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A rainbow of pride

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In honor of LGBT Pride Month, Instagram decided to sponsor five rainbow colored selfie-worthy murals across the world, in London, Madrid, Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Nashville. (The Madrid and London murals don’t appear to be up yet.) Nashville’s entry is signed @DCVXIndustries. That’s the business home of artist Adrien Saporiti, responsible for the very selfie-readyI Believe in Nashville” murals. The Instagram murals are meant to give greater visibility to LGBT Pride Month and are accompanied by a #KindComments campaign, encouraging people to make supportive comments on someone’s Instagram page. The Nashville mural was unveiled June 6, and so far the Los Angeles entry is far outpacing Nashville in Instagram hits. The Nashville Pride Festival will be taking place next weekend on June 24th and 25th on Public Square, just a couple blocks from this mural, so expect the Nashville mural to surge soon.

Located where Metro Alley intersects Third Avenue South, between 218 and 222 Third Avenue, right across from the parking lot where the mural featured in Guitars and automobiles is found. This is downtown, so plenty of parking, almost none of it free. There is a Premire Parking lot across the street. Grab a taxi or ride share to the Pride Festival, then stroll down and get you selfie game on!

Hieroglyphics on West End


This pushes the limits on the definition of public art, but it also plays loose with the concept of hidden art.  “Hieroglitches” (so reads the hashtag that would seem to name this piece) is right on West End, passed by by thousands upon thousands of drivers every day. But unless you stop to visit Three Brothers Coffee, which you should, this narrow walkway is likely to slip under the radar, virtually hidden in plain sight. This is a DCXV Industries production, who are also responsible for the big striped “Nashville” mural on Main St. and much more.

Located at 2813 West End Avenue, between the Three Brothers entrance and the backside of Ted Montana’s Grill. Your best bet is to park in the lot of the Park Place shopping center that Ted’s is housed in.

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