Self Guided Atlantic City Murals Tour

Posted on: April 17th, 2020 by

Did you know that Atlantic City has over 60 murals? I have traveled into Atlantic City quite often attending events and finding things to do in Atlantic City with kids and I can not believe I did not know that. I mean sure I knew there were a few Atlantic City murals, but I had no idea there were murals up and down nearly every street in Atlantic City.

It’s been one of my goals to find out where all the New Jersey murals are. Taking a mural tour is one of those things you can do with your kids year-round. Whether it’s too cold or too hot to be outside or other reasons may keep us from getting out to the regular kind of outings, the murals are there. It’s a field trip you can take without getting out of your car.

Providing you with a self-guided Atlantic City Murals Tour is a first for us. If you enjoy this, please let us know and share this with your friends. Comment below, if you know where there are more murals in New Jersey and we’ll create more of these guides to New Jersey murals.

About the Atlantic City Murals

The Atlantic City Arts Foundation (ACAF) started adding murals to Atlantic City in 2017 through their 48 Blocks AC program. Of the nearly 70 murals in Atlantic City, about 50 of them have been supported by ACAF, including 5 created during the city’s first mural week in May of 2019.

The program emphasizes artistic freedom and expression, encouraging participating artists to bring their personal artistic vision to life leading to a diverse range of styles and content in the permanent public art across the 48 blocks of Atlantic City. Artists from varying backgrounds, locations, and levels of experience to participate in creating the arts in AC!

This collection of Atlantic City murals includes those sponsored by the 48 Blocks program and those sponsored by other programs and businesses.

Here’s a great Atlantic City Mural kids love!

A few things to keep in mind

  • Our sources for this tour guide were the Atlantic City Arts Foundation, Google maps, Instagram posts depicting the Atlantic City murals, and our own exploration. We used that information, friends’ advice, and our knowledge of Atlantic City to put together this Self Guided Atlantic City Murals Tour. We thank the Atlantic City Arts Foundation for also providing many of the photos we have included.
  • Viewpoints represented in quotes are from the artists or others describing the artist’s work. They do not represent the viewpoints of Jersey Family Fun.
Atlantic City Murals in the Noyes Museum Arts Garage garage
Located in the Noyes Museum Arts Garage garage. Photo credit Jennifer Auer, ¬© Jersey Family Fun, LLC

Take a Self Guided Atlantic City Murals Tour

Atlantic City murals are some of the most interesting and beautiful pieces of public art you can find in South Jersey. They represent the diversity of topics, art styles, and artists. Most murals involve paint. Some have graffiti-style lettering. Some have images that were glued onto the wall as part of their design. A few have even been made using glass tiles.

Can you view the Atlantic City murals from your car?

The majority of Atlantic City murals can be seen from your car or a bike. Many are along side buildings that have parking lots or street parking in front. We have tested this route a few times to provide you with the best views of the murals.

Due to the nature of Atlantic City’s one way roads there were instances where we needed to loop around a block to see Atlantic City murals head on. We have tried to avoid driving the same path twice but it may happen occasionally.

How long will this tour take?

Allow yourself a minimum of two hours for this tour. Allow for more time if you will be stopping to take pictures. I’d recommend allowing 3-4 hours to drive this route and take pictures.

Driving in Atlantic City

If you are not familiar with Atlantic City there are a few things to be aware of.

  • There are not many gas stations in Atlantic City. Make sure you have enough gas before starting your mural tour.
  • Watch the road signs many streets in Atlantic City are one way and one lane for a portion or all of the road.
  • Look out for parking meters and signs. Atlantic City does offer some free street parking but it is limited.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Some areas of Atlantic City are more safe than others.
Monopoly mural Located in the Noyes Museum Arts Garage garage
Located in the Noyes Museum Arts Garage garage Photo Credit Jennifer Auer © Jersey Family Fun LLC

Can you tour the Atlantic City murals on foot?

The Atlantic City murals stretch from one end of the city to the other and a few are on the outskirts of town. Considering the town is about 12 miles long, with murals on various sidestreets, I would not recommend touring the Atlantic City murals by foot.

Mosaic glass mural at the Noyes Museum Arts Garage
Located at the Noyes Museum Arts Garage. Photo credit Jennifer Auer, ¬© Jersey Family Fun, LLC

Atlantic City Murals

There are over 60 murals throughout Atlantic City. Our self guided tour of the Atlantic City murals starts with having you enter Atlantic City on Absecon Boulevard/Route 30 and exiting the city on Route 40/Route 322/ Black Horse Pike.

Head into Atlantic City on Absecon Boulevard, otherwise known as Route 30 East. After going over the bridge turn slight right on onto Route 30 Frontage Road. Turn right onto Gramercy Avenue. Turn right onto Ohio Avenue.

Atlantic City Dolphins / ACNJ Another City Needing Justice

  • Located at Dolphin Field at 1601 Penrose Avenue. The mural will be on your right. It faces Ohio Avenue.
  • Painted by Kenneth Faulk in 2018.
  • Mural dedicated to Atlantic City youth football team, it shows the team name and a football helmet. There are also murals celebrating Atlantic City‚Äôs history.
Atlantic City Dolphins mural by Kenneth Faulk in Atlantic City
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Continue down Ohio Avenue until it dead ends. Turn left onto Riverside Drive. Proceed ahead making a slight right at the stop sign.

