragons and ballet dancers, a collision of artistic worlds within the Arts Center of Mississippi whose walls he painted on. Adjacent to Childers’ work is an eclectic black and white mural painted by artist Birdcap.
Barack Obama Elementary mural
Upon the renaming of this Jackson Elementary school in 2018, artists Talamieka and Charles Brice painted this mural of the 44th president of the United States. “I wanted to make sure it represented children and the souls that have passed through here and those that may come back,” Talamieka said.
Bean Alley Murals
Artists Justin Schultz, Scott Allen, Eric Flannes and the late Scott Sorenson created four individual murals in the alley between Fondren Corner and The Bean, brightening otherwise mundane walls, the site of many photo shoots and Instagram captures.
Belhaven Heights Community mural
The Douglas Panzone-painted mural on the side of Belhaven Residential depicts children creating art and learning about their world. Elements of science and nature are woven into the design as well, with several of the colorful hummingbirds that visit the local area each year depicted. The Mississippi State Capitol is featured in this collaboration with community partnersShow more
Big K.R.I.T. mural
Meridian native Justin Lewis Scott, better known in the hip hop world as Big K.R.I.T., commissioned Mississippi Gulf Coast native Michael Roy, known as Birdcap, for the larger-than-life design on the east side of the Arts Center of Mississippi. The Jackson mural is part of a nationwide project drumming up excitement for K.R.I.T.’S album, “K.R.I.T. is Here.”Show more
Sabrina Howard’s “Chainbreakers,” on the side of the COFO Center at JSU, depicts West Jackson community leaders Alyce G. Clarke, Fannie Lou Hamer, Bob Moses, Rose Elizabeth Howard Robinson, Louise Marshall and
City With Soul mural
A+ Signs caried out artist and Visit Jackson Design Manager Shon Perryman’s vision, adding this vibrant mural to the home of the Jackson State University Tigers.
Painted by Scott Allen, the mural at Galloway, the largest of its kind in Jackson, was inspired by the student’s favorite fruits and veggies from an engagement exercise held during the back-to-school night hosted by the PTA. The mural is titled “This is Fertile Ground” and outlines the opportunity that JPS schools have to incorporate farm to school practices into the school system. The mural demonstrates the process of food from the ground to the harvest to the plate.Show more
Greetings From Jxn
The vibrant postcard-style mural was painted by A+ Signs and Creative.
Designed and painted over 29 days in the spring of 2020 by artist Reshonda Perryman, the brightly colored mural depicts Civil Right leader Medgar Evers, author Eudora Welty, dancer Thalia Mara and philanthropist/musician David Banner on the back of the Old Capitol Inn, across from the Two Mississippi Museums.
Mama Rose Kitchen
In “Mama Rose Kitchen,” Adrianne Dominick uses depictions of her early childhood to revisit the communion of food making. The work prompts the memory to explore the collective experience of family tradition around food.
Painted over a series of weeks by artist Jason Jenkins on the side of Martin’s Downtown, the mural depicts Mississippi’s rich musical heritage
MS Museum of Art Art Garden
A 1.2 acre park located in the heart of Downtown Jackson featuring a welcoming lawn, seasonal foliage, native garden beds, permanent art installations, soothing fountains, and outdoor terrace dining, this versatile, open, outdoor space is open to the public from daily during daylight hours.
Painted Signal Box
Commissioned by the Greater Jackson Arts Council, this ordinary traffic signal box was painted by Tony Davenport as part of a downtown campaign in 2012, a portrait of a vibrant, jazzy Jackson nighttime scene.
Lucie Cooper and Ava Davis’s “Reach” is a depiction of people’s strain to acquire things that should already be readily available. Even though all of the food is on one table, some hands have to work harder than others. Food is the epicenter of family gatherings— the absence of good food restricts a community’s ability to celebrate, heal, learn, and create.Show more
Richard Wright mural
Featuring a haiku penned by Wright, as well as a remarkable likeness of the Mississippi author, the mural is found just off High Street in downtown Jackson on the side of the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, which was formerly the Smith Robertson School, which Wright attended.
Sal & Mookie's Mural
Painted on the south side of Sal & Mookie's at The District at Eastover by California artist Jules Muck, the mural depicts the New York pizza and ice cream joint's Big Apple inspiration with The Statue of Liberty. The restaurant's Jackson roots are depicted through downtown's Standard Life building with a playful King Kong nod thrown in.Show more
Sowing the Seeds of Love
Artist Sabrina Howard’s work illustrates the knowledge and tools passed down from generation to generation are necessary for sculpting our future. To illustrate this, there is a boy and girl sitting under vegetation that resembles collards with their arm extended. In each hand is another male and female with a similar pose but holding a seedling. This represents the natural and generational growth cycle.Show more
The Slab Wildlife murals
A DIY skate park on the western edge of downtown Jackson, The Slab is home to nearly a dozen wildlife murals by artist Gavin Bird.
The Subconscious Viewmaster
Painted by artist William Goodman in 2011, the artist was first approached with the idea that he would paint a mural that would eventually be painted over an replaced with another artist's mural in a year’s time. The mural includes references to pop culture, moments, and people who inspired Goodman during the process and Goodman's familiar graffiti edge. The final product became so popular with the museum and local residents that the original idea to paint over it was abandoned.Show more
Together – Fondren
Painted during the COVID-19 pandemic, artist Scott Allen covered over his previous work to reflect a message of unity during trying times.
Welty mural – Belhaven
Block print artist Laurin Stennis created this mural on the west side of the former Jitney Jungle #14, the grocery store where Jackson-born writer Eudora Welty once shopped, blocks from her house near Belhaven University.
Artist Patrick Grogan painted this mural on the entirety of his house when he lived in Jackson in the early 200s.
“Welcome to Jackson” mural
Designed for an open call for submissions from Downtown Jackson Partners by artist Scott Allen, the mural is a beacon into downtown Jackson and is an oft-Instagrammed spot.
“Wildcat” – Belhaven Heights Park
Artist Graham Carraway designed this mural, the catfish indicative of the ingenuity and resilience of Mississippians. In a state that’s mostly frowned upon by outsiders, we have remained at the forefront of the aquaculture industry.