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 scene of the Spanish arrival on Mexican shores, including a confrontation between the Spanish and the Aztecs. Moctezuma was the emporer of the Aztecs at the time if the Spanish Conquest. Photo: © Robin Dunitz
East LA
Commissioned by auto repair station it was on. The right hand side of the mural is a self-portrait of the artist. Painting brushing is singing his drawing. The building was an auto shape near General Hospital and 5 FWY...
East LA
A cruise through space and time by ancient Mayan Astronomers as well as modern-day scientists such as Albert Einstein. In 1986 they added a memorial to the Challenger astronauts, killed when the shuttle blew up just...
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice
A monochromatic photo-realistic montage portraying the 1970 Chicano Moratorium, a local anti-Vietnam War protest that was attacked by the Sheriff's Department. Other imagery condemns police brutality in the barrio...
Estrada Courts
Large portrait of Jim Morrison, who was the lead singer of the rock music group The Doors until his death at age 27 in 1971. Morrison grew up in L.A. and spent time in Venice. Sponsored and commisioned by David Dror....
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice
This site is where LES was born. The mural was created as a group, with participants including local gang members. It was a summer murals program. CETA (a Jimmy Carter Program) and the Los Angeles Arts Project funded it...
East San Gabriel Valley
A red tailed hawk in the left panel and a grizzly bear in the right panel. Photo © Ian Robertson-Salt
East San Gabriel Valley
This four panel mural depicts abstract flowers and shapes.  The flowers can be traced back to his childhood notebook doodles and the patterns reflect his love of 1950's and 60's pop culture imagery.  Photos © Carlos...
Northeast LA, Highland Park
The title as inspired by Our Lady Queen of The Angels, the saint after whom the city of Los Angeles is named. The image is an idealistic one, expressing a desire for world harmony by portraying a Latina with the flags...
East LA
Portraits of four local public artists-from left to right: Kent Twitchell, Betye Saar, Eloy Torrez (self portrait), and the late Carlos Almaraz. Photo © Grace Lane Gallery.
Downtown LA