Peoples Group

  • Located at 2125 North Riverside Drive at Venice Park Community Garden. The mural will be on your right. It faces Riverside Drive.
  • Painted by Nick Tsatsaros in 2017.
  • Colorful mural with words, flowers, and other artistic elements.
Peoples group mural in Atlantic City at Venice Park Community Garden.
A portion of the Peoples Group mural. Photo credit Jennifer Auer ¬© Jersey Family Fun, LLC

Proceed ahead. Turn left onto Missouri Avenue. Then make a left onto Senate towards Riverside. Make a right onto Riverside. Go ahead before making a right onto Ohio Avenue. Proceed ahead before making a hard right onto Horace Bryant Jr. Drive.

Aquarium

  • Located at Horace Bryant Jr. Park, Horace Bryant Jr. Drive & Ohio Avenue. The mural will be on your right. It faces Horace Bryant Jr. Drive.
  • Painted by Linda Brisco Harper, Laura Starrett, Lisa Honaker in 2018.
  • A 4 x 8 foot mural of tropical fish and colorful coral.
LINDA BRISCO HARPER ET AL Aquarium Mural in Atlantic City
Photo credit Jennifer Auer ¬© Jersey Family Fun, LLC

Proceed ahead on Horace Bryant Jr Drive to large intersection. There are no lights. Make a left onto Monroe Avenue. Turn left onto Huron. Proceed ahead towards Route 30 East.


Follow Huron Avenue/Route 30 East. Make a right onto Route 30 East. Turn left onto Route 30 East. Then at the next light make a hard right onto Route 30 East/Absecon Boulevard.


At the 7th light veer left onto Mediterranean Avenue/Melrose Avenue. Take a left onto New Jersey Avenue. Turn left onto Drexel Avenue.

Greetings from Bungalow Park

  • Located at Drexel & New Jersey Avenue. This mural will be on your right. It faces Drexel Avenue.
  • Painted by Glenn Taylor in 2017.
  • Three postcards depicting Bungalow Park up against a blue background.
GLENN TAYLOR Greetings from Bungalow Park Atlantic City Mural
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Next to Greetings from Bungalow Park is Personal Space.

Personal Space

  • Located at Drexel & New Jersey Avenue. This mural will be on your right. It faces Drexel Avenue.
  • Painted by Charles Barbin in 2020.
  • The mural features a soft yellow background and a colorful, textured cityscape. Barbin used an assortment of stencils and stamps to create texture and layers of color on the buildings. Wires cross the piece, full of birds quietly perched, appearing to be waiting.

‚ÄúPERSONAL SPACE was motivated & inspired by the desire to want to stay together. To congregate with our neighbors and our community. As a flock. We’ve recently been exposed to a world where we’ve been denied the choice to act socially in a group. We’ve had to consider spacing, recently termed distancing, being separate. Spaces instinctively functioning as motivations for attraction are now possible risks and thought of as repulsive. Birds often sit with each other on wires waiting for an event as simple as a sunset to happen. Our crucial event is happening, now together we wait for it to set and start a new day.‚ÄĚ

Charles Barbin, artist
Personal Space mural in Atlantic City Painted by Charles Barbin in 2020.
Photo credit Jennifer Auer ¬© Jersey Family Fun LLC

Proceed straight ahead on Drexel Avenue. Make the first right onto Delaware Avenue. Make a right onto Adriatic Avenue. Then a right onto New Jersey Avenue.

Atlantic City Funhouse

  • Located at Drexel & New Jersey Avenue. The mural will be on your right. It faces New Jersey Avenue.
  • Painted by Mikey Whorror in 2018.
  • A large mural that shows a vibrant funhouse with ferris wheel.
MIKEY WHORROR Atlantic City Funhouse Mural in Atlantic City
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Go ahead on New Jersey Avenue. Cross over Mediterranean Avenue/Melrose Avenue. Turn right onto Lexington Avenue. Cross over Delaware Avenue. The next mural will be just past the intersection.

The Spirit of Atlantic City

  • Located at the Little Water Distillery at 807 Baltic Avenue. This mural will be on your left. It FACES Maryland Avenue. Pull against the curb on your left and turn back to get a good look.
  • Painted by Christian Correa & Leah Morgan in 2018.
  • A black and white mural that pays tribute to some of the people, places, and things which helped shape and define the rich musical and cultural spirit of Atlantic City.
CHRISTIAN CORREA LEAH MORGAN The Spirit of Atlantic City mural
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Continue on Lexington Avenue until it dead ends. Turn left onto Maryland Avenue. Turn left onto Arctic Avenue. Stay on Arctic Avenue, crossing over Delaware Avenue.

Untitled Church Mural

We accidentally discovered this mural as we were approaching Massachusetts Avenue.

  • Located towards the back of a church parking lot on Arctic Avenue between New Jersey and Connecticut. It will be on your left facing Arctic Avenue.
  • Artist is unknown.
  • The mural depicts a community garden with a gardener and different plants growing.
Community garden mural at church in Atlantic City.
Photo Credit Jennifer Auer © Jersey Family Fun LLC

Continue on Arctic Avenue. After Congress Avenue, make a right onto Massachusetts Avenue. The next mural will be ahead before you get to Atlantic Avenue.

Power Hearts / Keep Going You Got This

  • Located at 501 Atlantic Avenue. This mural faces Massachusetts Avenue. It will be on your right.
  • Painted by Amberella in 2018.
  • Black and white hearts with words.
AMBERELLA Power Hearts Mural in Atlantic City
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Turn left onto Atlantic Avenue. Turn right onto Rhode Island Avenue. Cross over Pacific Avenue. Make a left onto Oriental Avenue.

Persona Virus

  • Located at Tony Boloney’s at 300 Oriental Avenue. The mural will be on your right. It faces Victoria Avenue.
  • Painted by Billy Joe Michel in May 2020.
  • A stamp style mural with a globe, a virus, and a quote from Donald Trump.

