There are very few expressions of art that I don’t love. I look at dancers, writers, actors and other creatives in awe because they possess unique talents that everyone does not and that puts them in a class all their own. Within this class, I like to think there’s a smaller, cooler, more exclusive class, and that’s where you’ll find street artist. They tend to do amazing things on unexpected canvases. Some pieces are more extravagant than others. They may evoke thought and reflection, drawing your attention to a bigger issue. Other works are meant to make you smile and encourages good vibes and positivity. Regardless of the intended purpose, the power of street art is undeniable.
When you think of where to find the best street art, if Los Angeles isn’t somewhere on that list, you may want to go back to the drawing board. Let me give you a taste of what LA has to offer in street art, murals, and dope backdrops for an Instagram-worthy picture.
A representation of good in the world. | Artist: Eduardo Kobra | Location: LGBT Youth Center & Annex, 1220 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CAEven if you aren’t from LA, getting a picture in front of this wall is a must. | Location: Cisco Home, 8025 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046Because we can all use some of this. | Artist: Curtis Kulig | Location: Smashbox Studios, 8549 Higuera St, Culver City, CAGood words. | Artist: Free Humanity | Location: Corner of Los Angeles Street & Winston Street, Downtown Los AngelesMondrian Wall. | Location: Artists & Craftsman Supply, 1660 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CAAnything can happen. | Artist: Ruben Rojas | Location: 2309 Main Street, Santa Monica, CAThis doesn’t even begin to scrape the surface of the amazing works of art canvasing Los Angeles’ street so don’t be surprised if you see a part 2 in the future. What are some of you favorite cities known for its street art? Leave a comment and let me know!