South Slope
Mural Trail

Location #11 - Buxton 24

Buxton 24

The Mural:

The mural at Urban Orchard Cider Co., 24 Buxton Avenue, is a collaboration between muralists Ian Wilkinson and Ishmael. Combining an “old world” vintage flare with a “new world” graffiti explosion, condensation bubbles run down the building façade to give the impression of a cold and refreshing beverage.

With Ian’s expertise in painting and materials, combined with Ishmael’s design chops, these artists recognize each other’s talent and collaborate in a way that compliments each individual’s style. The artistic duo has a number of collaborative works under their belt, including the ever changing “Stay Weird” silo that has now become a landmark in Asheville’s River Arts District.

Artists: Ian Wilkinson and Ishmael

Ian Wilkinson is a painter and nationally recognized muralist with works in the national mural registry. Through his work, Ian recognizes the power and obligation of the artist’s platform to do good, empower people and create change. For Ian, working in the public realm is a tool, a way of telling a story, of communicating, of giving a voice to the voiceless. With this he welcomes the potential to provoke, to challenge, but ultimately to enrich the viewer. Finding value in creating work that maintains its relevance, Ian’s work embodies the universal principles of truth, connection, and our basic humanity.

For more about Ian Wilkinson:  Instagram @ianthepainter

Ishmael is a Spanish born artist raised in the Southeastern United States. Adopting the name Ishmael after Daniel Quinn’s 1992 philosophical novel, Ishmael, his work is a unique way of communicating and spreading Quinn’s important message. Ishmael uses his art to get people outside where it is accessible to everyone in an everyday context. Always site and city-specific, Ishmael’s art responds to the local environment and communicates with those that live there. Ishmael’s large-scale murals can be found in New York, Detroit, Atlanta, and Miami.

For more about Ishmael:   Instagram @ishmael.lords

South Slope Mural Trail Locations

Building Facade of Asheville Brewing Company on Coxe Ave.

A building façade adorned in mid-century patterning with abstracted, geometric representations of pint glasses.

Building Facade for Hi Wire Brewing, in Downtown Asheville, NC

Created to look like a circus tent, this colorful building pops out of the landscape as an invitation for fun.

Les Tonneliers

This work pays homage to traditional barrel makers, known as coopers, in a trade dating back as far as 2600 B.C.

South Sloper Mural

A mural that celebrates the present-day brewing district while honoring the businesses that existed here a century ago.

100 Years

A celebratory artwork to commemorate 100 years in business.

Twisted Tentacles

This work, created in a comic book style, has a unique three-dimensional feature.

Bower Power

A mural inspired by the bowerbird and their unique courtship behavior.

Arts. People. Empowerment

A collaborative mural to represent the mission of this local and loved non-profit art center.

Liberation / Freedom

Two bright and bold and murals that represent the magic in exploring new places

Inner Workings

To creatively represent the business, this work features bold graphics of deconstructed auto and transmission parts.

Buxton 24

Condensation bubbles run down this building façade to give the impression of a cold and refreshing beverage.

Cubist Parade

A colorful composition inspired by the Cubist art movement of the early 20th century.

Wonder Woman Mural

The Wonder Woman pictured here was inspired by the 2017 American superhero movie based on the DC Comics character.

Taking Over/ Pinnacle

Bright, bold, colorful trees that are emblematic of the artist’s kaleidoscopic aesthetic.

Golden Days

As a reflection of our inner beauty, this floral motif reminds us to nourish our inner garden.

French Broad Topo Impression

This series of planter box murals features graphic, stylized representations of flowing rivers.

Bungy's Stars Mural

A barn quilt painting that breathes new life into the traditionally rural public art form.