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At the corner of Oriental Avenue and Vermont Avenue, turn right onto South Vermont Avenue.

We Call it Home

  • Located at 242 South Vermont Avenue. The mural will be on your right and faces Oriental Avenue. It has a dirt lot in front.
  • Painted by Air Rat in 2018.
  • A mural with a car and a building.
AIR RAT We Call it Home Atlantic City Mural
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Use the dirt lot to turn around. Head down Vermont Avenue and turn left onto Atlantic Avenue. After you pass Massachusetts the next mural should be on your left.

Unidentified Mural

During our test drive of our Self Guided Atlantic City Murals Tour we discovered a few additional murals that were not documented on any of the sources we used. This next one is one of them.

  • Located at Connecticut Avenues and Atlantic Avenue. On the right hand side, next to the church, is an old firehouse. The windows and doorways, now sealed close, are filled with murals.
  • These were painted by multiple artists at the request of former Mayor Langford. The effort was organized by Arts Commission.
  • This is a multi-panel mural with each panel representing a different water scene. Many panels feature dolphins.
Atlantic City murals at the corner of Connecticut and Atlantic Avenue in an old firehouse.
Photo credit Jennifer Auer ¬© Jersey Family Fun, LLC.

Continue on Atlantic Avenue to New Jersey Avenue at the next block. Turn right onto New Jersey Avenue.

All Signs Point to a New Horizon

  • Located at the Grainger Building at 13-17 N New Jersey Avenue. This mural will be on your right. It faces towards Atlantic Avenue, though we don’t believe it’s visible from Atlantic Avenue.
  • Painted by Mark Chu & Charles Barbin in 2019.
  • A mural of yellow and green hotel and motel buildings.
MARK CHU CHARLES BARBIN All Signs Point to a New Horizon mural in Atlantic City
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Use Wiedemer Terrace to turn around and head back on New Jersey Avenue towards Atlantic Avenue. Cross over Atlantic Avenue. Turn right onto Pacific Avenue. Turn right onto Maryland Avenue.

Viva Campensina / Stronger Together

  • Located at the 2nd Ward Firehouse, Atlantic and Maryland Avenue at 900 Atlantic Avenue. This mural will be on your left. It faces toward Maryland Avenue.
  • Painted by Manuela Guill√©n in 2018.
  • Colorful plant life with three females against a white background.

This mural will have three female figures looking up at two moon in the sky. They will be surrounded by hills, tropical plants and cacti. The plants and hills will have many pattern and filled with bright colors. This mural is dedicated to working immigrants who leave their homes and sacrifice so much for hope. Everything about this mural is personal to me. My mother worked in the fields to provide for her daughters. This is why I chose three figures – they are my three older sisters who waited to reunite with our mother. The moons represent a timeless moment of staying still and yearning to be together again with family. I want to create a piece not only to tell my family’s history but to tell the stories of my immigrant families. Atlantic City became my home when I was 16. I’ve worked their for many years. The community is vibrant and diverse. I want to represent the immigrant community using my art.

Manuela Guillén
MANUELA GUILLEN Viva Campensina mural in Atlantic City 1
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Turn left onto Atlantic Avenue. Turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue. Make a right onto Arctic Avenue. Look for Virginia Avenue.

Dave’s Grocery

  • Located at Dave’s Grocery at 928 Arctic Avenue. The mural will be on your right. It faces Arctic Avenue. It’s right next to a wings place, called Slingin Wings.
  • Painted by Linda Wexler in 2001.
  • The mural includes a likeness of Dave Howell, the original owner of Dave’s Grocery.
Dave's Grocery mural painted by Linda Wexler in 2001 is one of the oldest Atlantic City murals.
Photo Credit Jennifer Auer © Jersey Family Fun LLC

Continue on Arctic Avenue until you get to Delaware Avenue. Make a right onto Delaware Avenue. Then, make a right onto Atlantic Avenue. After Pennsylvania Avenue start looking for the next mural on your left. It will be on your left across a few lanes of traffic. It is large enough to see from a few blocks away.

Gà

  • Located on left at Com G√† Ninh Kieu at 1124 Atlantic Avenue. This mural will be on your left. It faces toward Pennyslvania Avenue.
  • Painted by Mark Chu in 2018.
  • G√† is Vietnamese for chicken. Inspired by Com G√† Ninh Kieu, the mural is a larger-than-life chicken and the letters GA in a graffiti style.
MARK CHU Ga chicken mural in Atlantic City
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Continue on Atlantic Avenue. Turn left onto North Carolina Avenue. Make a right onto Pacific Avenue. Turn left onto South Carolina Avenue. Head straight up towards the boardwalk. You will need to park and walk onto the Boardwalk. Once on the Boardwalk head left.

Irene’s on the Boardwalk

  • Located at Irene’s on the Boardwalk at 1239 Boardwalk.
  • Painted by Linda Wexler in 2002.
  • This mural represents a scene where tourists are shopping for souvenirs.
Irene's on the Boardwalk mural in Atlantic City painted by Linda Wexler.
Photo Credit Loryn L. Simonsen © Atlantic City Arts Foundation

From the lot or side street where you parked you will be able to see the next mural across on Ocean Avenue.

NJ Osprey Project

  • Located at 145 South Ocean Avenue. The NJ Osprey Project mural faces the boardwalk and is visible from South Carolina Avenue and Ocean Avenue.
  • Painted by Evan Lovett in 2019.
  • A mural of a larger-than-life osprey.
EVAN LOVETT NJ Osprey Project mural in Atlantic City
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Head down on South Carolina Avenue towards Atlantic Avenue.

