Central Connecticut's Photo-worthy Outdoor Murals Last Updated: February 2021

Outdoor murals are the perfect spot for snapping a unique and colorful Instagram shot — and all across Hartford and New Haven counties you'll find masterpieces giving color and new life to buildings.

New Haven, Corsair Building on State St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Inspired by old travel post cards, developer Andy Montelli and muralist Josh Griffin produced this mural on the Corsair apartment building – which can be seen from the I-91 overpass.

Hartford, Huyshope Ave.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"A group of my friends and I wanted to go around to all of the different murals around CT, learn about them, admire them, and take cool pics in front of them. When I first saw the mural, the thing that drew me in immediately was the contrast of the sisters’ hair. They looked the same but obviously different. That’s how I feel about my friend Lizz. She’s one of my best friends and Big Sister in our sorority. I also thought it was cool that a brother and sister painted the mural together."

Hartford, Pearl St.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sep 24, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT

 

This water-activated mural of Hartford's historic Charter Oak, by Adam Niklewicz of North Haven, is part of a statewide City Canvas public art program. When the wall gets wet, the image appears from the contrasting treated bricks against the untreated ones.

“I had a nearby job in Hartford the day I first noticed the mural. I thought it was some natural occurrence. Maybe some massive creeping vine had been there for years and left it’s shadow by protecting the bricks from the sun. After staring at it for a while, I realized my theory could not have produced the image. It had to be manmade." – Ed C.

New Haven, Square with Four Circles

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“The lines appear seemingly random at first, but by the end of the alley, they coalesce into this beautiful geometric design. It is cryptic and unexpected. It reminds me that art exists all around us, which is the stuff I try to capture. I saw it on Instagram and had to check it out!”

West Hartford, "Summer Secret Garden"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Local Connecticut artist Jana Ireijo created this mural as a thank you to COVID essential workers. She created a "summer secret garden" mural at a bus stop in West Hartford for riders to enjoy during the cold months.