Five Favorite Art Walls in Kansas City



Snap some back-to-school pix at one of the city’s art walls, then enjoy a family outing with lunch and a visit to a local attraction.

 

You Have My Heart KC: Rye Studio, 230 Main St., Stilwell, KS

This beautiful art wall offers a perfect backdrop for back-to-school snapshots.

Dine nearby: Pack a picnic and enjoy it at a local park or the Overland Park Arboretum.

Nearby attractions: This art wall is about seven minutes from the Overland Park Arboretum. Explore the Monet Garden, train garden and variety of walking trails.

 

Lewis and Clark Mural: 115 W. 5th St., Kansas City, MO

This mural in the River Market District commemorates the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1804.

Dine nearby: Many delicious restaurants are in the River Market area to enjoy. Some of our favorites include Tikka House Cascone’s, Beignet and Minsky’s pizzeria.

Nearby attractions: The Arabia Steamboat Museum is one of the city’s favorite attractions, where visitors see treasures excavated from a steamboat that sank in the Missouri River in 1856. 

 

Giant Bookshelf: Central Library Parking Garage, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, MO

One of the city’s quirkiest and coolest parking garages, this structure is adorned with a mural depicting a bookshelf of classic literature.

Dine nearby: Jason’s Deli, the old-fashioned diner Silver Spoon Café and Plowboy’s Barbecue.

Nearby attractions: The library itself is worth an afternoon. The library, like the City Market, is also one of the stops on the KC Streetcar route.

 

Crafted in Kansas City: Urban Provisions, 2616 Guinotte Ave., Kansas City, MO

This fun-spirited art wall with its classic brick façade is a favorite for photos in the East Bottoms District.

Dine nearby: Happy Gillis is one of our favorites for fresh-made soups and sandwiches, and the North End is known for great Italian food.

Nearby attractions: The Berkley Riverfront Park offers beautiful views of the city from the trails to the Town of Kansas Bridge.

 

KC Loves Mural: Visible from the top of Barkley Garage, 1720 Main St., Kansas City, MO

This black and white mural is gigantic—and painted on the upper portion of a tall building. To snap a pic, you’ll need to reach the top of the Barkley Garage.

Dine nearby: Los Tules, is a favorite for Mexican food, Lulu’s Noodle Shop serves pad thai and Café Gratitude is an eco-friendly restaurant serving locally sourced healthy and delicious foods.

Nearby attractions: Just a few miles north of Union Station, this mural is a reasonable distance from Science City, our local hands-on science center.

 

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