The Melrose Avenue Business Improvement District recently put forth an initiative that embraces the avenue’s role as a destination for creating and enjoying contemporary Street Art. For years, walls, light poles, curbs, sidewalks and more along the stretch of Melrose between Highland and Fairfax have been a palate for creativity.
This project – to be known as the Melrose Mural Project – will help to elevate the work and create a destination for those who enjoy street art to come see the best of West Coast creativity. It should also help businesses in the area to attract more visitors.
According to an article in Curbed LA:
The Melrose Mural Project would involve painting over some existing murals, adding to others, and creating new ones on virgin walls; the BID will work with property owners, the city, and artists to smooth the path (the city only legalized murals in 2013). Once it’s all done, an app could be created to act as a virtual docent, guiding visitors along the street.
We’ll keep readers posted on the progress of this project.
Curbed LA Website – A Big Stretch of Melrose Will Become a Street Art Museum
Citywatch Website – Melrose Avenue May Become Canvas for Street Art