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Mural Durham is a movement that connects Durham through creativity, one mural at a time. is a living archive that captures the growing number of murals across the Bull City, provides historical context, and promotes mural bicycle tours, events, and painting opportunities. In collaboration with Duke Arts and Artstigators, Mural Durham invites Duke students to come together with the local community to celebrate creative expression on campus and beyond.

Use #muraldurham when you spot a worthy mural!

Civil Rights Mural by the downtown Durham Arts Council
Living Archive

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. Help make this a true "living" archive—please send us your stories, memories, or additional information about a mural by emailing Reneé Cagnina Haynes at

Mural Durham website