This map will take you on a 1.2 mile self guided street art and mural walking tour of Edgewood Avenue. You will need to retrace your steps to return to the starting point. See the red line for your tour route. The table below the map lists the map markers according to the tour route.
You will start off in Old Fourth Ward where you will see beautiful and colorful classics works of street art. From DeKalb Ave, you will make your way up Howell Street to the bustling Edgewood Ave. If the line isn’t too long (which it usually is) consider stopping for some delicious plant based food at the Slutty Vegan restaurant founded by Atlanta entrepreneur and visionary Pinky Cole. The tour continues through the historic Sweet Auburn neighborhood which is the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King. In Sweet Auburn the street art is still beautiful and colorful, but it also conveys a positive social message. Your tour ends downtown on Auburn Ave.
Street Art in this Neighborhood
Right across the street from the Slutty Vegan restaurant is a huge mural by Arrrtaddict honoring the establishment’s founder. The Pinky Cole mural is part of Atlanta United Football Club’s “Spirit of 17” mural project. Don’t miss the “secret” mural hotspot in the alley by Noni’s restaurant. Several great murals are tucked away in this passageway and you could easily walk right by if you didn’t know about this hidden treasure spot. On Hilliard Street, Dr. Dax has several colorful graffiti pieces memorializing departed friends. The highlight of Downtown is the iconic 65 foot tall mural of civil rights icon John Lewis. Also be sure to check out the other self-guided walking tours offered on this website.