Many a Main Street in Oklahoma boasts vibrant murals depicting the state’s rich history and showcasing important landmarks, familiar faces and local businesses. Next time you tour through a small town or bustling city in Oklahoma, be on the lookout for intricate designs decorating the walls of abandoned buildings, thriving businesses and iconic sites. Learn about a small town’s origins, as told through the paint strokes of Oklahoma muralist and retired professor Dr. Bob Palmer or snap a photo in front of one of the ever-changing exhibitions in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District.
As you explore Oklahoma, head out on foot to find murals dotting downtown cityscapes. On Main Street in Norman, discover the hidden red tail hawk mural painted by Oklahoma artist Rick Sinnett, not easily spotted while driving the opposite direction up this one-way street, or walk through Bricktown in Oklahoma City to celebrate Oklahoma’s Centennial all over again through a vibrant set of historical murals. Head north to Vinita and Big Cabin to feast your eyes on detailed artwork painted on local storefronts. Whichever Oklahoma city or town you land in, keep your eyes peeled for colorful murals chockful of Oklahoma history and pride.
While making your way across Oklahoma, stop and gaze at vibrant mural artworks that bring building walls to life. Explore Oklahoma’s exciting past as you take in historical murals and appreciate the unique creative visions of some of Oklahoma’s most talented artists.Learn More