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Greetings from the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles!
This has been a very active summer for the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles! With your support we have been able to reach many new community members in Los Angeles and we are steadily building toward reclaiming Los Angeles’ title as one of the Mural Capitals of the World. Please read on for upcoming events, updates about MCLA, and current issues affecting our public murals.
We hope you are having a beautiful summer and we will see you soon!

Events from July 2011

Willie Herrón's 1972 "Joaquin Murieta" re-dedication 
Wednesday July 27, 2011
“Isabel Rojas Williams, with the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, welcomed about 50 people to an alley next to the Murieta mural just as the sun got ready to set. “Joaquin Murieta was my connection, my emotional reach to my country of birth, to Chile and to my newly acquired, Mexican community in East Los Angeles," she said.
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                                                                     Photo Credit: Stephen Williams

Bloomfest 2011 
Saturday July 23, 2011
The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA), joined thousands of Angelenos for a full day of music, art, and food as well as celebrating Joel Bloom the pioneer community activist who helped shape the Dowtown Arts District in Los Angeles.

Photo Credit: Stephen Williams

Saturday, August 6th, 2011 
MCLA's Executive Director, Isabel Rojas-Williams, represented the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles as part of the Honorary Committee at Avenue 50 Studio's annual Silent and Live Auction Fundraiser at the residence of Judge Ricardo Muñoz and Mrs. Teresa Muñoz. Avenue 50 Studio. Honorary Host Commitee included: Ed. P. Reyes, Councilman, 1st District; Carmela Gomes, Historic Highland Park Heritage Trust; Heather Hoggan, Co-President, Arroyo California Council for the Humanities*; among many others.

"Jaguar Over the City"- Raoul De la Sota,Photo Courtesy of Avenue 50 Studio

Artist of the Month

Art Mortimer is considered “one of the originators of the mural movement in Los Angeles, his mural work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and photographic collections, as well as in newspapers, magazines, books, television and films all across the United States and in many countries around the world.
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(Photo Credit: Art Mortimer)
"The painted archway, on the specially constricted wall extension, depicts an idealized view of the Sam Gabriel Valley in about 1910. On the lower wall, extending about 250 feet on either side of the archway, are painted flowering vines" (Art Mortimer)

August 19th, 2011
(11-6 pm): Expo-Mexico Emprende

MCLA will be hosting an info table along with Federación Chihuahua, featuring Los Angeles’ Murals
Location:LA Convention Center Downtown LA- (Chihuahua Booth)
For more info, please visit:

Upcoming Events August 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011 (12-6pm): The 5th Annual Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle at Crewest 

The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA) is happy to support the 5th Annual Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle,"Through embracing the younger generations of urban artists, such as those represented at the Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle, the history of Los Angeles will be preserved as depicted in its richly diverse public art." -Isabel Rojas Williams
MCLA will be hosting an info table where you can find out more about us or enroll in membership.
Location:110 Winston St. in front of Crewest, from 12-6pm.
Admission: FREE
To find out more about the Estria Foundation, please visit:
For more information about Crewest, please visit:

Upcoming Events Fall 2011

September 26-October 3, 2011 - LA Art Platform at LA Mart:

MCLA has proposed a visual mural tour (1945-1980) 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

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) in presenting a visual mural tour forPlaces of Validation (POV), Art & Progression.

For more info about the California African American Museum(CAAM), log onto– and stay up to date with Pacific Standard Time by

Upcoming MCLA Mural Tours:

Dates TBA via FB page, website, and Twitter
Locations: Estrada Courts, Ramona Gardens, West Adams District and/or DTLA

Photo Credit:Collage of African American Murals by Mark Santa Ines || forward to a friend 
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Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles
155 W. Washinton Blvd. Suite G-1
Los Angeles, CA 9001