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:

Portraits (from left to right) of Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, Fred Astaire, Bette Davis, James Dean, and Clark Gable.The mural was destroyed in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The Mural Conservancy and the...
Hollywood, Silverlake, Echo Park
UGLAR: Evan Skrederstu, Christopher D. Brand, Steve Martinez. This mural is a portrait of UGLAR member Jose A. Lopez wearing a traditional Mayan headdress (that of his ancestry). A second abstracted profile of his face...
Downtown LA
Olympic Auset, the Founder and Creator of The GOYS Life and the #LighttheLaunch campaign, knew she had a charge to rejuvenate her community, and decided that art was the perfect remedy to boost morale, reduce crime and...
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Many different colored hands putting together a jigsaw puzzle. On the puzzle is the image of a family enjoying a day at the beach. Photo: © Robin Dunitz
Mid City
Luis Becerra, assisted by F. Nazarius-Almazol, Sabrina Sosa, and Olivia Vargas. Portraits of politically involved writers Ricardo Magon, Pablo Neruda, Maya Angelou, and James Baldwin. Library cutbacks are compared to...
Northeast LA, Highland Park
Painted on the outside of La Estrella #3 in Highland Park. "Yes I did originally paint it back in 1999.  Their was a young son of an owner who had bought the place, later he sold it, luckily the new owners kept it.  ...
Northeast LA, Highland Park
Links imagery of immediate health care to a broader vision of good nutrition, housing, and education. Artists: Supervisor, David Fichter, assisted by Kevin Reed, Mel Quinn, Sam Park, Mari Hulick, & Geoffrey Normile...
South Central LA
Glenna Avila with students from Castelar Elementary. Photo © Ian Robertson-Salt
Downtown LA
A tribute to artist Lita Albuquerque as part of the 7th Street Altarpiece. This piece faces a complementary mural of Jim Morphesis done by the same artist. Restored by MCLA in 1989 and 2012. Photo: © Robin Dunitz
Downtown LA
Roderick Sykes assisted by James Anderson, Leneon Guest, Carlos Rittner, and Diondre Wilson. Three faces-an African American, an Asian American and a Latino celebrating the diversity of Los Angeles. The mural also...
Mid City