203 W Jackson Ave
Knoxville, TN 37902



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.


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