The days are longer and warmer, which makes it the perfect time to take a Melrose art walk. The city’s best free outdoor gallery showcases muralists and graffiti artists from around the world in an ever-rotating display. You won’t want to miss a thing.
Here are some of the latest and greatest, with the tags for your socials.
TrustyScribe’s words of encouragement and community are always a happy thing to see on Melrose. His latest word hug is next to Golden Apple Comics. It’s the only award that counts: the one for being you.
@trustyscribe #youvealreadywon #stencilart #streetart @melroseavela
We’re lucky to have a few Alec Monopoly pieces near Melrose, but this “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” is a fave. The sharp imagery on the white wall demands attention from pedestrians and drivers alike.
@alecmonopoly #monopoly #mural #streetart @melroseavala
The Yard at Sportie LA is a mini-gallery that pretty much sums up the Melrose ethos. Like this sweet piece by Polar Bear, using the wall space like a perfect piece of canvas. Who wouldn’t want a print of this?
@polarbearstencils #artislife #stencil #streetart @melroseavela
Kai does it again! His pieces always get us thinking about love. “Working for Love” is about what you’re willing to do to get love. What’s in your toolkit?
@kaiart #love #mural #streetart @melroseavela
Snake Pit AleHouse got some fresh art, compliments of a Melrose favorite, Hijack! This big mural is called “Static Love” and is an IG favorite. Take a pic before a good happy hour.
@hijackart #love #mural #streetart @melroseavela
Look down as you’re walking Melrose and the spraypainted path of hearts will lead you here. The collab from Uncutt and Dirt Cobain promotes mental health awareness and positive self-care.
@uncuttart @dirtcobain #stencilart #streetart #melroseartwall @melroseavela