Instagramable Public Art Pieces Around Roanoke

Virginia is for Lovers, state motto and welcome sign on a billboard surrounded by trees

Does your Instagram feed need a little excitement? You’re in luck – Roanoke is home to many cool public art pieces that would make the perfect addition to your grid. This weekend, head out to one of Roanoke’s public artworks for an Instagrammable afternoon.

Neon Lights

Roanoke is home to quite the collection of stunning neon lights including the Dr. Pepper sign, the H&C Coffee sign, and the famous Roanoke Star.

Smith Mountain Lake LOVE

Is the lake life your best life? Show the world by snapping a selfie or family picture in front of the LOVE sculpture at Smith Mountain Lake!

Trojan Dog

Now man’s best friend can be your Instagram grid’s best friend, too. This adorable and unique sculpture was created in 2008 as part of a city-wide public art movement.

City Market Mosaics

Each of the porcelain mosaics at the entrances to the historic Roanoke City Market makes walking in to pick up fresh produce, meats, and cheeses a little more beautiful. Snap a picture the next time you go!

Sister City Sculptures

Roanoke is fortunate to have seven sister cities: Florianopólis, Brazil; Kisumu, Kenya; Lijiang, China; Opole, Poland; Pskov, Russia; Saint-Lô, France; and Wonju, South Korea. There is a statue honoring each of them in Century Park Plaza.

Main Street Bridge Mural

The Wasena Bridge offers a gorgeous double-sided mural underneath, delighting everyone who passes underneath. Its bright colors and design are sure to brighten up your grid!

“The World Is  A Village” Mural

This mural by an artist known as “Toobz” takes the phrase “it takes a village to raise a child” to a whole new meaning. You can see it for yourself in Grandin Village.

Dale Avenue Community Mural

Another Toobz mural, this 300-feet long by 10-feet high mural stretches along Dale Avenue in Southeast Roanoke and represents the neighbors of the community.

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Visit Berglund Automotive

You know what also looks fantastic on your Instagram page? A new car from Berglund Automotive. With many makes and models to choose from all over the Roanoke area, you’re sure to find the perfect new car to grace your grid and your driveway.

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