Winner: This is the best mural in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

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These were the top finishers for the best mural in Atlanta. Stay Hungry on Ponce de Leon Avenue Honey, Now We're Urban in Old Fourth Ward Our Lady of Buford Highway Community Roots near Atlanta University Center And the winner is the John Lewis mural on Auburn Avenue.

Atlanta is a city of murals. They decorate walls, tunnels and the sides of buildings.

The city even joined a parnership to have dozens of murals painted ahead of February's Super Bowl 53.

The project was a partnership between the city, the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee and WonderRoot, the arts and advocacy organization partially responsible for the mural on the King Memorial MARTA station.

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The project's announcement was made in front of the mural our readers voted as the best in the city.

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Sean Schwab’s mural of U.S. Rep. John Lewis on Auburn Avenue loomed large over the competition.

"It is really important that we have these lasting reminders in our city, of obviously what the civil rights movement means to Atlanta, but also what arts and culture means," Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said during a news conference announcing the Super Bowl project.

Finishing second was a mural near Atlanta University Center from that project: "Community Roots" by Muhammad Yungai.

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Close behind were the "Stay Hungry" mural by Atlanta artist Greg Mike and the ill-fated "Honey, Now We're Urban" mural by Chris Veal.

Also nominated were “Our Lady of Buford Highway,” by Sanithna Phansavanh; “Symphony,” designed and painted by French street artist Hopare; Mural in College Park by Yoyo Ferro, whose real name is Benito Ferro; and “The Beltline Bears,” by Kyle Brooks, a.k.a. BlackCatTips.

If you're interested in great street art, here's where to see lively outdoor art and a website with a street art map. There's even one specifically for Marietta.

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