Bourbon on Main Mural (Beautiful and Brave)

Artist’s concept: How beautiful and brave we are. Brave in love, in kindness, and in peace. Learning from the wisdom of the natural world and the animal kingdom, we are one with all things. This mural is a representation of a unified love, between all. Every being of life connected by the divine love of…

Capital Cellars Mural (Surprise!)

“Surprise!” features two children who stand above a large window toward the front of the Capital Cellars’ alley wall. The young boy holds a magical pot, from which giant vines, plants and flowers are growing. The young girl looks excited, as the magic happens in front of her eyes. Many flowers in the design, like…

Centennial Murals: Nature, Progress, Culture and Industry

When the Capitol was constructed, space for murals was provided in the pendentives, the reverse triangular spaces right below the dome, but the murals were not completed until 2010 — 100 years later. The four pendentive murals inside the dome reflect the range of diversity, professions, landmarks, architecture and culture that comprises the rich social…

Kentucky River Children’s Mural

The Kentucky River Children’s Mural is a collaborative project made by artists Zingg and Kelley and the children of Frankfort. It is inspired by the plants and animals of the Kentucky River Watershed and was worked on by more than 200 area children.

Nitro Mural (Wanderlust)

This image features six birds found in Kentucky set against a vibrant swirl of color. The birds include the ruby throated hummingbird, cardinal, Kentucky warbler, blue bird, barn swallow and brown headed nuthatch. Though the birds are largely representational, the artist gives some of their feathers a unique geometric design that pulls the work into…

Rick’s White Light #2: “Being Yourself”

This mural features The White Light’s well-known chef and owner Rick Paul, who has twice been featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Muralist Jenkins offers this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson as its best description. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the…

RJ Corman Children’s Mural

The RJ Corman Railroad Bridge spans Wilkinson Street, one block before the railroad crosses the Kentucky River. Trains run through downtown Frankfort several times a day, and the rumble of the train is part of Frankfort’s heritage. This 2010 project was spearheaded by artist and art teacher Jennifer Zingg who made the project the focus…

Taylor Marshall Building: “World on a String”

With this mural, artist Jimmy Joe Jenkins’ seeks to convey a feeling of happiness and confidence that everything will work out in one’s favor and that one is in complete control.He believes we all live on this beautiful planet in the diverseness of shapes and colors and hold powers that allow us to live together.…

The Grand Theatre: Tribute to George C. Wolfe

This mural is a tribute to Frankfort native George C. Wolfe who won a Tony Award in 1993 for directing Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and another Tony Award in 1996 for his direction of the musical Bring in ‘da Noise/Bring in ‘da Funk. Wolfe gained a national reputation with his 1991 musical Jelly’s Last…