For a small town, Fayetteville is packed with big art. Walking through town there is never a lack of things to catch your eye. The energy and the vibe of Fayetteville can be captured in little pops of art throughout the town.
Jeff Pierson, who is celebrated for his caricature style mural work throughout the state painted this mural under the old 2nd Ave overpass. Street. The mural depicts instruments typical of Appalachian music and heritage and features the name of two famous Fayette County musicians John Ellison and Charlie McCoy. John Ellison is an internationally known musician born in Montgomery famous for writing “Some Kind of Wonderful”. He is also an honored inspirational speaker in the mountain state. Charlie McCoy was born in Minden and is known as the king of bluegrass and country harmonica. Location: Old 2nd Ave overpass crossing Rt. 16
2. Recreation Mural
This is the second mural Jeff Pierson completed in Fayetteville. This caricature style mural celebrates the outdoor recreation opportunities in our region. You can access the murals using the pedestrian walkway from Daniels St. by Tudors Biscuit World. Location: Old 2nd Ave overpass crossing Rt. 16
3. West Virginia Wildflowers
Mary Hurst illustrated a beautiful mural showcasing West Virginia’s diverse flora with her wildflower mural. This hidden treasure is found in the restroom at the Fayetteville Visitor Center. Mary Hurst is a southern West Virginia artist who completed this work as a VISTA volunteer. Location: Mural inside the Fayetteville Visitor Center Restroom, 310 N. Court St.
The mountains are calling for your next adventure. This mini mural is designed as a selfie stop to encourage visitors to share their adventures exploring in Fayetteville. Share your adventures by tagging us at #visittheville as you explore around town. Location: Mural inside the Fayetteville Visitor Center, 310 N. Court St.
5. Rob Cleland Mural
Charleston artist, Rob Cleland painted Fayetteville’s first outdoor mural on the Fayetteville Physical Therapy building in 2012. The mural showcases the mecca of outdoor recreation that centers around Fayetteville. Beyond outdoor recreation, the mural brightly depicts some of the signature features of Fayetteville, like its historic courthouse, New River Gorge Bridge, and the Marquis de Lafayette statue. Location: Mural on the Fayetteville Physical Therapy Building, 233 N. Court St.
6. The Miners
The historic Fayetteville post office houses an example of New Deal artwork: the oil-on-canvas mural “The Miners,” was painted by Nixford Baldwin in 1939. The work was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. This mural depicts the rich history surrounding coal mining in our area. Location: Mural inside the Fayetteville Post Office, 120 W. Maple Ave.
7.Pies & Pints Mural
Irene the elephant has taken on a life of her own as the Pies & Pints mascot. Inspired by the Old “White Elephant Saloon” mural in the downtown Charleston Pies & Pints location. The original Charleston mural was covered up twice and restored for a second time by Jesse Corlis. Jesse has created replica murals at all of the Pies & Pints locations. Fayetteville is home of the first Pies & Pints so it is only fitting that a giant Irene is illustrated across the building. Location: Mural is on the Pies & Pints Building, 219 Maple Ave.
8. New River Yoga Mural
Adam Mathews created this eye-catching mural inspired by growth and tranquility. Location: Inside the New River Yoga Studio, 128 S. Court St.
9. Cathedral Cafe Flowers
Nathan Greene created this beautiful flower and rolling hill scene that is a popular photo spot by the iconic Cathedral Cafe. Location: Cathedral Cafe. 134 S. Court St.
10.The Freefolk Murals
The whole Freefolk brewery is a giant mural with art pieces found throughout the space. Jamie Lester created the murals bringing folk music and Appalachia to life. His murals at the brewery represent all those who are Freefolk. Location: The Freefolk Brewery, 1690 Court St.
11. Radiant Spring Flowers
This cheery flower mural was painted by Sharon Rynard. Location: Studio B Art Wine & Beer Gallery & Inner Radiance Medical Spa Building, 309 Keller Ave.
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The creation of the mural was made possible through a grant from the National Coal Heritage Area, with assistance from the New River Gorge Convention and Visitors Bureau, West Virginia State University Extension Service, and Sherwin-Williams of Oak Hill. and volunteers along with Destination:Downtown Oak Hill. Location: Corner of Oak Hill Ave. and Main Street,Oak Hill
The Fayette Tribune Mural
Destination: Downtown Oak Hill and Generation New River Gorge have partnered up to bring this mural to Oak Hill. Location: Mural on Fayette Tribune Building, 417 Main St. Oak Hill
Mount Hope Phoenix Wall
The Mount Hope Phoenix Wall was created by Ian Bode and Brian Pickens. Commissioned by the Revitalization Coalition, the Phoenix Wall is a bold representation of Mount Hope’s connection to the past while looking forward to the future. The mural is created in Bode’s signature style including his recognizable “passenger” figure and uses bright imagery to tell the community’s story. Location: Mural on building 707 Maint St. Mt. Hope
After Every Storm There Is A Rainbow of Hope Mural
Ms. Sexton, Art Teacher, painted this mural with students from Mount Hope Elementary. It depicts the tragic fire of March 24, 1910,which raged out of control and virtually destroyed every structure in Mount Hope. The city rebuilt, using brick and it was said that the City of Mount Hope was like a phoenix rising from the ashes. This mural depicts phoenixes rising from a rainbow (made from students’ handprints) with the saying “After Every Storm There is a Rainbow of Hope” over a picture of mountains. Location:
V.F.W Patriotic Mural
This mural was created by Ansted Elementary Art Teacher Kimberly Sexton and her art students. She wanted to give her students a project that would bring color and pride to the community with this patriotic mural honoring veterans on the VFW Building. Location: VFW Building, 19957 Midland Trail, Ansted