South Slope
Mural Trail

Location #15 - Golden Days

Golden Days

The Mural:

Note: This mural is best accessed/viewed from South Lexington Avenue

At Wild Wings, 161 Biltmore Avenue,  is Zander Stefani’s “Golden Days” mural. This location challenged the artist to design a composition that would be interrupted by several brick columns. Rather than approaching the wall as a series of 8 separate panels, he decided on an integrated landscape with fun flowers and ribbon running throughout. Zander often uses flowers in his work as a reflection of inner beauty – a reminder that to nourish our inner garden is to nourish our souls. 

At this stop be sure to notice the garbage dumpster.  As an add on to “Golden Days," Zander painted the dumpster to creatively disguise one of the more unattractive and utilitarian objects of our built environment.   

Artist: Zander Stefani

Zander Stefani’s art is like taking a trip through a 1960s psychedelic daydream. Graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2017, Zander views his work as a magical journey of the subconscious, always reflecting the truth of his inner psyche. With a great sense of adventure, fantasy, and surrealism he hopes to shift people’s reality, transporting them from the mundane into the wild possibilities of the imagination. Zander has contributed several works of art to the South Slope landscape.

For more about Zander Stafani: 

Instagram: @zstefani

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.