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A downtown mural

Murals & Street Art – Filling Bryson City With Color

Murals and street art show off not only creative expression, but share history and a sense of place. Thanks to many talented artists, Bryson City has a walkable street art and mural trail in its downtown.

Through murals, we celebrate a historic connection to the railroad, which first traveled through here in the late 1800’s. It was hard work to lay track through these mountains, but it enhanced our community’s connection to the outside world.

Main photo courtesy Madison’s on Main

Our quilt block patterns celebrate the ingenuity of early settlers to create hand-crafted patchwork quilts to brighten up their homes and stay warm. Visit our Quilt Trail.

Our often whimsically-painted trout statues are a reminder of the abundance of trout in our waters that have provided sustenance and recreation from the earliest Cherokee to today.

Feel free to grab a map at the Visitor Center or download here and head out; or just enjoy your visit and discover colorful art along the way.

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Patchwork Trout
GSMR Train Depot
Railroad Square (Fry St.)
Artist: Ashley Hackshaw

American Heritage Railways
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad HQ
45 Mitchell Street
Artist: Aaron Harris

Diane’s Passion
Private business
300 Everett Street
Artist: Christina Lohmann

Rainbow Trout
Town Square
Corner Main & Everett Sts.
Artist: Ed Ciociola

Dresden Plate
The Cottage Craftsman
15 Everett Street
Artist: Quilt Trail Committee

Freestone Trout
Appalachian Rivers Aquarium
117 Island Street
Artist: Jeff Marley

Steam of the Smokies
Smoky Mountain Train Museum
100 Greenlee St. (side)
Artist: Aaron Harris

Smoky Mountains
One Twenty Main
120 Main Street
Artist: Ashley Hackshaw

Native Speckled Trout
Fly Fishing Museum
210 Main Street
Artist: Ed Ciociola

Appalachian Dream
Swain County Chamber of Commerce
210 Main Street
Artist: Quilt Trail Committee

Jumping Rise Trout
Swain County Courthouse
101 Mitchell Street
Artist: Ed Ciociola

The Madison Look
Madison’s On Main
110 Main Street
Artist: Meredith Carter

American Dream
Calhoun House Inn & Suites
110 Bryson Avenue
Artist: Ed Ciociola

Brown Trout
Tuckaseegee Fly Shop
3 Depot Street
Artist: Phil Watford

Railroad Spirit
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot
226 Everett Street
Artist: Quilt Trail Committee

Double Wedding Ring
Island Park
Bryson Street at Ramseur
Artist: Quilt Trail Committee

Bryson City - Swain County
Chamber of Commerce

210 Main Street
P.O. Box 509
Bryson City, NC 28713

Karen Proctor
Executive Director


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