Lexington, Kentucky’s Coolest Street Art
Lexington, Kentucky may be best known for bourbon and betting on the horses, but it’s fast gaining a reputation as a magnate for some of the world’s most talented street artists. PRHBTN, which hosts an annual mural festival, is transforming this hip Southern city into one super-sized, graffiti-covered canvas. You’ll find a map of their locations here. Or, just kick back in your armchair and scroll through a gallery of some of my favourites.
One of the densest assortments of graffiti adorns Lexington’s James E. Pepper Distillery Campus. This collection of old brick bourbon warehouses on Manchester Street is fast becoming a hub for nightlife, with a beer brewery and tap room, craft bourbon distillery, a bar, ice-cream shop, and restaurants. Check out this cool cluster, featured below.
I’ll leave you with one last taste of Lexington’s cheeky street scenes. This one really hits the sweet spot (ahem) between the city’s love of alternative art and its passion for the ponies.
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