Close Encounters

  • Located at 7 South Carolina Avenue. The Close Encounters mural faces the boardwalk and will be on the right side.
  • Painted by Charles Barbin in 2018.
  • A mural of bright colorful, larger-than-life jellyfish.
Close Encounters mural by Charles Barbin in Atlantic City.
Photo credit Jennifer Auer ¬© Jersey Family Fun LLC

Turn left onto Atlantic Avenue. Make a left onto Kentucky Avenue. Make a left onto Pacific Avenue. Make a right onto New York Avenue. Proceed towards the Boardwalk to see three murals.

Up ahead on the left is the Bourré establishment with a parking lot. On the building are two murals.

New Second Line

  • Located at Bourr√© at 201 S. New York Avenue. This mural faces Pacific Avenue.
  • Painted by Christian Correa in 2018.
  • ‚ÄúNew Second Line‚ÄĚ is intended to honor greats of the past, while simultaneously and enthusiastically stepping into the future. The painting celebrates the legacy of not only famed New Orleans Photographer Johnny Donnels, who captured the stunning image, but also the Olympia Brass Band, who‚Äôs many incarnations span centuries.
Christian Correa -Bourre Atlantic City Mural New Second Line
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Alligator

  • Located at Bourr√© at 201 South New York Avenue. This mural faces the boardwalk.
  • Painted by Pork Chop in 2018.
  • This is a black and white mural of an alligator.
Black and white alligator mural painted by Pork Chop in 2018. Located at Bourre in Atlantic City.
Photo Credit Jennifer Auer © Jersey Family Fun LLC

Proceed straight ahead to the boardwalk. The mural is not on the Boardwalk but at the base of it.

Untitled

  • Located at Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, New York Ave & Boardwalk at 1441 Boardwalk, corner of two avenues. The mural will be on your left and faces New York Avenue.
  • Painted by Johannes Mundinger & Sophie Hirsch in 2019.
  • Yes, this mural really is titled, Untitled. It talks about political activist Helen Keller who didn’t let blindness or deafness hold her back and campaigned for women‚Äôs suffrage, labor rights, socialism, anti militarism and other causes.
JOHANNES MUNDINGER SOPHIE HIRSCH Untitled mural in Atlantic City
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

After looking at the mural turn around and head back towards Pacific Avenue. Instead of turning at the light cross through one of the parking lots on the right BEFORE the light to get to St. James Place. Once on St. James Place head towards the Irish Pub for the next mural.

Dissent is Patriotic

  • Located next to The Irish Pub at 164 St James Place. The Dissent is Patriotic mural faces St. James Place. It will be on the right side.
  • Painted by Sarah Painter & Cosby Hayes in 2019.
  • The mural shows a woman wrapped in a USA flag holding a shell with a scene of Atlantic City. Behind her is the Earth and other images.
COSBY HAYES SARAH PAINTER Dissent is Patriotic Irish Pub mural in Atlantic City
Photo credit Jennifer Auer ¬© Jersey Family Fun LLC

Cross through parking lots on St. James Place to get to Tennessee Avenue. Make a left onto Tennessee Avenue. Head towards Atlantic Avenue.

Beer Hall Mural

We’re not sure what this mural is named so for now we’re referring to it as the Beer Hall Mural.

  • Located at Beer Hall on Tennessee Avenue between the boardwalk and Pacific Avenue. It will be on the right side facing the boardwalk.
  • Painted by Christian Correa.
  • A black and white mural of a faceless face with a top hat, monocle, and mustache.
An Atlantic City mural at the Beer Hall on Tennessee Avenue.
Photo Credit Jennifer Auer © Jersey Family Fun LLC

Head down Tennessee Avenue towards Atlantic Avenue to see the next two murals.

Mural

  • Located at John Brooks Recovery Center/Tate House at S. Tennessee Avenue. The murals will be on your left and face towards the boardwalk.
  • At this time we are unable to identify the artist.
  • This mural is made up of 4 panels alongside the building.
John Brooks Recovery Center/Tate House murals at Tennessee Avenue in Atlantic City.
Photo Credit Jennifer Auer © Jersey Family Fun LLC

The next mural is next door to the Mural.

Find Your Way

  • Located at 14 South Tennessee Avenue. This mural will be on your left and faces Tennessee Avenue.
  • Painted by Bernie McCabe, Mazing Art Studio in 2018.
  • A colorful maze mural, three stories high, with a start and finish.

This 40-foot mural states “Life is a maze, find your way.” It is a fully functional maze – there are large “Start” and “Finish” signs on the lower level, indicating where you should begin and end the maze, and there are solvable paths between the two. Dark blue, green, orange, and light blue are all separate mazes and can be solved independently. It represents the journey we are all on in life, the complicated, overlapping and tangled paths we are all on, right next to each other. There are multiple arrows pointing in random directions, indicating the upward, downward, and lateral movements we take on our journeys. It mandates that you “find your way” as encouragement to solve your maze and get where you want to be, regardless of how many dead ends you run into.

Bernie McCabe
BERNIE MCCABE Find Your Way Atlantic City mural
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Turn left onto Atlantic Avenue. Make a left onto Kentucky Avenue. Turn right into the 7-Eleven parking lot to see the next two murals.

A Little Bit of Everyone

  • Located at Best Liquors Store at 1512 Pacific Avenue. The mural faces toward New York Avenue.
  • Painted by Denton Burrows in 2019.
  • A multicolor vivid mural of a man.
DENTON BURROWS A Little Bit of Everyone AC Mural
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

The next mural will be across the street on the right side, but still visible from the 7-Eleven.

