Various Locations Around Rome,
Rome is full of natural beauty, as well as many art works created by some very talented artists. Here are a few murals and public art pieces to check out in Georgia’s Rome.
This piece is located on the side of ‘The Shoe Box’ on Martha Berry Highway. It was created by the Rome Mural Colab, in an effort to promote inclusivity and diversification in the Rome-Floyd community. It represents a variety of different landmarks in Rome in a colorful and unique way.
Located at the Town Green in Historic Downtown Rome, this statue depicts First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson.
A native Roman, by the name of Dr. John Pemberton, invented Coca-Cola. The rights to the popular beverage were later sold to Asa Candler. This mural, honoring Coca-Cola, is painted in Downtown Rome. The full history of Coca-Cola in Georgia’s Rome can be found at the Rome Area History Center.
The ‘Angel in the Oak’ commissioned by the Myrtle Hill/Oak Hill Memorial Association was created by artist, Jeremy Smith, out of a large oak tree on Myrtle Hill that would have otherwise been cut down. The angel now welcomes visitors into Myrtle Hill cemetery.
This beautiful new mural by professional muralist, Kelsey Montague, is located beside Vargo Orthodontist. Dr. Vargo initiated the project to encourage people to be kind and uses the hashtag, #VOGoBeeTheHero.
This mural, located in Cave Spring, Georgia, is a part of the Georgia Mural Trail. Painted by John W. Christian, the piece highlights the Georgia School for the Deaf and Native American heritage in the area. There are many different murals to visit in the Georgia Mural Trail.
Both murals pictured above are located at Cedar Creek Park. The park includes RV parking, kayaking and hiking. Not only are the murals a must see, the park itself is a beautiful location to check out. They are both great backdrops to grab a photo!
Painted by Bryan Hollingsworth from Just B Artistic, this mural welcomes guests to the River District. It is located on the walking trail near the Fifth Avenue Bridge. The colorful piece is a great welcome to Rome for tourists!
The Capitoline Wolf with Romulus and Remus stands in front of historic City Hall on Broad Street in downtown Rome.
This mural is another ‘Coca-Cola’ themed piece, and is located in Downtown Cave Spring. It is also apart of the Georgia Mural Trail, and was painted by John W. Christian.
This mural is a very unique piece of art. It is located outside of The Foundry Growler Bar, in the River District of Downtown Rome. The bar features a wide variety of Georgia-made craft beers, and outdoor seating for the best view of the piece!
The ECO Greenway Trail is Rome’s most popular paved trail system. The riverfront paths run over 16 miles, and can be used for walking or biking. This beautiful painting promotes recycling in Rome, and maintaining the cleanliness of the Etowah, Coosa and Oostanaula Rivers!
The Kingfisher Trail is a section of the ECO Greenway Trail. The murals pictured above are painted sewer drains that are recognizing endangered and threatened wildlife in Rome and Floyd County. As you’re walking the trails, pay attention to these beautiful and unique pieces!
The painting pictured above is another piece located in Rome’s beautiful River District. The mural reads the phrase, “Think Big,” with a lightbulb. It is painted on the side of the ‘Realty One Group Insight’ building to match the business’ logo colors.
‘Swift and Finch Coffee’ is located in Downtown Rome. This mural is painted on the side of the business’s building with their logo.
“Mellow Mushroom,” located in Downtown Rome, is a favorite pizza spot of many Romans! The mural shown above is painted on the stairs inside the restaurant.
“Harvest Moon Cafe” is another local favorite in Downtown Rome. Their menu is very diverse, with lots of different delicious items. The mural shown on the left is painted on the outside of their building. The mural on the right is painted inside the restaurant.
The “Sara Hightower Regional Library’ is located right on the river in Downtown Rome. Both murals shown above are painted on the Public Library property!
Located in the River District, this business features a beautiful outdoor space and mural on their exterior building. This ceramic design shop isn’t open to the public, but we sure do appreciate the beautiful outdoor space they created!