The Most Instagram-Worthy Walls in LA
Step up your Instagram game with these Los Angeles murals.
by CATHY DOHERTY ★ JUNE 26, 2017
The Los Angeles street-art scene is on the rise. From color-blocked walls to political statements and inspirational messages, artists from around the world are leaving their marks on the streets of southern California. Whether you are on Abbot Kinney Blvd or Melrose Avenue, you are sure to stumble upon one of these hidden gems.
Here are seven walls that give you a perfect artsy Instagram opportunity.
1. Cisco Home Decor’s “Made in LA”
Although "Made in LA" is actually referring to Cisco's furniture and decor, that does not stop the locals from showing off their roots and posing in front of this wall. If you're a tourist, you'll wish you were born here.
2. Noah Abrams’ “Palm Trees”
What is LA without a mural depicting it’s iconic, palm tree-lined streets? Located in a small lot on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, this backdrop is often used in advertisements. Emphasize what LA is most known for by posing in front of it.
3. Marisabel Bazan’s “Dream Big” Butterfly Wall
This brightly painted wall reminds you that anything is possible in the city of LA. All you have to do is DREAM BIG. Because this mural is so massive, each photo you take will feature a different detail. Now you finally have a reason to use the butterfly emoji!
4. JGoldCrown’s “#bleedinghearts”
You’ve definitely seen this one before. Hundreds of colorful hearts fill this wall, which is tucked away off of Abbot Kinney Blvd. Capture a pic and spread the love!
5. Colette Miller’s “Angel Wings” -
Since LA is also known as the “City of Angels,” this mural is very fitting. Although we can’t fly, these beautiful wings make us feel like we can. Colette Miller has decorated many spots with her colorful wings all throughout LA.
6. Paul Smith’s Pink Wall
Think pink with this iconic, bright pink wall on the sides of Paul Smith’s clothing store. You may have to fight off a few tourists to get some space, but you “gotta do it for the ‘gram.”
7. Sorella Boutique’s “Girls Tour”
In the famous words of rapper Drake, “Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour?” This wall is on the side of Sorella Boutique, a store fitted for your inner girl boss. Perfect for trendsetting UGirls, this location gives you the opportunity to show off your street-style.
Among tourists and locals alike, finding these spots is like a scavenger hunt. Chances are, wherever you are, you can turn a corner and find a one-of-a-kind piece that was made to be shown off.