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Greetings from the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles!
Here is a look at what MCLA has been up the past month!

Events from August 2011

MCLA at The 5th Annual Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle at Crewest
 Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA) was happy to support the 5th Annual Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle, a nationwide urban art competition that honors and advances creativity in the Hip Hop arts. The event was a friendly gathering of artists, families, friends, art aficionados, and L.A. City officials. Offering opportunities such as this one at Crewest Gallery, are of extreme importance for youth to express themselves freely, legally, and safely.

 Photo Credit: Isabel Rojas Williams

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MCLA at Freedom Fest: Los Angeles State Historic Park
 September 4, 2011 

The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles hosted a table at Freedom Festival 2011, an event “showcasing music and art from some of today's most influential bands and artists.  We would like to say thank you to everyone that visited our booth at Freedom Fest and we would especially like to thank those who participated in our raffle featuring live painting by artist and MCLA intern, Ian Robertson!

Raffle winners took home an original painting by Ian Robertson along with other fabulous gifts. Raffles winners were: 1st Place -  Alison Franson, 2nd Place - Cynthia Besa and 3rd Place - Alison Franson

Photo Credits: Mark Santa Ines

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Artist of the Month

Fabian Debora

“Born in El Paso, Texas, in 1975. Fabian Debora is a painter and a muralist. He has pursued his love for art since early childhood. He lives and works in Los Angeles.”

Read his interview here:

To find out more about Fabian Debora, please visit:

Restoration & Celebration of The Great Wall of Los Angeles

MCLA’s Executive Director Isabel Rojas Williams, toured the iconic "The Great Wall of Los Angeles" on Septemebr 1, 2011. Guided by The walls creator Judy Baca and SPARCs Executive Director Debra Padilla.
Judy Baca, who founded SPARC in 1976, has been greatly inspired by the "Three Greats": Orozco, Rivera, and Siqueiros. Today, Judy Baca, along with 30 members of a restoration team made up of professional muralists, interns, and local volunteers, is restoring "The Great Wall of Los Angeles."
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Check out the event for the community picnic at "The Wall" -

Upcoming Events: September 

MCLA as a part of Pacific Standard Time (PST) September 29th 2011/April 1, 2011 
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(CAAM), log– and stay up to date with Pacific Standard Time by visiting

Upcoming MCLA Mural Tours

Dates TBA via FB page, website and Twitter
Locations: Estrada Courts, Ramona Gardens, The Great Wall of Los Angeles, West Adams District and/or DTLA

Photo Credit: Mark Santa Ines

Upcoming Events Fall 2011

MCLA teams up with C.I.C.L.E. to host a mural tour on bike!
November 12th or 19th 2011  (Date TBA)

Stay tuned for more details about how to register for this amazing tour of some of the Arts District’s most infamous and important murals. Join us after the bike tour for refreshments and a silent auction of original works by L.A’s emerging and established artists! 
For more information about purchasing tickets go to our
 or C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change Through Live Exchange), please visit:

Murals in the News:

August 20, 2011

"Art in the Streets" is no more at the Geffen, neither is "Homage to Blade". MCLA was there to document "Art in the Streets" from beginning to end.
Documented by Executive Director of MCLA Isabel Rojas Williams 

See article here:

August 22, 2011

MCLA is actively working with Caltrans to possibly restore the 1984 Olympic Freeway Murals back to their original glory!
“Four reproductions of iconic Los Angeles murals were planned to be unveiled Monday morning, a second phase from Caltrans to restore public art to the 101 Freeway. But the program designed to fight graffiti is now dealing with theft. Two of the banners, called "mobile murals," were stolen sometime Sunday, before they had a chance to be rolled down and introduced along the walls of the Hollywood Freeway between Grand Avenue and Alameda Street in downtown."

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