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Your Guide to the Ultimate Wall Crawl in Kalamazoo

Posted on September 14th, 2020

Kalamazoo is home to some of Michigan’s most outstanding murals. These king-sized wall paintings offer a colorful, and vibrant sights – making the perfect background for some Insta-worthy selfies. The area offers more than 25-different mural sights making up for an unforgettable scavenger hunt. Some of these murals may be difficult to spot, but not impossible. To take your next Kalamazoo adventure to the next level, here is your guide to the Murals of Kalamazoo.

 

 

Off the Beaten Path Murals

 

 

“Lake Center”

 

 

Artist: Ellen Nelson

Where to Find: Lake Center Business Association — 9029 Portage Rd, Portage,

Created: 2016

  • Features a different part of Kalamazoo in each letter.
  • Farmers Market, Lakes, Beer, Parks, and more!

 

 

 

 

“Untitled”

 

 

 

 

Artist: Conrad Kaufman

Where to Find: Merrill Park – 150 Lillian Ct #258, Comstock

 

 

 

 

“Red Carpet Treatment”

 

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Local Kalamazoo area muralist/painter Conrad Kaufman recently completed a mural on our property last month. The Parchment Poodle donated a brand new Schwinn bicycle & Conrad Kaufman painted the shops logo and name on the bicycle. The mural is located at 117 S Riverview Dr. It’s design is modeled after a 1950’s bar napkin. The bike was presented at the grand opening celebration August 4th. Raffle tickets are $1 each. They can be purchased in person at The Parchment Poodle. 8:30am-5:30pm Wednesday-Saturday. We will draw a winner on August 31st. All proceeds go directly to The Kalamazoo Humane Society #kalamazoo #kalamazoohumanesociety #humanesociety #rescue #rescuedogs #schwinnbikes #kalamazooart #conradkaufman #art #artist #charity #pawsforacause #mural #murals #poodle #poodles #poodleart

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Artist: Conrad Kaufman

Where to Find: The Parchment Poodle – 117 S. Riverview Dr, Kalamazoo

 

 

 

 

Portage Street Murals

 

 

 

“Welcome to Washington Square”

 

Artist: Patrick Hershberger

Where to Find: South Side of Howards Party Store – 1350-1366 Portage St, Kalamazoo

  • Two for the price of one!
  • Two murals stacks right on top of each other

 

 

 

 

“Bank Street Bingo Hall”

 

 

Artist: Conrad Kaufman

Where to Find: 1157 Bank Street, Kalamazoo

  • Comprised of fruits, veggies, and plants.
  • Farmers market vibes

 

 

 

 

Nicholas Kik Pool

 

 

Artist: Dream Scene Placemaking

Where to Find: Nicholas Kik Pool – 1018 Walter St, Kalamazoo

 

 

 

 

Bells Eccentric Cafe Mural

 

Artist: Unknown

Where to Find: 417 Porter St.

 

 

 

 

“Kalamazoo Flower Mural”

 

Artist: Paige Rechefort

Where to Find: Lee & Birch – 7047 W Q Avenue, Kalamazoo

 

 

 

Westnedge Area Murals

 

 

“Collaborate”

 

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Enjoying art and coffee and @iampeacechicken ❤️

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Artist: Patrick Hershberger

Where to Find: Across from Fourth Coast Café & Bakery – 816 Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo

  • The parking lot of the Fourth Coast Café and Bakery is home to two murals.

 

 

 

 

“Vine Solstice”

 

Artist: Trevor Grabill

Where to Find: Vine Neighborhood Association – 814 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

 

 

 

 

“Blue Heron”

 

Artist: Patrick Hershberger
Where to Find: 814 S. Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo

 

 

 

“Untitled”

 

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dinosaur girls take on the city 🦕

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Artist: Ellen Nelson

Where to Find: Ambati Flowers – 1830 S. Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo

  • Beautifully showcasing the flowers that await you inside

 

 

 

 

“Untitled”

 

Artist: Conrad Kaufman

Where to Find: Tiffany’s Wine and Spirits – 1714 West Main, Kalamazoo

 

 

 

 

“Untitled”

 

Artist: Unknown

Where to Find: Kalamazoo Indoor Gardening Center – 450 West Maple Street, Kalamazoo

 

 

 

 

 

Downtown Kalamazoo

 

 

 

“Fireflies on a Midsummers Night”

 

Artist: Conrad Kaufman

Where to Find: 124 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo – north wall

  • Poem written by Jordan Kifer

 

 

 

 

“Untitled”

 

Artist: Colleen Rockey

Where to Find: 136 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo – near Comerica Building

  • Abstract, bright colors
  • In the alleyway behind the Comerica Building

 

 

 

 

“Ballerina/Dancer”

 

Artist: Conrad Kaufman

Where to Find: East of the Kalamazoo Valley Museum – 230 E. Kalamazoo Mall

 

 

 

“Glass Jars”

 

Artist: Conrad Kaufman

Where to Find: North Side of the Parks Trade Building – 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo

  • Poem by Meredith Adams

 

 

 

“Bates Alley Street Mural”

 

Artist: Patrick Hershberger

Where to Find: Bates Alley — 516 E. North Street, Kalamazoo

 

 

 

 

“Smart Shop Mural”

 

Artist: Conrad Kaufman

Where to Find: Smart Shop Metal Arts Center – 516 E. North Street, Kalamazoo

  • Showcasing blacksmiths full of fire, tools, and metal.

 

 

 

“Coffee”

 

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Artist: Conrad Kaufman

Where to Find: 222 North Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo in the parking lot of The Atrium Buildings

 

 

 

 

“Barrister Building”

 

Artist: Conrad Kaufman

Where to Find: 137 North Park Street, Kalamazoo

  • Poem by Mark VanSlambrouck

 

 

 

 

“Untitled”

 

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#northeastgateway #mural #kalamazoo

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Artist: Conrad Kaufman

Where to Find: Midwest Custom Embroidery – 621 E. North Street, Kalamazoo

 

 

Experience the best way to discover the many murals that make up the buildings of Kalamazoo. There are also many hidden murals waiting to be discovered. Follow this wall crawl to experience the best the county has to offer! Make sure to tag us on your Insta-worthy selfies of your favorite #KalamazooMurals!