Melrose Avenue is a popular shopping, eating, and drinking destination. It is also a great place to go on a street art walk about – especially between Fairfax and La Brea. Start near Fairfax Avenue and walk east. Keep your eyes out, as there is street art to be found all around. Look up toward building roofs, look down near the sidewalks. And, most of all – don’t forget about the side streets and alleys, which are some of the best places to view street art. If you want to take a break and relax, have a coffee and pastry at La Chouquette or a glass of wine and appetizer at Vinoteque.
Below is just a sample of some of the street art you will see on and around Melrose Avenue.
Just past Ogden Street, you are likely to see a crowd in front of Colette Miller’s angel wings – one of several angel wings in Los Angeles.
After you snap a photo as an angel, go around the corner – take a stroll through the parking lot and then turn down the alley to see some garage door murals.
Don’t miss the mural of characters from Maurice Sendak’s book Where the Wild Things Are on Stanley Ave.
Turn right on Curson Ave. – check out the mural by Punk Me Tender and then snap a selfie in front of the happy face wall.
Next, go left on Curson Ave. and explore the Street Art wall.
Continue walking on Melrose – turn right on Fuller Ave. and check out the parking lot and alleys.
Back on Melrose… Before Poinsettia Place, look to the left for the colorful art of Dunkees.
Melrose Ave. Travel Tip
On Sundays, Fairfax High School turns into an outdoor flea market – Melrose Trading Post. If you like flea markets, this is a great day to go to Melrose Ave. But if you are looking for a quieter day to visit when there are less people, avoid Sunday.