Creativity Defining Community
Heart and Soul – In Living Color
The Melrose Arts District street art scene is a vibrant reflection of the creative culture in Los Angeles. You’ll find stunning murals and incredible pieces of graffiti art on many buildings and walls along this iconic stretch of the city. From myriad images of culturally diverse people to urban-inspired themes, there is an interesting and unique mural for everyone. Not only is the art itself eye-catching, but the area also provides an opportunity for people to explore the creativity of local artists.
The artwork varies from fairly new pieces to several that have existed for years, each one contributing to the street’s artistic charm. Many of the murals have a feeling of nostalgia, featuring unique characters and stories. You may even find some murals include a celebrity homage or two. The street art on Melrose Avenue is constantly changing and evolving as new artists come and go, leaving their mark on the city.
The Melrose Arts district is definitely an area street art aficionados should not miss. From the street’s views of Hollywood, the bustling shoppers and restaurant goers, and the colorful walls that bring an unmistakable energy to the area — a stroll on Melrose will put you right in the heart of the Los Angeles creative culture. It’s a must-see if you’re looking for things to do in the City of Angels.
1Sportie LA Yard Murals – Corie Mattie, Artlord, Dirt Cobain, Various Artists
2Melrose Art Walls – Various Artists
3Pink Panther Mural – PDM
4Typhoon Murals – Balstroehm, HiJack
5Street Art Wall – Pastey White, The 169, WRDSMTH, Mr. Romano, Local Artists
6Kobe Bryan/Nipsey Hussle Nurals – Alec Monopoly
7Snakepit Alehouse Mural – HiJack
8Spartina Mural – Corie Mattie
9Rocket Ship Coffee Murals – WRDSMTH, Ali Gonzalez
10Alleyway Mural – CBS Crew, Dirt Cobain, Jules Muck, Adam Dare
11Alleyway Mural – CBS Crew, WCA and MTA Crews
12Flowers Mural – David Flores
13Melrose Elementary Mural – Annie Preece
14Dragon Mural – David Flores
15Liquor Store Eyes Mural – Art of Chase, ZLALA
16Alleyway Murals – Various Artists
17Alleyway Murals – CBS Crew, Various Artists
18Alleyway Mural – CBS Crew
19Wings/Happy Faces Murals – PunkMeTender, Jimmy Paintz