Although I was born and raised in Los Angeles, I call a smaller city about 20 minutes outside of LA home at the moment. Long Beach is a beautiful city that has a special place in my heart, and I have a blog post planned for it coming soon! But the reason I’m bringing this up now is because as I was driving the other day, I kept passing by these striking pieces of street art. It dawned on me that part two is in order, highlighting some of the fantastic street art you can find in Greater Los Angeles. If you have yet to take a peek at part one, please do so and I present to you some of Long Beach’s best street art!
Serving FACE. | Artist: Hueman & Madsteez | Location: 2205 E Broadway, Long Beach, CADeuces. | Artist: Bumblebeelovesyou | Location: 420 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802Flying Jim Morrison. | Artist: Jim Coke | Location: 425 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802Hedy Lamarr | Artist: Dicapria & Pukac | Location: Broadway & Cherry Ave, Long Beach, CAThe American Way. | Artist: Tristan Eaton | Location: 335 Pacific Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802 For the people. | Artist: Mer Young | Location: On Broadway & Frontenac Court (Between Linden & Elm) I was unable to find any background or artist information for this piece but I am intrigued, and I want to know more. What does this piece say to you? | Artist: Unknown | Location: 727 Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA
I love living in a city that allows artists to express their creativity in such a bold way paying homage to history, culture and legends. If you’re ever lucky enough to visit Long Beach and get a feel for this city’s vibe, you will understand how seamlessly this art, scattered throughout the city fits. When people visit Los Angeles, they tend to stay in LA but do yourself a favor and venture down the 405 and immerse yourself in Long Beach’s vibrant art scene.
Willorna MendiolaJune 30, 2016 at 7:53 AM
The mural of the African youth is by MER YOUNG. Long Beach Local and a phenomenal artist. Look her up. Instagram YoungMer. She is amazing!!!!!