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Street Art On Melrose
The Ten Most Instagrammable Pieces Of Street Art On Melrose Avenue
Melrose Avenue is world-renowned for many things, including its trendsetting fashion boutiques, critically-acclaimed restaurants, and the best indie owned and operated shops. It’s also known for its incredible art; the whole street is a gallery! We’ve found ten Instagram-worthy outdoor art pieces on Melrose. Check them out soon, as you never know when a fresh creation will take their place. MICHAEL JORDAN @ MELROSE & VISTA Artist Hashim Lafond took over the Vista Street wall of sports apparel shop Fampion X at 7450 Melrose with a mural featuring Michael Jordan! You can’t celebrate basketball’s best with just one, so head over to check out the second image. #hashimlafond #michaeljordan #michaelonmelrose #melroseavela #streetart PUNK ME TENDER @ MELROSE & CURSON Behind the building that houses Painted Woman (7580 Melrose) is one of Punk Me Tender’s iconic butterfly woman images. Part of a mural that extends down the wall, this end piece is a stand-alone beauty. #punkmetender #butterfly #graffitiporn #melroseavela #streetart WILFRED LIMONIOUS @ MELROSE & SPAULDING To highlight one good reason to learn about Jamaican artist Wilfred Limonious, HVW8 Gallery put one of his colorful pieces on the wall at 661. No. Spalding. Check out the full exhibition before […]
Update: Ten Instagrammable Works Of Street Art On Melrose Avenue
Melrose Avenue is an ever-changing open air art gallery, showcasing artists from the Southland as well as from all around the world. While some pieces have endured for years and are iconic symbols of this special district in Los Angeles, others are only temporary. Here’s an update to our guide from last fall. Time to take a Melrose art walk and share your photos on the socials. ZLA + CHASE @ MELROSE & ORANGE Quaker State Liquor Store boasts more than just an iconic Work Boot Warehouse billboard; it hosts a long-standing (2014) mural on its Orange Drive wall: a playful collaboration between Chase and ZLA. #theartofchase #zla #mural #melroseavela #streetart GATEWAY @ MELROSE & LABREA Another sprawling, unmissable (dragon!) mural from 2014 lives on the Tatsu Ramen wall. “Gateway” was inspired by artist David Flores’ trip to Japan, and celebrated the opening of his friend’s restaurant. #davidfloresart #mural #japan #melroseavela #streetart DUNKEES @ MELROSE & FULLER No filter needed for this one! Dunkees’ main man, Daniel Militonian, turned the outside of his gallery/store into a work of art. His world is pure imagination, depicting both the culturally familiar as well as delightful fantasy. #dunkees #mural #artist #melroseavela #streetart NEON […]
Memorial Day Weekend: The Very Best Ways To Spend It On Melrose
If you’re staying local on this upcoming long holiday weekend, we’ve got some good ideas for how to spend that time on Melrose Avenue. There’s a little something for everyone – families and friends, people who want to be active and folks who just want to chill – and every budget. RELIVE YOUR GAMING GLORY DAYS Whether you’re ready to show your kids some well-honed Gauntlet skills, or you’re ready to take on your friends for leaderboard superiority, Game Over is ready for you with all the arcade classics from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Really enjoy your day playing NBA Jam, Mortal Kombat, Mario Bros. and so many happy-time more. GAME OVER 7406 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046 323.207.9510 gameovermelrose.com SPEND THE NIGHT WITH GROUNDLINGS You may not have been invited to camp night at the Met, but you can get your high fash on with the new Groundlings main stage show: New York Fashion Groundlings. A little sketch, a little improv, all hilarious. You can catch it Friday at 8p, or Saturday night at 8p and 10p. GROUNDLINGS 7307 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046 323.934.4747 groundlings.com GO SHOPPING Just shop. Melrose is one of the best known shopping districts […]
Best Tattoos Inked On Melrose This Month
Let us make shopping around for your next (or first) tattoo really easy. First, some of the best artists on the planet are stationed right here on Melrose Avenue. Second, the shops are all clean, comfortable, and safe; you really then just have to meet your artistic match. So finally, we’ve found some of the latest and greatest from ALL the shops, and linked to their ‘grams so you can scroll through the amazing portfolios. BAMBOO TATTOO Every line of a tattoo should be a thoughtful choice, but a good sleeve requires a lot of foresight and planning to make the best use of space. This is typical of the work done by Timbo at Bamboo Tattoo: sharp detail, impeccable cohesiveness, and evocative imagery. BAMBOO TATTOO 7664 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046 instagram.com/bambootattoo BLACK ANCHOR This is on skin! I repeat, on skin. Drawn with a needle! This is the type of amazing portraiture done by Hilmar at Black Anchor Tattoo. The nuance in her face – the shadows, lines, skin tone – and the movement of her hair is the type of realism only an experienced pro can pull off. BLACK ANCHOR 7460 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046 323.424.7762 […]
Art On Melrose : The Best Of Galleries, Graffiti, And Murals
