A List of Painted Walls and Murals in Los Angeles

Whether you're an artistic, basic, young, old, or even a dog, I think we can all appreciate painted walls and mural every now and then.

These larger-than-life and eye-popping pieces have long been a marker for Los Angeles, and so we've compiled a list of some of the most notable and picture-worthy painted walls and murals of LA!

 

1. Pink Wall (Paul Smith)

8221 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood

If you haven't seen someone posing in front of this extremely pink painted wall, then you probably have not used the internet at any point in your lifetime. OK, that was kind of an exaggeration, but seriously—this wall is an absolute staple of Instagram, Facebook profile pics, and maybe even Coffee Meets Bagel pics!

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2. Love Wall (Curtis Kulig)

Smashbox Studios, 8549 Higuera St., Culver City

Nothing says "love" more than saying "love" like literally hundreds of times.

3. Polka Dot Wall (The Most Famous Artist)

The Springs, 608 Mateo St., DTLA Arts District

Polka dots are always in fashion, then out of fashion, then in fashion again. Instead of that kind of commitment, which we know millennials often struggle with, it's probably best to just come here and snap a picture.

4. Made in LA Wall

Cisco Home, 8025 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood

Contrary to popular belief, the "LA" this is referring to is not Los Angeles, but rather Louisiana.

Just kidding.

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5. Mondrian Wall

Never a dull moment #mondrianwall

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Artist & Craftsman Supply, 1660 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles

Are you into expensive art? Whether you are or you aren't, we're sure you see the artistic merits of this mural!

6. Look Into My Eyes (D-Face)

Koreatown #LA # #LosAngeles #koreatown #streetart

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The Line Hotel, 3515 Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown

If you ever feel like all the eyes are on you, then we have the mural for you!

7. The Angel Wings, Beverly Grove (Colette Miller)

St. Regis Wine & Liquor, 8401 W. 3rd St., Beverly Grove

OK, so for sure you've seen the Angel Wings, right? We know we made fun of the people who haven't seen the Pink Wall before, but if you haven't seen the Angel Wings before, then we guess your friends are not angels at all.

It turns out that there is not just one wall of Angel Wings, but rather many! It's part of the Global Angel Wings project created by Colette Miller in 2012 "to remind humanity that we are the angels of this Earth".

Just to give you options, we're gonna list a bunch more locations in LA.

8. The Angel Wings, Arts District

angel wings mural painted wall

(Courtesy CBSLocal)

Traction & Hewitt St., DTLA, Arts District

Apparently, this was the first location of any of the Angel Wings. It features a pretty cool metal backing.

9. The Angel Wings, Angel City Brewery

I call this, obligatory. | 📸: @uri916

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Angel City Brewery, 216 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

If you wanna drink a few with your buds and also look majestic doing so, then Angel City Brewery is an oddly specific place to do that.

[SEE ALSO: The Weird and Wacky Pasadena Hidden Gem: Fork in the Road]

10. The Angel Wings, Regent Theater

kids angel wings mural la

(Courtesy Gary Leonard, KCET)

Regent Theater, 446 S. Main St., DTLA

Only one in three children are angelic; the rest are just crazy!!

11. The Angel Wings, Melrose Ave.

three flower wings la mural

(Courtesy Art of Colette Miller, Facebook)

Melrose Avenue near Fairfax High School (go east of Fairfax for one block, and it's between Genesee and Ogden)

Melrose Avenue actually has a ton of art, murals, and fashion, so it's a great spot to go on a weekend adventure for shopping fun with friends.

12. The Angel Wings, UCLA Extension

Cash me in the sky / Howbow Dah #uclaextwings #dreams #wings @uclaextension

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UCLA Extension, 10995 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

If you're a UCLA Bruin, then the Angel Wings are only steps away (haha—please. Everyone knows "only steps away" at UCLA means that you'll be dying of exhaustion in minutes)!

13. Think About Someone You Love

Dangerbird Records, 3801 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles

This wall is great for spreading the love! And if you don't have anyone else to love, then, uh, we guess you can love yourself?

14. Unknown, Kobra

LGBT Youth Center & Annex, 1220 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood

Fantastic colors here reminiscent of a kaleidoscope.




15. The Great Wall of LA (Judy Baca)

A couple of the murals along #theGreatWallOfLA pretty dope mix of art and history.

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12920 W. Oxnard Blvd., Valley Glen

Definitely not in the "basic" category, the Great Wall of LA is a remarkable lesson in the multicultural history that has played a part in the rise of America, California, and Los Angeles. Started in 1974, The Great Wall was created by over 400 youth and community artists.

It's over a half-mile long in the San Fernando Valley, and it serves as an amazing timeline to better understand the makeup of the country as a whole. While you can't get right up next to it to touch it—there's a fence separating you from it as well as the flood control channel it overlooks—you can walk along the pathway and snap pictures as you please.

16. The Rainbow Wall

Back to "basics", we have the rainbow wall on the side of The Paper Bag Princess! This wall art features not one, not two, NOT TH—wait, actually, it's two. It has two rainbows, and they have this really awesome quilted effect that literally pops off the wall!

The Paper Bag Princess, 8050 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles

DOUBLE BONUS: they painted a little Twister mat here! Now you can play an awkward party game in the streets!

17. California Dreaming

Chinese Laundry, 3485 La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles

This is the sunset that we all want to see in California, and now it's semi-permanently etched into this wall! Check out those blue hues and pink fades. Beautiful.

18. Love Wall (Hearts)

Coffee to get me to the weekend

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Bardonna, 1601 Montana Ave, Santa Monica

Each heart represents a "like" you will receive on Instagram for posting a pic of you here! Well, except if you're like us, since we only have one heart because the only like was from ourselves 🙁




19. You Are a Goddess in a City of Angels

The Bloc LA, 700 S Flower St, Los Angeles

It doesn't matter who you are: you too can be a goddess in LA.

20. Saskia

Vidiots, 302 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica

Awesome teal and yellow brick wall! We are sure there is some sort of symbolism here, but we forgot about that as soon as we saw this dog.

Cool!

And there you have it! A list of some awesome painted walls and murals in LA. We'll be adding more to this list as time goes on, as we're sure they'll keep popping up everywhere!

[SEE ALSO: The City Lights and Views of Griffith Observatory]





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