Explore the Public Art of Worcester, Massachusetts


Posted: September 14, 2020

If you’re looking for a unique, family-friendly and photo-worthy outdoor activity in Worcester, we have the perfect itinerary to keep you occupied for an entire afternoon.

“Give Me A Sign” features inspirational signs installed throughout Worcester (Source: Facebook)


Worcester is home to dozens of public art projects like Give Me a Sign and the Black Lives Matter mural at the crossroads of MLK and Major Taylor Boulevard. Impressive and inspiring, Worcester's murals are attributed to local, national and worldwide renowned artists who’ve participated in the POW! WOW! Worcester annual arts festival – and simply put, they cannot be missed.

For a limited time this fall there are also window installations in the Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District. They kick-off a participatory public art project intended to create a “unique sense of place” through placemaking and beautification projects.

To get you started on your public art tour, here’s a shortlist of 12 murals found within a mile of downtown Worcester’s most infamous public art sculpture, the Burnside Fountain.

Marka 27

Located at Federal Plaza Garage, 570 Main St

Photo by Steven King

Askew One

Located at YWCA of Worcester, 1 Salem St

Photo by Steven King

Slick 

Located at The Palladium, 261 Main St

Photo by Lanny Nguyen

TomBob

Located at Jacob Hiatt School, 772 Main St

Photo by Lanny Nguyen

Insane 51

Located at The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St

Source: POW! WOW! Worcester 

Morgan Blair

Located at Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St

Photo by Steven King

Tavar Zawaki

Located at DCU Center, 50 Foster St

Photo by Steven King

Greg Mike

Located at 3 Salem Street

Photo by Steven King

Ben Johnston 

Located at 832 Main St

Photo by Ian Lundie

Arlin

Located at 261 Main Street 

Photo by Steven King

Max Sansing

Located at Chandler Elementary School, 114 Chandler St

This mural is inspired by Worcester’s “Major” Taylor, the world’s first Black sports superstar. Read more about his legacy here.

 

Photo by Ian Lundie

Kai Griffiths & Ryan Gardell

Located at George’s Coney Island, 158 Southbridge St

Photo by Halopigg