The New Street Art On Melrose

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?
@polarbearstencils #artislife #stencil #streetart @melroseavela

KAI ASPIRE @ MELROSE & SPAULDING

Kai does it again! His pieces always get us thinking about love. “Working for Love” is about what you’re willing to do to get love. What’s in your toolkit?
@kaiart #love #mural #streetart @melroseavela

HIJACK @ MELROSE & SIERRA BONITA

Snake Pit AleHouse got some fresh art, compliments of a Melrose favorite, Hijack! This big mural is called “Static Love” and is an IG favorite. Take a pic before a good happy hour.
@hijackart #love #mural #streetart @melroseavela

UNCUTT + DIRT COBAIN @ 7575 MELROSE

Look down as you’re walking Melrose and the spraypainted path of hearts will lead you here. The collab from Uncutt and Dirt Cobain promotes mental health awareness and positive self-care.
@uncuttart @dirtcobain #stencilart #streetart #melroseartwall @melroseavela

Deborah Brosseau

About Deborah Brosseau

Deborah Brosseau provides audience development services to arts & entertainment, lifestyle, and non-profit clients. She is a freelance writer, providing anything from local listicles to corporate profiles for various online publications. Having first experienced Melrose in the '80s, she enjoys writing about the old school creatives as well as the progressive new ones.