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:

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
Artists: Rip Cronk, assisted by Juan Burgueno. Michel Caldwell, Dimitree Kadlev, Bruce Smith, and Elizabeth Tenchavez. This mural reinterprets "Venus of the Halfshell," a work by Italian Renaissance painter Boticelli,...
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice
Letelier was assisted by Mary Beth Fama. This mural is a tribute to the history of Venice, and its poets. Featured are Stuart Perkoff (founder of Venice West Cafe) and Philomene Long (poet laureate of Venice)....
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice
The theme is unity through strength of diversity. The mural revolves around a tree, the trunk of which is the joined hands of a man and woman looking up from below. Roots of different colors intertwine. A secondary...
Long Beach
Restored by MCLA in 2013. Photo © Ian Robertson-Salt
San Fernando Valley
A contemporary tribute to a traditional Mexican icon, the Virgin of Guadalupe. Two giants surround the Virgin. The blue giant represents the future. His color in part reflects the artist's concern over the effects...
East LA
Malcolm X and Cesar Chavez oversee portraits of athletes, students, and performers. Sponsored and commissioned by SPARC. Photo: © Robin Dunitz
South Central LA