Melrose Avenue is known world-wide for its incredible street art scene. Find out more about our galleries, art programs and history on this page.
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!
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 […]
All The Entertainment For A New Year On Melrose
The theatres on Melrose are opening the new year with a typically excellent selection of drama, comedy, poetry, and music. You won’t find entertainment like this anywhere else in the city. GREENWAY COURT THEATRE The largest weekly opening mic night in America is always a must-do. Da Poetry Lounge is a communal space that allows voices to be heard, stories to be told, feelings to be shared. Every week offers another chance to be transformed. Tuesdays, 9p, $10. GREENWAY COURT THEATRE 544 No. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles 90036 323.673.0544 greenwaycourttheatre.org THE GROUNDLINGS Mondays are one-off nights at Groundlings, and getting through a Monday in January deserves a reward. This month’s all-good-choices are The Gale on January 7, The Black Version on January 21, and How Not To Kill Yourself For 30 Days…And the Next 330 on January 28. THE GROUNDLINGS THEATRE 7307 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046 323.934.4747 groundlings.com SAL’S COMEDY HOLE You guys, we’re almost there! Only three weeks left of regular season competition before the U.S. Comedy Contest finals. Come see the area’s best stand-up comedians fight for a spot in one of the most exciting laugh events this month. SAL’S RESTAURANT AND COMEDY CLUB 7356 Melrose Avenue, […]
December Entertainment On Melrose
As we swing into holiday season in Los Angeles, you’re probably thinking, “I don’t have time to treat myself to a night out. I have presents to wrap and a turkey to roast!” You roast that turkey, friend, then find that one night to head to Melrose where you can treat yourself to a night of excellent entertainment and a meal cooked by somebody else for a dang change. GREENWAY COURT THEATRE Greenway Court is ending the year on an up note, literally and figuratively. Its critically-acclaimed production of the Tony Award-winning musical The Color Purple has just five performances left. You really don’t want to miss this relevant, important, soul-stirring show. December also marks the last few installments of Da Poetry Lounge. Experience even more transformative art at L.A.’s premiere spoken word night on Tuesdays at 9p. GREENWAY COURT THEATRE 544 No. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles 90036 323.673.0544 www.greenwaycourttheatre.org THE GROUNDLINGS The Groundlings are the cool cousins you do shots with in the basement after holiday dinner. All through December, they’re offering plenty of hilarious shows sure to offset any year-end stress. The ever-running Crazy Uncle Joe Show is up every Wednesday, one-person shows with Julia Sweeney and Michael […]
November Entertainment: Musicals! Comedy! Comedic Musicals!
The stages of Melrose are LIT this month! From award-winning musicals to competitive comedy, we’ve got everything you need for a complete night out. Even better, some of these shows are FREE! So, check your schedule, make your reservations (and don’t forget dinner!), and treat yourself to a magical, musical time. Here is what’s on stage, on Melrose, in November: THE COLOR PURPLE @ GREENWAY COURT THEATRE The Tony Award-winning musical based on Alice Walker’s novel is coming to Melrose! L.A. native and award-winning director/choreographer Jeffrey Polk is at the helm to tell the epic story of Celie over the course of 40 years of her life. It’s a story of strength through adversity, hope through darkness, and of course, has an unforgettable soundtrack that pulls from jazz, blues, gospel, and African music. The Color Purple previews November 9 and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8p and Sundays at 4p until December 9. The country’s largest open mic night, Da Poetry Lounge, takes over the stage every Tuesday at 9p. See one of the best poetry/spoken word events in the city. GREENWAY COURT THEATRE 544 No. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles 90036 323.673.0544 www.greenwaycourttheatre.org TAYLOR’S TALK SHOW @ THE GROUNDLINGS Taylor’s […]
BFly Offers a Chill Boxing Gym Experience on Melrose Ave.
