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:

Artists: Ann Elizabeth Thiermann, assisted by Mike Kijak, Hal Briceland, and others. Vignettes showing the unhappiness and destruction caused by alcoholism are portrayed in shades of brown and black on the mural's...
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice
Artist: Arthur Mortimer, assisted by Paul Bernacki, Chris Dunham, Michael Stewart. The mural is of a large picture postcard that says, "Wish You Were Here." The image of the postcard is a photograph of the intersection...
San Fernando Valley
Sited in Exchange Alley, the mural depicts a woman holding an umbrella, or parasol, and is reminiscent of Eva Fenyes, the former owner of the building where the new mural is installed and proprietor of the Fenyes...
Prominently featured are United Farm Workers Union leaders Dolores Huerta, agricultural worker organizer Luisa Moreno, California Eagle editor Charlotta Bass, International Ladies Garment Workers Union organizer Rose...
South Central LA
Seated on benches in front are educator Dr. Mary Mcleod Bethune (founder of NCNW in 1935) and current NCNW president Dr. Dorothy Height, plus several anonymous older black women, all of their faces expressing pride and...
South Central LA
Vignettes of singers, dancers, and musicians in shades of blue and gray, interrupted in the center by a trompe l'oeil image of scaffolding on which two painters work. Photo © Robin Dunitz
Mid City
Designed by Jacqueline Alexander and painted by volunteers. Colorful celebration of internationalism. Photo: © Robin Dunitz
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice
This ethereal mural is intended by the artist as the centerpiece for a project in support of world peace. Photo: © Robin Dunitz
Mid City
David  Flores is an internationally published graphic designer from Tulare, California who is best known for his signature urban art style that he self-titled, "Stained Glass." David began his career designing...
Downtown LA