We all know that Charleston has a vibrant art scene — and we’re not just talking about The Gibbes Museum of Art or Robert Lange Studios. One of our all-time favorite galleries? Charleston itself.
The Holy City is home to a number of meaningful murals. Today, we’re sharing where to find pieces that really paint a picture of our city.
Bodega/Sharehouse, 23 Ann St. | By Allison Dunavant + Christine Crawford
This nautical work of art is part of a larger mural depicted on the outside of Bodega and Share House downtown, two restaurants from Uptown Hospitality Group that opened on Ann Street last year.
R. L. Jones Center Mural, 391 Egypt Rd., Mount Pleasant | By Rachael Nerney
Visit this ocean-inspired scene painted by multidisciplinary artist Rachael Nerney on a 5-by-115-ft wall outside of the R. L. Jones Center, a recreation facility in Mount Pleasant.
We Are Mighty, Strong Women, 3320 Rivers Ave., North Charleston | By Janeva Tyree, Care in Action
This mural honors Black women Civil Rights leaders in Charleston including Mary Jackson, Anna DeCosta Banks, Alice Childress, Lucille Simmons Whipper, Septima Poinsette Clark, and Bernice Robinson.
Charleston Habitat ReStore mural, 731 Meeting St. | By John Reese, with assistance from Anna Chen
This artwork depicting iconic local spots like the Ravenel Bridge and Rainbow Row is painted on the side of Charleston Habitat for Humanity‘s downtown thrift store.
Renoir Redux, 68 1/2 Queen St. | By David Boatwright
This mural was painted for Mira Winery on the outside of the winery’s Charleston Education Center and Tasting Room on Queen Street, which has since closed.
Power & Glory, 654 King St. | By Shepard Fairey
This piece celebrates and critiques America. The artist, who grew up in downtown Charleston, is well known for his Andre the Giant art and Obama “Hope” portrait.
Lady on Rivers Ave | Rivers + Reynolds avenues, North Charleston | By Allison Dunavant + Christine Crawford
Find this colorful mural on a large wall at the corner of Rivers and Reynolds avenues by the creative team of Christine Crawford and Allison Dunavant.