Jazzed

  • Located at Kelsey’s at 1545 Pacific Avenue. This mural is on the right side. It faces New York Avenue.
  • Painted by Casey B in 2018.
  • It’s a black piano with a splash of blue against a black background with white lines like a sheet of music.
CASEY B Jazzed Atlantic City Mural
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Come out of the 7-Eleven parking lot and turn right onto Pacific Avenue. Then make a left onto New York Avenue. Then right onto Arctic Avenue. Make a left onto South Carolina Avenue.

Unidentified mural

  • On the left side of South Carolina Avenue, between Arctic Avenue and Drexel Avenue there is storefront with a small mural.
  • The artist is unknown.
  • A small mural of fishes underneath the storefront window.

Turn left onto Drexel Avenue. Proceed ahead across Tennessee Avenue.

Discipline

  • Located at Ginsburg Bakery at 300 North Tennessee Avenue. The mural will be on your left and faces Drexel Avenue.
  • Painted by Blockheads Custom.
  • There are 4 panels. One shows an African-American child touch the planet Earth. A quote is on the next panel.

The only difference between the dreamer and the achiever is discipline.

Author unknown
Discipline mural painted by Blockheads Custom. Located in Atlantic City.
Photo Credit Jennifer Auer © Jersey Family Fun LLC

Proceed ahead. Make a left onto Kentucky Avenue. Turn left on Mediterranean Avenue.

Atlantic City Pals

This is another mural we discovered while testing our mural tour route.

  • Located at the Atlantic City PALS building on Mediterranean Avenue, between Kentucky Avenue and New York Avenue. The murals will be on your right and face Mediterranean Avenue.
  • Painted by members of the Stockton University Art Department.
  • These murals on both sides of the front entrances feature outlines of kids playing.
Atlantic City PALS building murals on Mediterranean Avenue.
Photo Credit Jennifer Auer © Jersey Family Fun LLC

Make a right onto Tennessee Avenue and then a right onto Baltic Avenue.

Memory

  • Located at Atlantic Cape Community College, on the 1500 block of Baltic Avenue. The mural will be on the left side. It faces Baltic Avenue.
  • Painted by Kelley Prevard in 2019.
  • A mural of 4 panels representing people.
Atlantic City mural Memory by KELLEY PREVARD
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Continue forward on Baltic Avenue. Cross over Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard. Make a slight right onto Bacharach Boulevard.

Hope’s Beacon

  • Located at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission at 2009 Bacharach Boulevard. The mural will be on your right. It faces Bacharach Boulevard.
  • Painted by Dara Heston, Atlantic City Rescue Mission in 2018.
  • A mural that stretches the length of a wall at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission and shows the waterfront with a lighthouse and whales.
Atlantic City mural at the rescue mission Hope's Beacon by DARA HESTON ET AL
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Turn around in the AC Rescue Mission parking lot or a side lot. Head up Bacharach Boulevard. Turn right onto Martin Luther King Avenue. Turn right onto Atlantic Avenue.

Culprit City

  • Located at Gem Liquor Store, 1737 Atlantic Avenue. We were unable to locate this mural.
  • Painted by 4sakn with the Culprits in 2018.
  • Colorful letters against a dark city skyline.

A visual exploration of the art of typography in a unique and abstract way utilizing a vast genre of complimenting colors on a city wall for the public to view and be inspired.

Atlantic City Arts Foundation
4SAKN THE CULPRITS Culprit City Mural in Atlantic City
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Continue on Atlantic Avenue heading towards Ventnor. Enter the Atlantic City Medical Center hospital through Atlantic Avenue. You will need to cross over two lanes of traffic.

Ocean of Reflection

  • Located at AtlantiCare’s main entrance at 1925 Pacific Avenue.
  • Painted by Liz Niklus in 2007.
  • This is a mosaic mural made of green, blue, white and other colored glass pieces.
Ocean of Reflection glass mosaic mural at the entrance of Atlantic City Medical Center.
Photo Credit Jennifer Auer © Jersey Family Fun LLC

Exit the Atlantic City Medical Center on Michigan Avenue. Make a right onto Atlantic Avenue. After you pass Mississippi Avenue you should see the next mural on your left.

I’ve Gotta Be Me

  • Located at Pizza King at 2316 Atlantic Avenue. This mural will be on your left and faces Mississippi Avenue.
  • Painted by Glenn Taylor in 2019.
  • A mural depicting Sammy Davis Jr singing.
GLENN TAYLOR I've Gotta Be Me Sammy Davis Jr mural in Atlantic City
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Head up Atlantic Avenue. After passing Bellevue Avenue turn left onto Texas Avenue. Go to the end where the Boardwalk meets Tennessee Avenue and do a u-turn.

Study in Interconnectivity

  • Located at 125 South Texas Avenue. This mural will be on your right. It faces the boardwalk.
  • Painted by Luv One in 2018.
  • An abstract mural with a variety of colors.

A large scale abstract painting using spray paint and latex with brushes and rollers. What my aim is is to create a mural with all the movement, texture and color of abstract expressionism thru the tools and techniques of graffiti.

Luv One
Atlantic City Mural Study in Interconnectivity by LUV ONE
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Make a right off of Texas Avenue and onto Pacific Avenue.

Pacific Garden

  • Located at 2518 Pacific Avenue. This mural will be on your right. The Pacific Garden mural faces Texas Avenue.
  • Painted by Shari Tobias in 2017.
  • A mural that represents a portion of the Monopoly board with additional artistic elements.
Atlantic City Mural by SHARI TOBIAS PACIFIC GARDEN
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Dasiyang’s Land

  • Located at 2518 Pacific Avenue. This mural will be on your right. The Dasiyang’s Land mural faces Texas Avenue.
  • Painted by Chung-Fan Chang in 2017.
  • “Dasiyang’s Land” mural is an abstract mural on the wooden fence next to “Pacific Garden”. Dasiyang means the ‘Western Ocean’ in Chinese. This mural represents that with wave-like shapes with shades of blue and green.

