Exploring Mills 50 District – Murals of Orlando
A wall is a very big weapon.- Bansky
Without a doubt, April is a great month in Florida to be outside and enjoy the best weather the Sunshine state offers. Sunny days just inspire us to go and spend as much time outside as possible. Forget the outlets, the theme parks, and the beach. We decided to go on a safari around Orlando neighborhoods for mural hunting. As we search for street art that dresses the facade of the City Beautiful, it is no wonder that the city hides its essence away from the amusement parks and enters further into the metropolitan area.
Orlando has so much to offer, not only from the famous parks and other attractions, but this city is all about charm. Did you know that The City Beautiful ranked No. 17 on the 2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live list?
Apart from being a page all about discovering new spaces and presenting 3D virtual tours, today we decided to take a ride with the Pro 2 camera in search of Orlando’s visual arts and present the murals in a panoramic view.
The murals of Mills 50.
While this is our progress list of favorites, we highly recommend finding your own. Murals are especially widespread in the Mills 50 and Milk District, whereas older areas like Orange Blossom Trail and Silver Star feature all kinds of fresh, worn textures and colors which we’ll cover in Part 2.
Rise Above Tattoo Mural in 360 (Orlando)
Mural Artist: Horsebites
Located on: 1009 N Mills Ave.
Right on the side of the Rise Above Tattoo shop, this mural is one of our favorites throughout this neighborhood. Notice the alligator and oranges symbols on this mural, this is Florida’s iconic flora and fauna. How cool is that!
Mills 50 Gang mural in 360
Artist: Dolla $hort AM7
Location: Will’s Pub on N. Mills Ave.
This mural is one of the most fun and colorful in the area. Framework Coffee’s mobile trailer is now parked near this mural so you can get a cup of coffee while getting your photo.
Lake Adair Mural in 360 (Orlando)
Mural Artist: Kristi Hamby
Located on: Maxwell Street in College Park
All a few miles (even on foot) away, you can discover everything you need for a perfect day or night in this unrefined and eclectic urban gem!
The Track Shack Mural in 360 (Orlando)
Artist: Barb Early
Location: 1104 N Mills Ave. in Orlando
Who are we kidding? we weren’t running but the picture looks rad!
#OrlandoStrong Mural in 360
Mural Artists: Track Shack Staff and volunteers.
Located on: Opposite side of Track Shack, 1050 N. Mills Ave.
Behind the meanings of a mural lies a dedication to someone or something through that visual art. #StrongOrlando was one of the many beautiful murals that were painted after the Pulse Tragedy. A life changing event for our community, a tragic day most people in Orlando and the world would never forget.
Orlando Strong. More Love, Less Hate
Bliss Mural in 360 (Orlando)
Artists: Bliss Cares.
Location: 927 N Mills Ave.
Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.Deepak Chopra
Are you looking to take a break from ordinary life?
Then go to Mills50. It’s a gold mine of good eats and street artistry. Regardless of where you stroll or eat, it will be stunning. Go for a walk, immerse yourself into the little shops, explore the street’s arts, and have a fabulous time.
Stay tuned for part 2!