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The Cumberland Greenway Cluster (Part 1, Bearded Iris Brewing)

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It helps to drive around. Keep going down that road, you might find something. The art along the Cumberland River Greenway between Van Buren and Taylor is no surprise to anyone who uses that greenway, but no doubt far less known to everyone else, other than the patrons and employees of the businesses nearby. Although very close to downtown and to the development in Germantown, this is an industrial area with roads that dead end at the river, so not a lot of traffic. Along this stretch of the greenway, all of the buildings have something on them, and it’s fairly easy to divide it up given the different styles. The backside of Bearded Iris Brewery stands out as the most detailed and elaborate installation. And look, it’s signed! These are names associated with the TM crew, with a giant logo at the far north end, and the MFK crew, which is prominently tagged nearby. An interview with Paser reveals, by the way, that I deciphered UH wrong in a previous post – it’s Urban Heroes. I’ll have to go back and do some updating! We also see Rex2 (Bryan Deese) whose whon up a lot on this blog. I also include the Bearded Iris logo, featured prominently on the other (west) side of the building.

Located on the Cumberland River Greenway between Taylor Street and Van Buren Street. Bearded Iris Brewing is at 101 Van Buren. The graffiti mural is on the back (east) side of the brewery. Lots of parking there, and given the quiet nature of the area, street parking is fairly easy. Grab a beer, or go for a walk or a ride, and enjoy the art.

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Tunnel of art


You know what doesn’t work well when sweat from your forehead pours on it? iPhones don’t. I took these on a July bike ride, and it wasn’t easy!

There is both official and unofficial public art along Nashville’s greenways; this falls in the official category. And the recent category, too, as these murals went up on both ends of the Two Rivers Tunnel in May. Dante Bard and Troy Duff produced these murals as part of Metro Arts THRIVE project. The one above is at the east end of the tunnel and is Duff’s work; Bard’s work below is on the west end.

Located on the stretch of greenway that links the Shelby Bottoms greenway to the Stone River greenway, under the Briley Parkway between the Two Rivers water park and the Cumberland pedestrian bridge. Park at the water park and walk north up the greenway, or grab a bike and zip past them as you fly by. Just remember to yield to pedestrians! “On your left!”

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