Get out your smartphone and make sure Instagram is downloaded because we have some spots in Eau Claire that will brighten up your profile.
Murals have been popping up throughout the community in recent years. So we decided to make a list of the pieces with their locations that will create an awesome photo adventure for you and your friends on a sunny day. Be sure to use the hashtag #CaptureEC when posting your rad pics so we can see what you come up with!
1. “TBP Mural”
Completed June of 2019, this spunky mural is the most recent addition to the “street-art” scene of Eau Claire. Located on the north-side of The Brewing Projekt, the mural features a hop seed cone, natch, with colorful rays radiating from the hop. It was created by local artist Dez Lezotte who also happened to be a beertender at Brewing Projekt in years past. Dez tagged the mural with the hashtag #TBPMural for you to use when sharing her awesome work.
This bold and beautiful mural was completed in 2018 and was noticed very quickly by the customers of Ramone’s Ice Cream and the Oxbow Hotel. Chicago artist and digital designer, Molly Z was the creative mastermind behind this colorful wall. So grab a friend and some ice cream and make your way to the intersection of Farwell St. and Galloway St. to capture your own vibrant photo in front of this mural.
3. “Bon Iver 22 a million”
Photo by: Nicole Melsness
Visit Eau Claire is no stranger to the musical work of Justin Vernon and Bon Iver. So it is no surprise that we had to add this mural to the list. Completed in 2016, this mural was the leader in a series of Bon Iver murals that appeared in other cities such as Minneapolis, London, and New York City. Express your musical tastes by posting a picture in front of this free-spirited mural, located on the corner of Eau Claire St. and Farwell.
4. Artisan Forge Studios
Since acting as a home to an art gallery and studios of more than 50 artists, Artisan Forge Studios masterfully decorated its exterior to capture the creativity that is held inside. These one of a kind garage door murals are ones that you will want to share with all of your followers.
BONUS OUTDOOR ART
Now that the mural portion of your photo tour is complete, keep the vibe of street-art going by checking out these bonus outdoor art exhibits found in the downtown area.
1. Eau Claire Sculpture Tour
This 24-7 outdoor public art exhibit resides along the streets of downtown Eau Claire. With nearly 60 sculptures from local and international artists, it’s the second largest outdoor sculpture tour in the nation.
2. Mona Lisa’s Portraits
When the famous Mona Lisa’s restaurant opened in 1994, the owner thought of a creative way of advertising: pasting the portrait of Mona Lisa on buildings around Eau Claire. Since then, these portraits have become iconic to the community and seem to be found wherever you go in downtown Eau Claire.