In addition to being home to some of the best restaurants, boutiques, and theatres in Los Angeles, Melrose is also one of the city’s most vibrant arts districts. Artists from all over the world exhibit in our galleries, or use ample outdoor space to create amazing murals. Here are five places to see the powerful art of the image on Melrose Avenue: AA|LA GALLERY AA|LA is a contemporary gallery which gives space to emerging artist and curators to showcase innovative art that doesn’t shy away from themes like digital media, trauma, and queer spaces. Running through April 13 at AA|LA is new work by returning artist Tyler Healy. AA|LA GALLERY 7313 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046 323.592.3795 aala-gallery.com GALLERY 1988 Gallery 1988 keeps a stacked calendar of exhibits and pop-ups. Opening March 29 is Dave Pollot’s show, “Second Chances.” Pollot has quite an Instagram following of his work – pop culture iconography added to thrift store paintings. He’s always whimsical and surprising, and this show will be cool like that. GALLERY 1988 7308 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046 323.937.7088 nineteeneightyeight.com HVW8 ART + DESIGN HVW8 Art + Design Galley spotlights underground fine art and graphic design. Its space on the […]
The New Street Art On Melrose
The days are longer and warmer, which makes it the perfect time to take a Melrose art walk. The city’s best free outdoor gallery showcases muralists and graffiti artists from around the world in an ever-rotating display. You won’t want to miss a thing. Here are some of the latest and greatest, with the tags for your socials. TRUSTY SCRIBE @ 7018 MELROSE TrustyScribe’s words of encouragement and community are always a happy thing to see on Melrose. His latest word hug is next to Golden Apple Comics. It’s the only award that counts: the one for being you. @trustyscribe #youvealreadywon #stencilart #streetart @melroseavela ALEC MONOPOLY @ MELROSE & SIERRA BONITA We’re lucky to have a few Alec Monopoly pieces near Melrose, but this “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” is a fave. The sharp imagery on the white wall demands attention from pedestrians and drivers alike. @alecmonopoly #monopoly #mural #streetart @melroseavala POLAR BEAR @ 7769 MELROSE The Yard at Sportie LA is a mini-gallery that pretty much sums up the Melrose ethos. Like this sweet piece by Polar Bear, using the wall space like a perfect piece of canvas. Who wouldn’t want a print of this? […]
Spring Break: Stuck In L.A. This Month? Here’s Your Step-By-Step To A Staycation On Melrose
Maybe this isn’t your year to spend a March week in a warmer climate as part of the Spring Break ritual. We feel you. And with L.A. weather feeling more like, well, actual spring, we’re aching for a vacay, too. Until then, let’s make the best of it and have a tropical-ish staycation. Here’s how to make it happen in 5 easy steps, all on Melrose Avenue. 1. Look the part. Nobody asked where you went for Spring Break because you look refreshed; they ask because you got that sun! Yeah, you can catch some rays even when it’s 50 degrees here, but why would you do that? Brrr! Go to Organic Shimmer for a safe, organic, natural looking spray tan. ORGANIC SHIMMER 7712 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046 323.592.3982 organicshimmer.com 2. Wear less. If you can’t join ‘em, beat ‘em. Wear the sexiest beach/club/anyplace looks, like a super-hot short-short and bralette set designed by and sold exclusively at CossaMia on Melrose. Who needs Ft. Lauderdale when you’re bringing this kind of heat? COSSAMIA 7600 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046 cossamia.com 3. Drink everything. Responsibly, of course. Melrose is a great drinking destination with the best bars in the city […]
Martin Diller Brings The Best Music In L.A. To Melrose Trading Post
The Melrose Trading Post has become one of the greatest success stories of the LA Unified School District raising over $7 million for Fairfax High organizations since 1997, growing to attract 5-8K thousand visitors every Sunday. Even if you are unfamiliar with the Melrose area, you have probably witnessed the bustling bazaar it all its glory while driving past the iconic Fairfax High on any given Sunday. What you probably haven’t heard about is the Trading Post’s concert series. It is easy to miss the live music stage among the vast selection of vendors and top-notch people watching complete with star-studded appearances by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Kendall Jenner, Lana Del Rey, Matt Bellamy of Muse, band members from the Chainsmokers, Tyler the Creator, Willow & Jaden Smith and Kehlani. Upon entering the food court, you will be greeted by the Greenway Arts Main Stage resting underneath a shady tree, inviting those with tired legs and a plate of food to chill and check out the local talent. FYI, the food court is filled with intoxicating fragrances from delicious foods like crepes, tacos, acai bowls, infused teas or just about anything you would want. In most situations, local talent refers […]
5 Awesome Date Ideas Found Only On Melrose
