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Knoxville is one-of-a-kind. Centuries of history, people, and culture weave together to create the unique and vibrant city we know today.

The Gay Street-Jackson Avenue Stairwell Mural is a celebration of these stories.

From writers to celebrities, activists to space explorers, STORIES showcases dozens of Knoxville icons and images. As you climb the stairs, immerse yourself in the history and culture of our special city.


The Scavenger Hunt

What better way to explore the new mural than with a little scavenger hunt? Intertwined in the vivid colors, you’ll find an array of Knoxville images.

If you want a challenge, download the 41 Fun Facts. It’s your job to find the visual reference for each image. Find Zoo Knoxville.

The kid-friendly Easy Dozen tells you which image to look for and which item it’s associated with. Find a toucan.

If you’re stuck, find all the answers and more history on this site. Happy hunting!

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Downtown Knoxville Alliance Logo
Robin Easter Design Logo
City of Knoxville Logo
Dollar & Ewers Logo


Downtown Knoxville Alliance

The City of Knoxville

Design and Illustration by Robin Easter Design

Lighting Design by Dollar & Ewers Architecture

Painting by Tim Coulter