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Greetings from the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles! 


We hope you are enjoying your Summer so far – staying cool and taking some time to enjoy L.A.’s outdoor artworks at the height of the fabulous weather this city is known for. Please take a look at the upcoming events for July 2011 – and we hope to see you there!


Saturday, July 23: The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA) at Bloomfest LA


MCLA will be visiting with artists and art lovers of Los Angeles at this year’s BloomfestLA, an outdoor art, music, and food festival in the heart of the Downtown LA Artists’ District. Come by our table to learn about the work of MCLA and become a member of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles.


When: Saturday, July 23 @ 2 PM to 10 PM

Where: Downtown Arts District of Los Angeles at 3rd St. & Traction Ave. 90013 [Near Wurstküche, Zip Fusion Sushi, K-Town BBQ, Angel City Brewing]

Admission: FREE 


About BloomfestLA:  “Presented in the City of Los Angeles within the 52-block boundaries of the Downtown Arts District … where art in the streets happens every day, BloomfestLA features live indie music, great brews, good food, and eco-friendly fun…” For more info:

Wednesday, July 27: The Unveiling of Joaquin Carrillo Murieta (ca. 1829-July 25, 1853)


Originally painted in 1972, artist Willie Herron III has recently restored the iconic image of the Robin Hood of El Dorado, Joaquin Carrillo Murieta (ca. 1829-July 25, 1853). Please join us for the unveiling of this iconic work along with live music and poetry performances. 


When: Wednesday, July 27th, 6pm

Where: 5228 Whittier Blvd., East Los Angeles, CA 90022

Admission: FREE


About the "Joaquin Murieta" in East Los Angeles, Whittier Blvd & Atlantic: Joaquin Carrillo Murieta (ca. 1829–July 25, 1853?), also called the Mexican or Chilean Robin Hood or the Robin Hood of El Dorado, was a semi-legendary figure in California during the California Gold Rush of the 1850s. He was either an infamous bandit or a Mexican patriot, depending on one's point of view. Willie Herron III, began painting murals in the 1970s, at the very time when he began to collaborate with artists Patssi Valdez, Gronk, and Harry Gamboa, Jr. They called themselves ASCO.


Upcoming in the Fall of 2011


Art Weekend LA - July 30: Keep your eye out for details about MCLA’s participation in Art Weekend LA “an exciting new cultural event designed for the Downtown area of the city of Los Angeles. Art Weekend LA began in January 2011 during LA Art Month, and in parallel with The LA Art Show, two major art events in Los Angeles. The event is located in Downtown Los Angeles, encompassing the neighborhoods of Historic Core, Bunker Hill, Chinatown, Arts District and South Park. Art Weekend LA is centered around cultural institutions and galleries with a strong emphasis on visual arts. The weekend is a combination of hosted events by CCC and special programming by Downtown’s top cultural institutions and galleries.” For more info about Art Weekend LA, log onto:


September 26-October 3, 2011 - LA Art Platform at LA Mart: MCLA has proposed a visual mural tour as a part of The L.A. Art Platform, “an art fair [that] will demonstrate the rich and diverse cultural landscape of Southern California and underscore Los Angeles’ influential position within the contemporary art world.” For more info about the LA Art Platform, log onto:


September/October 2011 - As a part of Pacific Standard Time (PST) – a citywide retrospective of art in Los Angeles from 1945 to 1980 – The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles is excited to partner with the California African American Museum (CAAM) for Places of Validation (POV), Art & Progression. For more info about the California African American Museum, log onto – and stay up to date with Pacific Standard Time by visiting


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