Follow RideKC on Instagram for a weekly look at Kansas City’s best murals. Every Monday we highlight a mural that you can reach with RideKC and tag it with the hashtag #MuralCrushMonday. Below is the first half of the top 10 murals for 2020. Find out if your favorite made the cut, and visit Part 2 to learn the top 5 murals for the year.
One of Kansas City’s older contemporary murals honors Martin Luther King, Jr., and was painted by the prolific artist and muralist Alexander Austin. The mural is near Troost MAX, 25 and 31.
Scribe’s colorful, playful characters are mainstay in the Kansas City mural scene. This mural of a street scene adorns the side of Fric and Frac along RideKC’s 39 39th Street.
In honor of World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), AIDS Service Foundation of Kansas City celebrated HIV/AIDS activism through art, by commissioning this beautiful mural at KC Care Health Center. The mural by Jared Horman references the work of Keith Haring. To see the mural in person, you'll find it at 3515 Broadway, along RideKC route 47, and a few blocks south of 31.
Kansas City sports hero Bo Jackson is featured on this mural south of 31st on Holmes, near RideKC’s 31. The artist is Know Trespassing.
Another mural along 31st Street clocks in at number 6. This mural proclaims its love for Kansas City on the side of the Brick House Bar and Grill.