Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

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MCLA maintains a FREE database of Los Angeles' Mural History linking artists, murals and neighborhoods. The foundation of this database was shaped by Robin Dunitz' book "Street Gallery", the first true compilation of Los Angeles public murals. The MCLA website allows submissions of murals created recently in Los Angeles, forming an ever growing archive joining the historic with the new.

To email your submissions, please send high resolution digital images along with the name of artist(s), location, year size and medium to:

Virgin de Guadalupe. People in the neighborhood have created an altar in front of the mural. Reworked by Joe Rodriguez. Photo © Isabel Rojas-Williams
Ramona Gardens
The mural bears the words: "We did not inherit this earth from our parents, we are borrowing it from our children." Photo: © Robin Dunitz
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice
Decorative images of angels, lilies, birds, and embryo are juxtaposed with symbols of hard science-books, a microscope, and the caduceus medical logo. The mural is bounded by two painted red ribbons, representing the...
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice
Photo © Isabel Rojas-Williams
Downtown LA
Stark surreal landscape. A reminder of nature's lost paradise for the freeway commuter. Karen Kitchel, assisted by Richard Brisenos, Ana Dube, Charis Dube, Nick Fisher, Jo Ann Kitchel, Poppy Sheldon, and Mario Urista....
Hollywood, Silverlake, Echo Park
A bird, a ship, and two trains crossing an urban landscape. Photo: © Robin Dunitz
Long Beach
Designed by Edward E. Garcia. Painted by local volunteers under the supervision of Desiderio Maya. Depicts the story of the people living in the community. First, there is an immigrant family arriving, then living in...
San Fernando Valley
Fantasy self-portrait of the artist as a super hero. Also, trompe l'oeil windows. Sponsored and commissioned by Werner Scharff. Photo © Ian Robertson-Salt
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice
"Venice Beach Chorus Linesymbolically incorporates the underlying community ideals of multiethnic camaraderie and homogeneity with the half-man half-animal characters of a transformation myth. The concept combines...
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice
Photo: © Ulysses Jenkins
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice