You see it on Facebook, on Instagram, basically any social media outlet. Yes, we are talking about the I Believe in Nashville mural. The mural that poses the a real question, have you really been to Nashville if you didn’t get a picture next to it?
The I Believe in Nashville® mural is the work of DCXV owner and creative director, Adrian Saporiti. DCXV is a design and apparel company founded in a West Nashville garage. The goal of DCXV is to show that Nashville lifestyle is anything but cowboy boots, rhinestones, and country music. The name DCXV comes from Nashville’s area code 615 translated into roman numerals.
There is a lot surrounding why the I Believe in Nashville® mural was originally designed. Contrary to popular belief, it was not as a response to the May floods in 2010. It was created as a symbol to represent all of Nashville in 2012.
There are three I Believe in Nashville® murals around Nashville. The first is located on a garage door on the front of concert venue, Marathon Music Works. The second is located in Riverside Village on the side of Mitchell’s Deli. The third and original mural is in the 12 South neighborhood near Sweetbriar. The original is the most known.
The I Believe in Nashville® murals are reminders of why Nashville is the “It” city. It is about design, creativity, unity, and fun. If you ever happen to find yourself around this murals make sure you snap a photo, believe me you won’t be the only one!