From musicians and writers to designers and painters, there’s no shortage of creative souls in Detroit. And while you may not be able to enjoy all of the fantastic art and performances around the city with your kids, you can check out some of the awesome Detroit murals around town.
We scoured Instagram and rounded up ten awesome kid-friendly murals in Detroit. From a butterfly wing photo-op to a series of murals that are always changing, you’ll love kids will love these creations.
So, what are you waiting for? Go sight-seeing around your home city and check out these Detroit murals – and don’t forget, if you know of one we missed and think we should include, let us know!
Murals in the Market at Eastern Market
These murals around Eastern Market are always changing, so check out their map online and see the different murals and locations available.
Motown Mural on Lahser in the Brightmoor Neighborhood
See this tribute to Motown with a big record over the skyline of the city, as well as the ambassador bridge.
Corktown Floral Mural by Ouizi
Check out the different flowers painted on a grey wall in Corktown, full of bright colors.
What Lifts You by Kelsey Montague on Park Avenue and Woodward
Kids will love posing in front of the wings on this mural. There are big, broad wings as well as little butterfly wings.
The Belt by HOZZOH on Gratiot and Broadway
This psychedelic design is full of fun colors, so pretty it’s hard to believe it’s painted.
A Cat and Bird by BirdO on Grand River and Calumet
Check out this brightly colored mural of a cat and a bird, as well as other fun, colorful shapes.
Abstract Art by Jesse Kassel at Livernois and Clarita
This abstract art has plenty of representations of Motown in fun colors. Take it as an opportunity to teach what represents what in Detroit and why.
Cartoon Critters by Kevin Lyons at Gratiot and St. Aubin
Check out these fun cartoon critters. All of their teeth are actually names of famous people from Detroit.
Bright Flowers by Ouizi on Orleans and Division
These big and beautiful flowers cover the whole front of a building on a blue background.
Love Mural by Michael Owen at Grand River and 15th St.
Show your kids how to spell Love in sign language with this beautiful mural of hand silhouettes.
Looking for even more family fun things to do in Detroit? Check out our roundup of family activities and attractions in the D.