The ART of the Perfect Instagram

By: Nikki McCool, Spring 2019 Intern

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Are you tired of the same old, same old, cliché, boring Instagram shots? Well, we are too! The good news is we have found the best way to spice up your Instagram feed. By finding that perfect “Instagram-able” spot to take your photos, you can take your posts from “blasé” to “beautiful in no time!

You may think you have to travel to bigger cities like New York, Nashville or Atlanta to get that perfect, aesthetically-pleasing picture, but that is not the case.  There are several of these hidden artistic gems throughout this “magic” city we call home.

Birmingham has an abundance of beautiful murals that will add a perfect touch of art to your Instagram feed. Listed below are just a few of these great spots:

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“Rotary Trail” Murals – Rotary Trail

The Rotary Trail, located along First Avenue South, is the perfect place to grab a shot for Instagram while you are exploring downtown Birmingham. With several murals lining the trail, utilizing the “swipe right” on your Instagram post is a must!

Created by artist Trés Taylor

Created by artist Trés Taylor

 “Alabama Ballet” Mural- 2nd Ave S

This mural is new to Birmingham’s mural scene. Adorning the wall of the Alabama Ballet, this “art-forward, romantic” mural features a cyclist pedaling its way through the streets of Birmingham, leaving a few sunflowers in cycle’s wake.

Created by Kyle Kruse and Stephanie Guckenberger

Created by Kyle Kruse and Stephanie Guckenberger

“Colorful Vulcans” Mural – Vulcan Mural Project

 This colorful masterpiece at 1818 Third Ave. N. features one of Birmingham’s most memorable icons, The Vulcan Statue. This mural is a part of the Vulcan Mural Project.

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“Angel Wings” Mural - Melt Birmingham

Avondale is a neighborhood with a vibe that inspires the soul. This artistic masterpiece, by local artist Marcus Fetch, features angel wings for both the big and small of Birmingham.

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“Woodlawn Business District” Mural - 6-55th Place South

Giving back in a beautifying way,  volunteers of the Birmingham community made this colorful art mural possible. Inspired by the poem by John Langston Hughes titled, “The First Book of Jazz”, this mural is a show-stopper with musical notes…Literally.

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“It’s Nice to Have You in Birmingham” Mural - John’s City Diner

This classic Birmingham staple is located on the south side of John’s City Diner. “It’s nice to have you in Birmingham” has been used as the official slogan of the city and this mural pays a testament to the city’s Southern hospitality that encompasses the Magic City. So, whether you’re a Birmingham native or just passing through, this wall is a must-have on your Instagram feed.