“We are a perfect balance between group fitness circuit training—which is really a cardio burn –and real boxing training,” Matthew Cooke says. Cooke is the co-owner of BFly Boxing Gym, the cool, and chill, boxing gym that made its soft opening on Melrose Ave. Wednesday, October 10th. “A lot of times, boxing-based fitness programs are like calisthenics or aerobics with boxing gloves on. We’re different in that what we do is actually teach you boxing along with fitness. We have a high trainer to client ratio, with two to three trainers in each class and a maximum class size of 15,” he explains. “You get a lot of personal attention, encouragement, and training.” He notes that during BFly’s first week, classes are free through Wednesday the 17th. “Anyone who drops in during working hours gets free training until then.” Classes run on the hour for 45 minutes, 6 to 9 a.m., and 5 to 8 p.m. daily; on weekends, it’s morning classes only 8 to 10 a.m. The gym also offers private lessons in their pro boxing ring. Classes appeal to both men and women; 80% of attendees at sample classes offered this past weekend were female, Cooke says. He […]
October Entertainment On Melrose
As the nights get cooler in Los Angeles, the entertainment options on Melrose are heating up. This October, you’ll have movie, comedy, theatre, and music choices for date night, family outings, and good times with friends. Heck, you can even go by yourself – do your thing! Don’t forget that going out on Melrose is full-service. There is plenty of parking (free, metered, lots) and you won’t have to walk far to get to where you’re going. There are dozens of food and beverage possibilities for before and after the show, from classic Italian and nouveau pizza to specialty ice cream and rock & roll cocktails. Here is what’s on stage in October: LABYRINTH @ GREENWAY COURT THEATRE The last entry in Greenway Court Theatre’s Movie Monday series is the epic Labyrinth. The musical fantasy stars Jennifer Connelly as Sarah, an impetuous teen on a quest to save her infant brother from Jareth, the Goblin King (portrayed by the unforgettable David Bowie). There are also dozens of fantastic Henson puppets to provide some ridiculous comedy. The movie plays on October 8 and starts at 7p. Tickets are $10 and $5 if you’re 17 and under. GREENWAY COURT THEATRE 544 No. […]
Game Night : All The Best Group Activities To Do On Melrose (Drinks Later)
We all know how hard it is to get a bunch of friends to agree on what to do for your night out. Those group texts can be a nightmare! Avoid getting muted by suggesting some great group activities on Melrose Avenue. After you’re done breaking a sweat or unlocking achievements, refuel at one of the most excellent restaurant and bar establishments anywhere on the block. BRAIN MELD YOUR WAY OUT OF TROUBLE @ 60OUT Escape rooms are definitely having a moment as the perfect group night out activity. 60Out creates the city’s best quandaries. The Melrose location has six to choose from; you can channel your inner Buffy in the Dracula room, survive the jungle of Jumanji, or get Alice safely out of Wonderland. Your group can be as intimate as 2, and as strong as 8. Let the weak link buy drinks later. 60OUT ESCAPE ROOM 7270 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046 213.995.6890 www.60out.com GET ON THE LEADERBOARD @ GAME OVER Go back in time when video game technology was basic but put you in a state of wonder. Game Over is a brand new old school arcade with plenty of head-to-head options and games for casual group […]
September Entertainment On Melrose
The entertainment options on Melrose Avenue in September are all must-sees. There’s so much comedy, you’ll be smiling all month. There are one-person shows that are so timely and revelatory, you’ll be talking about them all month. And, of course, there are show that are so awesome, they are performed every month. Come early to do some shopping at the world-class shops, then find a restaurant or bar for a pre-show meal and beverage (that won’t be hard – Melrose has the best around). But do purchase tickets in advance; these shows are unlike anything you can see anywhere else, and they sell out quickly. Here is what’s on stage in September: DA POETRY LOUNGE @ GREENWAY COURT THEATRE There’s nothing like Da Poetry Lounge anywhere. For real. It’s the country’s largest weekly open mic night and has been running for TWENTY(!) years. Every Tuesday at 9p, Greenway Court Theatre is filled with the most exciting poets from L.A. and around the world. Every show is different, but every show is powerful. Prepare to run through all your feelings in one unforgettable night. GREENWAY COURT THEATRE 544 No. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles 90036 323.673.0544 www.greenwaycourttheatre.org FAMILY ROAD TRIP @ THE […]
New Art Alert: Open Up Instagram And Get Out To Melrose Avenue
One of the best free public art galleries is Melrose Avenue. Street creators from all over the world showcase their talent on walls, doors, windows, and sidewalks, creating a wonderland of colorful, meaningful art. Here are some new, must-see pieces to check out and share online. GZ.JR LAKERS @ 7769 MELROSE How’s this for a welcome mat! Venice-based artist Gustavo Zermeno in collab with Sportie LA painted this amazing tribute to iconic Lakers including Shaq, Kareem, and Wilt to show newbie King James the legacy he has joined. Not only does it include the team’s past and present homes, but it shows plenty of the hard-earned gold. This piece is quite an achievement itself. @gz.jr @sportiela #lakernation #mural #melroseavela #streetart JAZZ GUETTA JUMPMAN @ MELROSE & SPAULDING As long as we’re on basketball, we can’t forget one of the greatest and this cool mural of #23 from JazzGuetta won’t let us. In that trademark multi-colored scribble line art, Jazz is masterful at bringing movement into his work. This is not his first on Melrose, and we’ll enjoy this incredible piece until the next one. @jazzguetta #jumpman #basketball #mural #melroseavala #streetart HASHIM LAFOND LeBRON @ MELROSE & VISTA Hashim Lafond has […]
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
This store is really not open often so their name’s truly fitting. If you are lucky enough to get inside when it’s open you’ll see it’s a cute, small store filled to the brim with unique collectables.
707 N Poinsettia Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90046
The Never Open Store
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
The Meta Theatre has 49 antique theatre seats, with a full lighting grid and state of the art sound. Thatched beams and subtle art deco detail add a regal feel to this charming blackbox.
7801 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