Dating in LA can be exhausting. Just thinking of a place to take your crush can be a whole lot of pressure. It can also be expensive. Cha-ching, cha-ching! You finally work up the nerve to ask that special someone out on a date and now what? Where do you take them? Do they drink? What kind of food do they like? Do they prefer a fun daytime date or something a little more intimate? The pressure is on to pick the perfect place without breaking the bank or seeming too desperate or needy or available or eager or AHHHHHH! Well, take a breath. Melrose has a little bit of everything to fulfill your dating needs. Whether you’re a Bumble match made in heaven or a long-term couple in desperate need of a date night out, we have some good news for you. Melrose has it all. Here are 5 awesome date ideas that you’ll find by simply strolling down Melrose Ave. FONDUE AND WINE AT SEVERANCE We can’t get enough of this place! You can go for the fondue and wine or you can order off their full menu. They have spritzers, sangria and champagne punch bowls that serve […]
Valentines Gift Ideas For The Man Who Says He Has Everything He Needs
You’re out on your morning jog on Melrose and you reach for your phone to switch on Cardi B’s new song, Money, the tune that gets your running juices flowing, when you check your phone and notice it’s somehow already February! You’re mere days away from the most treasured holiday of the year—St. Valentine’s Day. Some may call V-Day trite, saying it’s a corporate-made holiday fueled by greeting card and chocolate companies, but most of us hold it dear to our hearts. If you’re a hopeless (yet hopeful!) romantic like me, you’ve always used this holiday as an excuse to slap together mushy scrap books and scour shops for the perfect gifts perfectly tailored to your sweetheart’s interests. Shopping for my S.O. is doubly challenging. Number one, he gets me the most amazingly perfect gifts. New pink iPhone?! Personalized skateboard!? Vintage record player?! Secondly, he claims to have “everything he needs,” as he pulls me in for a hug. Swoon! But also — yikes! How do you shop for a guy like that? Thankfully all the answers are right in front of you – so slow down to a walk, and let’s shop! 1. The Ultimate ‘I love you’ Mixtape […]
Unique and collectible furniture, accessories, lighting and art from past and present centuries from around the world.
6810-6812 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
RCNSTRCT is a women’s clothing store with trendy clothes for those with an edgy style.
7400 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
The Archives & Showroom is Hollywood’s premiere public relations / fashion house and event coordination specialist team with a focus on designers, beauty, lifestyle brands, fashion shows, red carpeted events, and guest services. We specialize & emphasis in celebrity & editorial placement with added services available that focus on getting your brand recognized and talked about. Think of us as your BIG walk in closet or perhaps you have an event coming up and you want to get your event squared away with the right guests to attend or have a proper red carpet with amazing coordination from start to end.
7449 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
The Archives And Showroom
Whether you want an unforgettable date, a night out with friends, company team building, or family bonding, 60OUTS escape rooms is a fun experience for anyone.
7270 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046
60Out Escape Rooms
Greenway Arts Alliance unites communities through art, education and social enterprise. Through our professional theatre productions, educational programs and the Melrose Trading Post, Greenway builds a vibrant artistic community.
544 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Greenway Court Theatre
The Matrix Theatre Company endeavors to build a creative environment that nurtures and feeds the needs of the theatre professional. In the process, we have explored a variety of theatrical genres and styles, constantly challenging both actor and audience.
7657 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Casual outpost with a patio serving breakfast, burgers, sandwiches, pizzas & bottomless mimosas.
7356 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Sal’s Vienna Cafe
The Groundlings School offers improvisational classes in a structured atmosphere, taught only by teachers trained in the Groundlings program.
7280 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
The Groundlings – G3 Room E
The Zephyr stage configuration is 3/4 round with 74 fixed seats. 12 chairs may be added for a max seating capacity of 86. Equip with newly upgraded lighting and sound systems. The Zephyr is excited to announce that now we have a rehearsal room available for rent. Furnished with an assortment of rehearsal cubes. The rehearsal room dimensions are 14ft by 25ft. The Zephyr is great for short or full length productions, readings, rehearsals, meetings, auditions, screenings, and filming.
7456 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
We recently collaborated with local street artists to create an outdoor museum of painted images focused on animals. The “Melrose Menagerie” can be found on utility vaults throughout Melrose, from La Brea to Highland (see photo gallery below).
The Ten Most Instagrammable Pieces Of Street Art On Melrose Avenue: MICHAEL JORDAN @ MELROSE & VISTA Artist Hashim Lafond took over the Vista Street wall of sports apparel shop Fampion X at 7450 Melrose with a mural featuring Michael Jordan!