Proceed straight.

Rincón Garden

  • Located at El Rinc√≥n Del Sabor, 2501 Pacific Avenue. This mural will be on your left. It faces Pacific Avenue.
  • Painted by Amor Bautista in 2018.
  • Yellow flowers and other flowers against a red backdrop.

As I sat on that sidewalk I realized so many things. Some things I might have known already but more of a reminder. People need to talk and people deserve to have someone listen. People think they deserve less sometimes, but if we show them that there is more for them then it opens their eyes. And they start to believe they can do better. I love you Atlantic City. Thank you for letting me in with no judgement and with open arms.

Amor Bautista
Atlantic City Rincón Garden by AMOR BAUTISTA
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Proceed straight.

Journey

  • Located at Boardwalk Hall between Florida Avenue and Mississippi Avenue. These murals face Pacific Avenue.
  • Pained by Mitsu Overstreet.
  • The murals are multipanels that fill the facade of Boardwalk Hall with scenes from the beach.

Proceed straight ahead towards Mississippi Avenue.

Not For Sale

  • Located at Bullshots Bar at 2303 Pacific Avenue. This mural will be on your left hand side. It faces toward Georgia Avenue.
  • Painted by BK Foxx in 2019.
  • A building-sized mural of a female holding a check ripped in half.

During our first-ever Mural Week in 2019, BK Foxx created this epic 3-part mural and GIF. She freehand sprayed each frame of the GIF, in essence painting 3 murals in 7 days! As far as we know this is the first time an artist has painted & photographed frames for a final GIF & mural.

Atlantic City Arts Foundation
Atlantic City Mural Not for Sale by BKFOXX
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Make the next right turn onto Mississippi Avenue. Look for a space to do a U-turn. Come out and turn left onto Pacific Avenue. Make a right onto Georgia Avenue.

Unidentified Mural

From the corner of our eye we saw this beautiful mural along Georgia Avenue. We’re not sure of its origins because it was not on any of the maps.

  • Located on Georgia Avenue halfway between Pacific and Atlantic Avenue. It will be on your left and faces Georgia Avenue.
  • Artist unknown.
  • Against a yellow background is what looks to be a 4-5 foot glass mosaic mural. There were bright bold colors that could be seen from the sidestreets.

Turn right onto Atlantic Avenue. Then make a left onto Mississippi Avenue.

Friends for Dinner

  • Located at Bass Pro Shops at 30 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard. This Friends for Dinner mural will be on your right side facing Mississippi Avenue.
  • Painted by Charles Barbin.
  • A 4 panel mural that features aquatic life in the East Coast waters.
The Atlantic City Bass Pro Shops mural painted by Charles Barbin.
Photo Credit Jennifer Auer © Jersey Family Fun

From Mississippi Avenue turn right onto Arctic Avenue. The next mural should be visible quickly on the left hand side.

From Arctic Avenue turn left onto Michigan Avenue. The mural should be visible on the left hand side, after you pass Starbucks.

What Lifts You

  • Located at Tanger Outlets, The Walk, at H&M at 128 North Michigan Avenue. It will be on your right and faces Michigan Avenue.
  • Painted by Kelsey Montague in 2018.
  • The mural is an image of a large wave.

Turn left onto Baltic Avenue/Fairmont Avenue. Turn left into the Noyes Museum Arts Garage parking garage. I’d recommend parking for a brief time to see the murals available on all sides of the building, including one not accessible by the street.

What lifts you mural Painted by Kelsey Montague in Atlantic City in 2018
Photo Credit Loryn L. Simonsen © Atlantic City Arts Foundation

Heavy Hearts

  • Located at The Noyes Arts Garage at 2200 Fairmount Avenue.
  • This mural is part of a much larger mural. It is inside the parking garage and not visible from the street. You may be able to enter and and exit the parking garage without a fee if you do so within 15 minutes. At the time of our visit in 2018, there was a $5 parking fee for visits up to 1 hour.
  • Painted by Miko Colon.
  • A red and white mural that depicts an elephant and Boardwalk Hall.
Heavy Hearts Mural that is part of the Atlantic City Murals at the Noyes Museum Arts Garage
Photo credit Jennifer Auer, ¬© Jersey Family Fun, LLC

View of Atlantic City

  • Located at The Noyes Arts Garage at 2200 Fairmount Avenue on the Arts Alley Fence next to the Arts Garage that divides the Arts Alley from the Arts Corral on Mississippi Avenue.
  • Painted by Saskia Schmidt, Vanessa Spollen, Makenna Douglas, Sarah Lacey in 2018.
  • The mural will be a colorful abstracted view of Atlantic City.
Another portion of the mural located in the Noyes Museum Arts Garage garage. It may be the largest mural in Atlantic City.
Another portion of the View of Atlantic City mural located in the Noyes Museum Arts Garage garage. It may be the largest mural in Atlantic City. Photo credit Jennifer Auer, ¬© Jersey Family Fun, LLC

Joy to the Fishes in the Deep Blue Sea

  • Located at Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave, in Arts Alley.
  • Created by Tere Doebley & Lynda Donovan in 2018.
  • A 5‚Äô X 6‚Äô hand-cut stained glass mosaic depicting local New Jersey fish.
Atlantic City mural Joy to the Fishes in the Deep Blue Sea by TERE DOEBLEY LYNDA DONOVAN
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Come out of the Noyes Museum Arts Garage by turning left onto Fairmont Avenue. Proceed ahead. NeNe is between Georgia and Florida Avenues.

