The Murals of Auburn-Opelika

Arts & Culture

There are several murals painted by local and regional artists scattered throughout the Auburn-Opelika area. Some are new and some have been around for a while. Have you spotted all of these yet? Snap a selfie at each one and be sure to tag #auburnopelika!


Driving through downtown Opelika, this beautiful reminder exemplifies all things Southern. The colors are bright and bold and quite flattering in selfies. 



Rain or shine, this two-dimensional umbrella is a staple in downtown Opelika. Grab some friends and pose away to get the perfect Instagram shot worth posting. We promise. 



This is one of the newest murals in Auburn-Opelika and was recently painted in downtown Opelika. The Butterfly Mural is located next to the Yellow Umbrella, so you can check out two at once. It was originally painted for Down Syndrome awareness month. Make sure you use the hashtag #myopelika so they can see you posing with their work. 



Looking for a virtual postcard? We’ve got just what you are in the market for, a postcard mural! Perfect for you Instagram lovers looking for another way to share a travel update. Full of everything Opelika, this mural paints the picture of what it truly is like to visit. Located on the front side of the library in Opelika, it's conveniently located and a perfect spot to stop for a photo op while roaming around town! 



Since renovating over the summer, Moes BBQ in downtown Auburn added a fun flair to their back porch. These dancing bears are sure to bring back some good memories and are a fun backdrop to enjoy while chowing down on some delicious BBQ. 




Downtown Auburn's late-night pizza parlor, Little Italy, has a not-so-well-known mini mural just begging for some Instagram love. It is a colorful piece perfectly representing the cheesy deliciousness that awaits inside. 




Now, this is an Auburn staple. How could you not want your picture made in front of the iconic War Eagle or Go Tigers wall? Conveniently located by J&M Bookstore, snap a pic during your next Toomer's roll! 




The Freewheeler is an Auburn classic and has been around since the '80s. It can be seen while parking at Live Oaks or driving on N. College Street. The larger-than-life mural lives on what once was Auburn's go-to bike store. Definitely a bit older than the others, this mural holds a special place in the hearts of long-time Auburn visitors. 




Inspired by the Auburn spirit, local artist R.C. Hagans sketched out this mural that is located near the original Momma G's. The two eagles, the tiger, and the colors the artist picked to embody Auburn itself are bold and modern. May the best Auburn Spirit selfie win!




Once again in downtown Auburn, as you are driving downtown you might see bright blue ocean waves filled with colorful handprints painted on the side of the former Bicycle Shop. It is an older mural but still displays beautiful colors and is a fun piece for children to put their hands on. 




Mural hunters, we have one more for you! Did you know there is a mural painted inside of Jule Collins? It was hand-painted, sketched, and drawn out and is beautifully displayed inside the auditorium. The piece features Samford Hall, an astronaut, and a graduation ceremony. 



In downtown Opelika, there is a newer mural on the outside of the Museum of East Alabama. The mural represents what’s displayed in the museum, which not only tells the history of Opelika but also the history of the five surrounding counties that make up East Alabama.


Azalea Wings Mural

Right across the road from The Museum of East Alabama Mural on Avenue A, you will see the new Azalea Wings mural. Both murals were painted by artist Christopher Johnson whose work can be found all across Georgia. Make sure to use the hashtag #azaleawings so the artist can see you posting with their work!



This mural is along one of the walls on the back patio of Rock 'N Roll Pinball. The mural was painted by local artist Brett Young. It shows a young Stevie Nicks in one of her famous shawls surrounded by waves of colors. "We have lava lamps in the front room in Rock N' Roll so I thought it would be cool if we used that to bring in the flowy, trippy vibes," said Young. "I chose Stevie Nicks because I really like her and the black and white made a great contrast with the colorful background." (p.s. Behind the wall is the Jail House, a small speakeasy. Ask the Rock 'N Roll staff about it)


Easy Tiger Mural

Located on the porch of The Collegiate Hotel is a new floral mural featuring the flowers from each of Auburn University's Panhellenic and National Panhellenic sororities. This historic property was built in 1940 with additions made after World War II to house Auburn’s burgeoning enrollment of female students. The Collegiate Hotel is now one of the many hotels near Auburn University where parents, future students, and travelers stay to visit the University. When visiting this mural, make sure to grab a drink at their lobby or rooftop bar!