Jefferson Street has more and more public art, and the stretch just before it reaches 28th has some particularly strong examples. One is this Thaxton Waters piece, called “A Soul Break,” which features Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Tony Williams, and Ella Fitzgerald. Waters runs the Art History Class Lifestyle Lounge & Gallery with his wife Deyonna. Situated for a time at 1305 Jefferson, the Lounge was an “art gallery and museum dedicated to presenting the lifestyle of Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) and the neighborhoods that birthed them.” It did more than that, offering art classes, history tours, a lending library and more. Unfortunately, the building sold last summer, and the gallery is no longer there. (The story at that link has a lot more information about Waters, his work, and the mission of the gallery.) The gallery has since done pop-up activities as Waters looks for a new space.

Located at 2615 Jefferson Street, on the old Eyecatchers building. The mural is on the east wall, facing towards the interstate. There is a gravel lot right in front of the mural you can park at, and a parking lot on the other side of the building.