NeNe

  • Located at Citywide Towing at 2416 Fairmont Avenue. This mural is really difficult to see from the road. It will be on your left, right before you turn onto Florida Avenue. It’s faces toward you as you come down Fairmont Avenue but there is another building right in front of it. (There is a narrow path you could potentially turn down for a closer look. We don’t recommend that though as it leads to a lot that could be filled with cars and not room to turn around.)
  • Painted by Hexx in 2018.
  • A mural of a boy thinking of colorful graffiti against a dark skyline of buildings.
Atlantic City mural NeNe by DJ HEXX
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Turn right onto Florida Avenue. Make a slight left onto Turnpike Road. Take a left onto Sunset Avenue. Approach Texas Avenue.

Elephants

  • Located at Sunset & Texas Avenues. This mural will be on your left. It faces Sunset Avenue and the bay.
  • Painted by Edwin Rivera in 2018.
  • A mural of a family of elephants.
Atlantic City mural Elephants by EDWIN RIVERA
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Turn left onto Texas Avenue, crossing over Fairmont Avenue. Stay on Texas Avenue. Look for the playground.

Unidentified Mural

This mural snuck up on us and we weren’t able to get a great picture.

  • Located on Texas Avenue between Fairmont and Arctic Avenue. It faces toward Fairmont Avenue and will be on your right.
  • Artist unknown.
  • A colorful mural with children, symbols, and other artistic elements.
Dasiyang's Land mural on Texas Avenue in Atlantic City.

Continue on Texas Avenue. Make a left onto Arctic Avenue. Then turn left onto Florida Avenue. Make a left onto Fairmont Avenue.

Save Our Oceans

  • Located at Ocean Auto Repair at 129 North Texas Avenue. This mural will be on your left. It faces toward you and Florida Avenue. It wraps around the wall so that you will see most of it on the Florida Avenue side and some on the Fairmont Avenue side.
  • Painted by Shari Tobias in 2019.
  • At a distance the looks like just a mural of an ocean with a large wave. As you get closer you see there are messages about conservation and protecting our oceans.
Atlantic City mural Save Our Oceans by SHARI TOBIAS
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

At the corner, make a left onto Texas Avenue. Make a right onto Atlantic Avenue. Make a right onto Iowa Avenue. You will see the mural before you get to Arctic Avenue.

Family First

  • Located at 27 North Iowa Avenue. The mural faces towards Atlantic Avenue and will be on your right side.
  • Painted by Alice Mizrachi in 2019.
  • A house-sized mural of a family.
Atlantic City Family First mural by Alice Mizrachi
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Turn right off of Iowa Avenue onto Arctic Avenue. Make a right onto Texas Avenue. Cross over Atlantic Avenue and make a right onto Pacific Avenue. Approach Pacific and Sovereign Avenue.

Oystercatchers

  • Located at Rodeway Inn Oceanview, Sovereign Avenue and 3200 Pacific Avenue. Pull into the Rodeway Inn lot on your left. The mural faces Sovereign Avenue.
  • Painted by Felipe Ortiz in 2019.
  • A mural of birds with bold colors of black, white, red, and some greens and blues.
Atlantic City mural Oystercatchers by FELIPE ORTIZ
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Turn right onto Sovereign Avenue. Cross over Atlantic Avenue slowly.

Universal Love

  • Located at China Inn at 3301 Atlantic Avenue. This mural is at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Sovereign Avenue. It faces Sovereign Avenue. It will be on your left.
  • Painted by Edwin Rivera in 2018.
  • Images of man, woman, and child overlap, surrounded by the galaxy, as a statement of solidarity of family and love throughout the universe.
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Stay on Sovereign and cross over Arctic Avenue. The next 3 murals are located across from Sovereign Avenue School.

Mind Power

  • Located at 101-11 North Sovereign Avenue. This mural will be on your left. It faces Sovereign Avenue.
  • Painted by Luz Sanchez and Marcus Hughes in 2017.
  • While Luz and Marcus worked on “Mind Power”, teachers would walk over from the school, give them hugs, and shake their hands while kids screamed “COOL!” as they walked by. This mural was by far the largest canvas Luz ever worked on, across the street from her middle school.

“Sovereign Avenue is a very special and nostalgic place. It’s truly an honor to have been given the chance to make a positive impact in my community through art.” Luz shared.

Atlantic City mural Mind Power by LUK SANCHEZ MARCUS HUGHES
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Before I Die

  • Located at M&M Auto at 101-11 North Sovereign Avenue. This mural will be on your left. It faces Sovereign Avenue.
  • Painted by Genesis Sandoval in 2018.
  • It’s a black and white chalkboard style mural where visitors complete the sentence “Before I die I want to ..” Before I Die is a global art project that invites people to contemplate death and reflect on their lives. Originally created by the artist Candy Chang on an abandoned house in New Orleans after she lost someone she loved, today there are over 2,000 walls around the world.

I’m extremely blessed to have been a part of such an amazing project, seeing everyone in the community come together for something so beautiful made my heart so so full.

Genesis Sandoval
Before I die mural painted by Genesis Sandoval in Atlantic City.
Photo Credit Jennifer Auer © Jersey Family Fun LLC

Bright Skies

  • Located at 101-11 N. Sovereign Avenue. This mural will be on your left. It faces Sovereign Avenue.
  • Painted by Manuela Guill√©n in 2017.
  • A colorful mural with artistic elements, symbols, and powerful messages.
Bright Skies mural in Atlantic City

Continue on Sovereign Avenue and cross over Fairmont Avenue. Make a right onto Sunset Avenue.

