Central Connecticut's Photo-worthy Outdoor Murals Last Updated: March 2023
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.
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, Pearl St.
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
“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"
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.