With beloved local art inspirers like the Jersey City Artist & Studio Tours (JCAST), it’s no surprise the JC arts scene is buzzing—and mural hopping is perhaps the best way to experience it. The 21-square-mile city has at least 100 unique murals, created by artists near and far. Here’s a Tiny Trip itinerary to experience downtown Jersey City’s top murals, with the Grove Street PATH station as your start and stop point.
Tiny Trip Mural Highlights:
- Welcome To Jersey City 2 (95 Christopher Columbus Drive) is a must-see colorful ode to Jersey City. It also makes a great backdrop for JC mural trip photos!
- The Jersey City Wave (325 Grove Street) is a soothing and sky-high mural created by Shepard Fairey, one of the most renowned street artists in the world.
- JC Giraffe (114 Christopher Columbus Drive) is the dazzling brainchild of artist Catherine Hart, a drawer, painters, and artist who’s spearheaded numerous mural projects across America.
- Stairway to Heaven, (172 Newark Avenue), a project by Clarence Rich, blends color and creativity in an oft-overlooked alleyway.
- Jersey City Crown (266 Newark Avenue) is a must-visit mural from Beau Stanton, who created the mural in response to the exciting change happening in Jersey City.
Trip Time: 2-4 hours
Head to the Grove Street PATH Station then walk up Newark Avenue to Monmouth Street, over to Christopher Columbus Drive, then back down to Grove Street, using this Jersey City Mural Arts Program map as your full mural guide. Alternatively, you can also use a car to see even more!