Mural Durham connects Durham through creativity, one mural at a time.
Our online archive preserves Durham’s painted history and bike tours and events celebrate public art across our city. We support the creation of new murals in collaboration with artists, property and business owners, organizations, neighbors, and funders. Let’s Mural Durham!
In 2018, Mural Durham celebrated the opening of Satellite Park at the Duke Arts Annex. Eight decommissioned satellites, which delivered educational programming for Duke Cable Television in the 1990s, were transformed by local artists Julienne Alexander, Bethany Bash, Sarahlaine Calva, Cornelio Campos, Gina Franco, Rachel Goodwin, J Massullo, and George Mitchell (with HappymessART/ArtPost).
In order to continue to grow the online archive and to develop tools to support new public art, Mural Durham partnered with the City of Durham’s Public Art Program in 2018. Later that year, a Mural Finder featuring 26 murals was published with support from Discover Durham and Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership.
Documenting Durham's Murals
The Mural Durham archive was created in October 2016 in response to the growing number of murals popping up in and around downtown Durham. The texts and images contained in the pages of this website serve as record of each mural and those who helped to create them.