The 6 Quirkiest Street Murals On Tybee Island
From the cave paintings in southern France’s Lascaux Grottoes to Renaissance-era church frescoes to the Federal Art Project and Works Progress Administration (WPA) which produced over 225,000 works of art, wall murals are a staple of civilization’s art historical record. In Georgia alone, there are almost 40 WPA works scattered across various cities. And on Tybee Island, murals adorn both public and private walls for all to enjoy.
Perhaps the most recognizable mural on Tybee is the exterior panels of the Pier and Pavilion which depict an underwater scene of various sea creatures.
As you head down Tybrisa St. from the Pier, take note of the amazing trompe l’oeil painting above Wet Willie’s which gives the illusion that the building boasts a second-story balustrade.
The southern exterior of this home on 2nd Avenue showcases sea life from jellyfish to seahorses. A cottage further north on 2nd Avenue features another oversized seahorse on the front of its sunny exterior.
Tucked away on 18th Street, this attached outbuilding may no longer serve as a garage, but highlights its previous function with images of a classic, wood-paneled Studebaker and collection of colorful surf boards.
Coming soon is a new, three-paneled mural installation along the concrete wall in Downtown Tybee. Learn more about the project here, and plan to join the festivities for the unveiling of the first panel at an Interactive Art Street Party on Saturday, November 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. Live art demonstrations, a paint brush relay for the kids and lots of other family friendly and complimentary activities are planned.