Update: Ten Instagrammable Works Of Street Art On Melrose Avenue

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 KISS @ MELROSE & VISTA

Once known for its clown logo, Melrose Wine & Spirits offered its wall to Spencer McCarty for his piece, “Neon Kiss” last year. This vibrant, emotional piece is quintessential Melrose, colorful and passionate. #spencermccarty #neonkiss #mural #melroseavela #streetart

SMOKING WOMAN @ MELROSE & CURSON

London-based photographer and artist Olivier Roubieu proves black and white street art can be incredibly arresting. On a recent trip to L.A., he left this piece on the American Vintage wall. #olivierroubieu #woman #blackandwhite #melroseavela #streetart

COLLAGE WALL @ MELROSE & CURSON

This ever-changing wall of art gives small-bite samplings of both up-and-coming as well as established street artists from L.A. and elsewhere. Celebrities, politics, and pop culture are common themes but character pieces are added doses of fun. #celebrity #artist #collage #melroseavala #streetart

WRDSMTH + JAZZ GUETTA @ MELROSE & SPAULDING

You’ve seen WRDSMTH pieces all over L.A., but none like this full-wall stunner. This fresh (from January 17) collaboration with Jazz Guetta combines the trademark positive messaging with gorgeous watercolors. #wrdsmth #jazzguetta #mural #melroseavela #streetart

WARRIOR WOMEN @ 7769 MELROSE

L.A.-based Meg Zany delivers another powerful and timely message in the 7769 parking lot gallery. Her work focuses on equality and representation for women, and her latest piece straight-up says it all with just one picture and three words. #megzany #mural #empowerment #melroseavela #streetart

JFK @ 7769 MELROSE

Artists are on the forefront of politics movements and can make statements in unforgettable ways. Here, teachr1 has contrasted famous quotes from two contemporary presidents to make a powerful point about patriotic decency. #teachr1 #JFK #famousquotes #melroseavela #streetart

LINEAR FACES @ 7769 MELROSE

New York-born artist Stephen Palladino does the most incredible line work, and Melrose is lucky to have a piece of it. It’s both messy and incredible detailed, modern and vintage, absolutely Instragrammable. #stephenpalladino #goodandshiddy #mural #melroseavela #streetart

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.