From downtown trails to citywide driving tours, murals are popping up everywhere to share the area’s history, culture, or even create the best photo opp.
Originally hand-painted in 1986 by local artist and musician Tim White and lovingly restored in 2020 with the help of his son and grandson, Bristol’s country music mural depicts a few of the iconic personalities like Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family who took part in the landmark 1927 Bristol recording sessions, regarded by many as the “big bang of country music.”
Take a stroll downtown and discover Windows to the Past. From Andrew Johnson to the first railroad, local artists showcase their skills to enrich and enhance the natural landscape of Greeneville.
The Kingsport Seal celebrating The Model City, painted by local art teacher Thomas Gilbert and located at The Wooden Hanger boutique in Downtown Kingsport. This mural is just one of many located throughout the downtown area as part of the Kingsport mural trail.
We’ll Always Be Together is located at the corner of Market and Buffalo streets in downtown Johnson City and conveys a message of hope, with three children planting the seeds for a future rich in diversity and racial equality.
The Mail Pouch mural is a colorful reminder of the days when sign painters toured the country covering barns and buildings with their handiwork. Originally painted in 1895, on what was once a saloon in downtown Jonesborough, the sign itself is made up of two parts: the lower portion, advertising Mail Pouch Tobacco, processed by Bloch Bros. of Wheeling, West Virginia.
I’ll Fly Away is the newest mural in the Musical Heritage series throughout Mountain City, celebrating the beloved traditional hymn, and it is dedicated to those in our community that we have lost to the pandemic.
Follow the love story of Irish immigrant, Joseph Rogers and Mary Amis as they travel throughout the Rogersville area.
This garden scene mural featuring native flowers, birds and butterflies welcomes visitors driving into downtown Elizabethton or passing by along the Tweetsie Trail.
Nolichucky Avenue Street Art runs through downtown Erwin to the Union Street Skate Park featuring a colorful street mural with a variety of designs from local artists.