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 […]
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 […]
Melrose Ave. is Hotter Than Ever: We Stole the Fire Group Art Show Opens August 4th
An exciting and immersive four-day group art show opens August 4th at RCNSTRCT Studio on Melrose Ave. Titled We Stole the Fire, the show includes artists Phil America, Sheryo x The Yok, Lolo YS, Abars, Willie Gomez, Kristen Liu-Wong, Robbie Conal, Teddy Kelly, Deladeso, xTOFUx, Scott Hove, Tslil Tsemet, Homeless Cop, Gangster Doodles, Ginger Q, Nicole Salgar, Dorian Lynde, Alec DeMarco, Samuel De Angelis, Ray Young Chu, The Portalists, Jon Von Bonk and Roman Prado. A collaboration with Mezcal El Silencio, the show is an art experience focused on free speech and expression. Presented by Think Tank Gallery and artist Phil America, the goal is to “launch an artist coup” and “reclaim power from the modern gods of government and media,” as Think Tank curators Jacob Patterson and Andrew Barsoum, and creative director Phil America, announce. The art experience includes performance art, installations, graffiti, and limited edition merchandise. They promise “guerilla activist installations” leading up to the exhibition including a sculptural work in progress that viewers are encouraged to mark-up however they’d like. On the 4th, there will be an opening ceremony and group exhibition, with the show continuing through the 7th at the pop-up location on the corner of […]
August Entertainment On Melrose
Melrose Avenue is home to world-class theatres that allow the most creative people from around the world to stage their work. From one-person shows and improv troupes to spoken word and guitar virtuosos, there’s something entertaining for everyone. Grab your tickets quickly (these are intimate theatres so shows sell out fast). Give yourself plenty of time to stroll down Melrose and do some shopping at our unique shops. Grab apps, cocktails, or dinner at any of our incredible restaurants and bars. Melrose is a one-stop unforgettable evening out. Here is what’s on stage in August: SPOKEN WORD @ GREENWAY COURT THEATRE Three hours of “you have to see it to feel it” happen every Tuesday at 9pm. Greenway Court Theatre is home to the country’s largest weekly open mic night. Da Poetry Lounge brings some of the most powerful performers to the stage for rhyme, music, dance, and comedy. There’s a reason this has been throwing down for 20 years – isn’t it time you experienced it? GREENWAY COURT THEATRE 544 No. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles 90036 323.673.0544 www.greenwaycourttheatre.org ONE PERSON SHOWS @ THE GROUNDLINGS The magical insanity of improv is on full display in ONE! It’s a one-night (August […]
A Theatre Festival Debut, Queer Improv, And A Pop Art Party: The Best Of Entertainment On Melrose In July
Like everything else on Melrose Avenue, the great thing about the entertainment choices is that they are unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else in L.A. This month, there’s a gallery party and a femme writer festival as well as some of the longest-running shows in the country! And of course, any of your nights out for entertainment can be enhanced by a pre- and post-show meal and drinks at one of the best restaurants or coolest bars in the city. Here’s all the entertainment on Melrose Avenue in July: DA POETRY LOUNGE @ GREENWAY COURT THEATRE Every Tuesday at 9am, Greenway Court Theatre is home to the country’s largest weekly open mic night. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Da Poetry Lounge brings some of the most powerful performers to the stage for three hours of rhyme, music, dance, and comedy. You’ll never see it happen like this again, and you’ll never forget it. GREENWAY COURT THEATRE 544 No. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles 90036 323.673.0544 www.greenwaycourttheatre.org SCHMABARET! PRESENTS LADY @ THE GROUNDLINGS THEATRE Must-see one-night-onlys are happening all month at Groundlings. On July 12, the comedy duo Schmabaret! perform a rock-n-roll parody as the infamous rock band Lady, queer improvisers return on […]
What’s On Stage? Entertainment On Melrose Avenue In June
You have many options when it comes to live entertainment in Los Angeles, so the venues on Melrose Avenue take special care to present music and theatre that is absolutely unlike anything you’ll see anywhere else. Best of all, there are plenty of excellent restaurants and bars within walking distance so your pre-show and post-show food and libations are fully covered. Here’s what on stage this June on Melrose Avenue: A VERY BRITISH LESBIAN @ ZEPHYR THEATRE Written and starring Fiona Goodwin, A Very British Lesbian is a one-British-lesbian show about Fiona’s journey to living out of the closet. For thirty years, she lied to herself in deference to the family, country, and religion that wanted her to be straight. Then she saved her own life. The show runs on Sundays through July 1 at Zephyr Theatre. ZEPHYR THEATRE 7456 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046 www.zephyrtheatre.com A RIPE FRENZY @ GREENWAY COURT THEATRE A winner of the 2016 NNPN Smith Prize for Political Theatre, Ripe Frenzy is now playing at Greenway Court Theatre. A timely and bold new work, the play explores a mass shooting at a small town high school theatre through the experience of mothers in the community. […]
Entertainment On Melrose Avenue In May: Your Guide To What’s Playing
In addition to being a shopping and dining mecca, Melrose Avenue is a destination for world-class entertainment. Theatre, comedy, and music – world premieres and long-time classics – can be part of your visit. Start with a fabulous dinner, take a short walk to a venue, then end the night with drinks and you’ve got a night to remember on Melrose Avenue. Here is what’s on stage in May: ANTONIO’S ON MELROSE More than thirty years into serving some of the best Mexican food in Los Angeles, Antonio and company take celebrations very seriously. As you’d imagine, Antonio has a lot up his sleeve for Cinco de Mayo this year. Expect the great food, and the great (strong) (tequila) drinks, and the most excellent mariachis. Both Mother’s Days (Mexico on the 10th and USA on the 13th) will be honored with a special menu, cards and goodies for Mom, and of course, music. ANTONIO’S ON MELROSE 7470 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046 323.658.9060 http://antoniosonmelrose.com/ GREENWAY COURT THEATRE A timely and bold new work, Ripe Frenzy, opens at Greenway Court Theatre on May 17. It explores a mass shooting at a small town high school theatre through the experience of mothers […]
MountLA artist studio in Los Angeles, is a work space dedicated to specific commissioned art assignments, personal projects, residencies and advisory services.
7801 Melrose ave, los angeles, ca 90046
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
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