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 reflection of the street facing the mural. The mural is very faded and peeling. Photo © Robin Dunitz.
West LA, Santa Monica, Venice
East Los Streetscapers (Wayne Healy, David Botello, Rich Raya), assisted by Lesley Grant, S. Transgrud, Daryl Wells, and Christine Wada. Health is broadly defined here, encompassing the health of the planet as well as...
East LA
This represents the symbolism of stamps and world soccer as forms of international communication. Sponsored and commissioned by World Cup Soccer. Photo © Robin Dunitz.
Downtown LA
This portrait in blue of the film star was the artist's first mural. Photo: © Isabel Rojas-Williams. Last Photo: © Robin Dunitz
Mid City
3 panels. Portraits of three older women-a Mexican, a Cambodian, and an African. Those are the ethnicities of the people living in this neighborhood. Beside each portrait are symbols of their cultures, including native...
Long Beach
The arms that are reaching to the sky are based on Peruvian gold work. The Aztec calendar contains text by Octavio Paz about time and place. It brings poetry to the idea of being at home and in exile too at the same...
Downtown LA
This veteran character actor often played movie bad guys, including the prison warden in "Cool Hand Luke." The mural was accidentally painted over in 1987, then repainted by the artist in 1988 with the...
Hollywood, Silverlake, Echo Park
Designed and painted by students at Franklin Middle School. Densely populated with cartoonish characters. Photo: © Robin Dunitz
Long Beach
Elliot Pinkney, assisted by Georges Le Chevallier. 2 panels. Themes of peace, education, and internationalism are communicated via popular symbols. Part of the Artist in the Schools Project. Photo: © Robin Dunitz
Long Beach
Artists: Elliott & Arnold Pinkney
South Central LA