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:

A Peruvian family in traditional costumes posing with a llama in front of the ancient ruins of Macchu Picchu in Peru. There is a large Peruvian population in the San Fernando Valley. Photo © Robin Dunitz.
San Fernando Valley
Technical assistence from Dong-In Park. Also assisted by Hugh Kim, Dong-Jin Lee, Jonathan Park, and Simon Park. The mural's subject was a 16th century Korean poet and painter, and the mother of the Yi Dynasty's famous...
Mid City
Restored in 1997 by Elliot Pinkney. Photo © Isabel Rojas-Williams (last two)
South Central LA
Photo © Ian Robertson-Salt
Hollywood, Silverlake, Echo Park
Begun as a spoof on the "surreality" of advertising, this mural incorporates art historical references and magic realist figures to create an allegory of human values. The mural itself is a "billboard" that offers up...
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice
Delivery if the mail in several different settings. Restored during the 1970s by José-Luis Gonzalez of Goez Studio. Photo: © Robin Dunitz
South Bay
Originally 38 panels of this mural covering 2,000 square feet filled all four walls in the main reading room of the Santa Monica Public Library. When the library building was demolished in 1974, the entire art work was...
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice
Bessie Peirce Heller assisted by Grace Measham. Only explorers who made no conquests by the sword are featured. On the south wall are Norseman , Leif Ericson landing on Vineland, Marco Polo arriving at the court of...
Mid City
A revised repainting of 'Marc Chagall Comes to Venice Beach' (1991), after the damage caused by the 1994 earthquake forced the Center to make building repairs that destroyed the mural. Much of the imagery comes directly...
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice
Dr. Bethune (1785-1955) was one of the most influential African American women in United States history. She was born in South Carolina and was the first member of her family born free. She established a school for...
Hollywood, Silverlake, Echo Park