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:

Ernesto de la Loza assisted by Naomi Goffman. Breaking barriers. How immigrants contribute to our everyday lives, including a solo image of a day laborer. Photo © Robin Dunitz.
Hollywood, Silverlake, Echo Park
(The Fifth Sun) An allegory about Los Angeles, featuring a woman pregnant with the future. She is surrounded by references to street culture. The mural is also a tribute to the art of fresco with representations of...
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice
El Rebaño de Jesus (The Flock of Jesus). Jesus working as a carpenter. Photo: © Robin Dunitz
East LA
Photo © Robin Dunitz
South Bay
El Sol Naciente (The Rising Sun). Surrealist landscape with palm trees as well as imaginary plants based on the Mexican maguey cactus. The artist credits Paul Gauguin as an important influence. Photo: © Robin Dunitz
Long Beach
Traditional Madonna and child next to a more contemporary image of a Latina mother cradling her fallen gang-member son. El Tepeyec refers to the holy site in Mexico where a 17th-century campesino (Juan Diego) saw a...
East LA
Photo: © Isabel Rojas-Williams 2011
Downtown LA
The theme is how the misuse of technology has destroyed the quality of our lives. Portrayed are those segments of the community affected, including the elderly, families, children, and the homeless. Sponsored and...
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice
Wild animals in a lush jungle setting. Dore chose this subject in order to encourage people to become active environmentalists.   "Where is man without the beasts? If the beasts were gone, men would die from a great...
Examples of endangered animals, such as the mountain gorilla, with the message that humanity's treatment of the natural world is killing tens of thousands of species every year. Despite major conservation efforts, the...
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice