August 18, 2017
Everyone’s snapping photos of downtown’s newest mural, a human-sized pair of butterfly wings that appeared between Black Sheep Burgers & Shakes and incoming shoe store (!) Mr. Kicks. The mural was completed this week by up-and-coming local artist Andrea Ehrhardt, and it’s absolutely striking. In honor of our newest piece of street art, we’re celebrating downtown’s other selfie-friendly spots. Did we miss your favorite? Tag your downtown pics with #DowntownSGF for the chance to be featured on our feed!
Local artist Dave Loewenstein recruited students from Bailey Alternative School to paint “Tributaries,” a colorful mural promoting unity and respect. Check it out on the corner of Olive and Market.
Susan Sommer-Luarca painted this mural as part of a series featuring environmental themes. The series culminated in Murals for Habitat, the nonprofit foundation established by Sommer-Luarca and her husband. Snap a pic of this one on the side of the TCI Graphics building.
Snap a Bathroom Selfie
Hotel Vandivort is now famous for the incredibly flattering light in its bathrooms. Join the craze with your own bathroom selfie—we guarantee that it’ll brighten up your complexion.
Robert E. Smith, a legendary Springfield treasure, painted this mural on Campbell Avenue near Fresh Gallery. It was installed in 2000, depicting downtown Springfield as it appeared in 1975. See if you can spot the Colonial Hotel, which was demolished in 1977.
The Sounds of Springfield mural was completed in 1999 by local artist and professor Todd Lowery. It celebrates Springfield’s rich musical history from classics like The Philharmonics to funky favorites like The Skeletons. Find it across the street from Founders Park at Founders Park Lofts.