Take A Chance to Advance

  • Located across from Sovereign Avenue School at Sovereign and Sunset Avenues. This mural faces Sunset Avenue and will be on your right.
  • Painted by Greg Simmons in 2017.
  • A long mural that represents a scene from Monopoly.

Taking over a wall at The Boys and Girls Club of AC and the New City Fellowship of AC, Greg worked with the neighborhood kids while the community came out to cheer them on.

Atlantic City Arts Foundation
Atlantic City Mural Take A Chance to Advance by GREG SIMMONS
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Turn right onto Chelsea Avenue. Then make a right onto Atlantic Avenue. Atlantic Avenue will become Ventnor Avenue. (If a portion of Atlantic Avenue is closed up ahead. Follow detours that will keep you to the left of Atlantic Avenue. Then look for an opportunity to use a sidestreet to make a right and then a left onto Atlantic Avenue.)

Tie-Dyed Tides

  • Located at AC Convenience Store, Dover & Ventnor Avenues at 4002 Ventnor Avenue. The mural will be facing towards you and Elberon Avenue. It will be on your left.
  • Painted by Sydney Mount in 2018.
  • A blue mural with gray shark-like fish and other fish.

My design is inspired by the water tower in Atlantic City which used to have fish painted on it; I’m not sure exactly when the water tower was painted over but the old fish design, as well as the “hot air balloon” water tower, were iconic landmarks that I fondly remember from when I was younger. I’ve taken inspiration from the water tower’s design and portray it in my own personal style. It features 5 fish with a blue tie-dye background.

Sydney Mount
Atlantic City mural Tie-Dyed Tides by SYDNEY MOUNT
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Continue on Ventnor Avenue for a few more blocks. Make a left onto Laclede Place.

Still I Rise

  • Located at BuenaVista Beauty Salon & Barbershop, 4209 Ventnor Avenue. The mural will be on your left. It faces Laclede Place.
  • Painted by Loryn L. Simonsen in 2018.
  • Inspired by a 2017 wing mural, “Still I Rise”, Atlantic City has its own mural of butterfly wings. The lower wings from the original mural were repainted by the neighborhood children, invited by the artist to participate when they passed by or stopped to ask questions about the piece. The upper wings were expanded with a bold, abstract pattern to catch the eye of passer- and driver-by, witnessing the transformation of Atlantic City.
Atlantic City mural Still I Rise by LORYN SIMONSEN
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Make a right onto Winchester Avenue. Make a right onto Windsor Avenue. Then take a left onto Ventnor Avenue and head back towards Atlantic City. Turn left onto Albany Avenue/Route 40/Route 322 and head out of Atlantic City. Stay on Albany Avenue until you see entrances for Bader Field/Surf Stadium on your right. You can turn into the parking lot from two different entrances on your right.

Baseball Greats

  • This Atlantic City mural is on the outskirts of Atlantic City at Bader Field, the old Surf Stadium. Pull up to the base of the stadium. The mural will be on the right wall where the stairs lead up to the stadium. It will be facing towards the parking lot.
  • Located at Bader Field.
  • Painted by Michael Irvin.
  • The mural shows a baseball mitt, a few baseball cards, and kids standing together holding baseball batts.
Baseball Greats mural in Atlantic City, painted by Michael Irvin.
Photo credit Jennifer Auer © Jersey Family Fun, LLC

That concludes the Atlantic City murals you can see from your car or without going into a building. Atlantic City has a few more murals that are inside public buildings. You can learn more about them below.

A few INSIDE Murals in Atlantic City

Recycled Reef

  • Located at Atlantic Cape Community College – Worthington Campus at 1535 Bacharach Boulevard.
  • This mural is in the lobby of this building.
  • Painted by Robert Rossiello in 2018.
  • The Recycled Reef mural presents an aquatic theme using recycled material to highlight the impact of pollution on our ocean and the importance of recycling. The mural depicts a painting of sea life found in the Atlantic Ocean, including a variety of fish, a tiger shark, a sea turtle, a blue whale, an octopus, jelly fish and more. Working with the Atlantic City Special Improvement District, the artist gathered an assortment of discarded material including paper, plastic, metal, glass and cardboard and incorporated these elements into the overall design. The result is colorful and detailed seascape that not only shows the rich diversity of aquatic life but draws attention to the fragility of the ocean ecosystem.
Atlantic City mural Recycled Reef by ROBERT ROSSIELLO
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Boardwalk Community

  • Located at Cape Bank Lobby at South New York Avenue and Pacific Avenues. This mural may be inside. We are working to confirm the details and the address. The map shows it at Pacific Avenue and Arkansas, but the description says South New York Avenue and Pacific Avenue.
  • Painted by AC High School Arts Club in 2013.
  • At this time there are no other details about this mural.

Enter the Center

  • Located inside Atlantic City City Hall on the first floor.
  • Painted by Christian Correa, Heather Deegan Hires, Drew Duran, Dane Crippen, Jr., Daniela Rodriguez-Luna, Heaven Dunston-Barley, Ja‚ÄôNieya Thomas in 2019
  • The Atlantic City Hall murals take up multiple walls inside the building with themes of youth and community engagement and building unity.
Photo credit John Domin√©, ¬© Atlantic City Arts Foundation 2020

Which mural will you love the most?

Like Atlantic City, the collection of murals will grow and change. We believe as part of the Atlantic City Arts Foundation 48 Project initiative and other community grants new murals will be added to Atlantic City every year. We look forward to seeing them and adding to this tour.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

2 thoughts on “Self Guided Atlantic City Murals Tour

  1. Sheri says:

    Is there any way to get see only the driving directions for the mural tour?

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