Take a free mural tour of Morgan County Alabama! Unique and vibrant murals are popping up all throughout MoCo! You can mix and match any of the locations on the MoCo Mural Trail to best fit your location and itinerary! Did we mention it’s FREE?

 

Homecoming

Homecoming is located at 208 2nd Avenue in Decatur, Alabama. The artist, Adam Stephenson, is originally from Decatur, Alabama. The mural on 2nd Avenue is titled “Homecoming” and features a beautiful portrait of Adam’s sister, Lara Lee, who passed away unexpectedly 13 years ago. The mural took over two weeks; sometimes working 12-14 hours per day to complete. The mural was made possible through a grant sponsored by Senator Arthur Orr and partnership with the Alabama Center for the Arts. 

Jimmy “Yellow Horse” Webster

This fantastic work of art is located at 113 6th Avenue at Webster’s Karate of Decatur. This is the first official mural of the Chasing Art Project. It was painted by Michael McPheeters and honors Jimmy “Yellowhorse” Webster. Webster, who recently passed, was a prominent Native American activist in the city of Decatur. Jimmy Yellowhorse Webster was a Cherokee by blood and was very active in his Cherokee culture and the Native American Community throughout the country.

Jimmy Webster began training in martial arts in 1967 for therapy after a motorcycle accident and received his black belt in 1973. He then opened Decatur’s very first brick and mortar dojo.The multiple colors represent ALL the Native American nations living in this area.

The Greatest Catch

Wheeler lake is a year-round favorite for both tournament pros and local anglers, and visitors soon find out why. There are plenty of public access points and marinas dotting the shores. Its diverse waterscape features include a wide-open reservoir, creek channels and rock bluffs, and the “Decatur flats,” each offering habitat to a variety of fish species and excitement to a multitude of fishermen. This mural is located at 903 6th Avenue in Decatur, Alabama. This mural was done by the late, great Jason Sharp. 

Heron Today, Gone Tomorrow

Heron Today, Gone Tomorrow is located at 903 6th Avenue in Decatur, Alabama. Many species of herons are found in Alabama and are usually seen in ponds or creeks. One of the most common herons in the Southeast is the great blue heron, a medium-sized wading bird with long legs, a sharp-pointed bill, and a long neck. The heron symbolizes stillness and tranquility, and how these two things are needed to recognize opportunities. It also signifies determination, because there will be plenty of marshes and ponds that you will wade through in life as well. This mural was done by Chandler Hayes.

A Stitch in Time

In 2015, Markus Tracy completed a 24’ x 8’ community mural during his one-month residency in Decatur, Alabama. The design/concept of the community mural was based on a block quilt highlighting historical, cultural, and social interpretations of the state of Alabama as well as the city of Decatur. Art teacher, Beth Allison Young worked closely with Tracy in helping to organize a partnership with three elementary schools, Alabama Center for the Performing Arts, and the community of Decatur. The community mural is mounted at 624 Bank Street on the Morgan County Archives Building in downtown Decatur.

Bee Kind Decatur

Bee Kind Decatur is located at the corner of Oak and Lee Street in Decatur, Alabama. With everything going on in the world, we could all use a little more kindness. We have Jason Sharp to thank for this beautiful reminder. Jason passed away in 2019. He was a wonderful, beloved local artist whose work was an inspiration to many and he was known for his personal renditions of children, beloved pets, and iconic figures. Jason had a heart for people with mental disabilities shown in his teaching an art course for the Mental Health Center and regularly volunteering for events for those with special needs. He never met a stranger and will be remembered for his hilarious wit, friendly attitude and for ending every encounter with his catchphrase “love love”.

Bee United Decatur

Bee United Decatur is also located on the corner of Oak and Lee Street in Decatur, Alabama. This mural was created by Glenn Mitchell. Glenn has traveled the globe following world-renowned street artists and learning about the process behind creating public art. The Chasing Art Project wouldn’t be possible without her leadership and vision. The purpose of the Chasing Art Project is to unite the city with beautifully inspiring and culturally relevant public art displays.

Heavenly Muse-ic

The unique mural is located at 726 Bank Street in Decatur, Alabama. This mural, in particular, has been a local favorite for many years. This mural was done by Tracey Lane Sykes.

“And it Wasn’t All Yellow”

Looking for the perfect Instagram spot? Look no further! Did you know that blue and yellow are complementary colors? Complementary colors are especially pleasing to the eye because different types of photoreceptor cells, which contribute to color vision, perceive different types of light in the color spectrum. Who knew!? This mural was done by Chandler Hayes.

The Breakfast Cluck

This mural can be found at 1051 Grant Street. These chickens are conveniently located at one of our favorite brunch spots, Whisk’d Cafe! Whisk’d specializes in local, farm to fork, seasonal southern fare. Enjoy everything downtown Decatur has to offer and stop by Whisk’d Cafe for your early morning coffee and breakfast. This mural was done by the late, great Jason Sharp.

Peace, Love & Antiques

This fun and funky mural can be found at El Marie’s Antiques and Art Marketplace. El-Marie’s is a unique, one of a kind antique and art marketplace in Hartselle, Alabama. Located one block northwest of the historical district, this eclectic marketplace will be your one stop shop for all things vintage!

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