What’s a key element for an adventurous mindset? Appreciation. It helps you to be present in the moment and let go of worry. One way to learn appreciation is to look at where you are right now, what you are doing and notice something you haven’t seen before. Have you ever explored your town as a tourist? Instead of zipping by something you’ve passed hundreds of times before, try looking at it as if you were a person visiting on vacation. I did this when I lived in a suburb of New York City. Now that I’ve moved across country, I’m exploring my new town. Funny enough, the same day I took a walking tour of the murals in Corvallis, my former town (New Rochelle) had their first mural art walk!
New Rochelle, NY
To inspire your curiosity and maybe even your creativity, I’ve put together a listing of public wall art walks for all 50 states. Some states have more options than others. Some had better websites with maps. Does it matter? Use these as starting points, get curious and create your own adventure! Bonus tip – many are great for your Instagram posts. But be careful…as one website says:
Once a mural spotter, always a mural spotter. You’ll always be looking!
Please note: I am not being paid for listing any of these websites. I have compiled them for your ease of finding fun & adventure near you. (However, if any of the places listed wants to pay me to come see their murals and review in person – you bet I will!) If you do not see murals listed near you, there are two things you can do: 1) search online for some that might be near you or 2) get your community together to create murals. If you are in another country – feel free to mention in the comments the ones you like near you!
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