Santa Monica is an arts and culture hub, home to nearly 100 street art murals all within its 8.3 square miles and eight neighborhoods. The Wilshire Boulevard neighborhood begins at Ocean Avenue and running all the way through Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and into Downtown Los Angeles, Wilshire Boulevard is one of the most well-known streets in town.
To see the 6 murals that are in the Wilshire Boulevard neighborhood, scroll down or view the Google map of locations.
Beach Day by Bumblebeelovesyou
Mendocino Farms, 631 Wilshire Blvd
I was inspired by the proximity of the building to the beach. Although close, there is still a good walk to conquer to get to the water. It reminded me of when I was a kid and I would try to stand tall enough to see the ocean from the sand. With all my beach essentials in hand, the journey began. I wanted to capture this feeling of excitement and sense of freedom we all enjoy when we go to the beach. The idea was to create an image of a kid with binoculars measuring 50-feet tall, standing facing the ocean with beach essentials on hand. – Bumblebeelovesyou
Dogtown by LUKE K2S & QUIK K2S
Plaza Cleaners, 1011 Wilshire Blvd
Kid Gloves by Fin DAC
Gloveworx, 1415 Wilshire Blvd
This piece was painted for my friends who own Gloveworx. I did it while I was preparing for my solo show in Venice in 2015. It features one of my most popular muses: Meghna Lall. – Fin
Mural by Rashin Kheiriyeh
Tehran Market, 1417 Wilshire Blvd
“A Persian Girl” is my self-portrait. I got inspired by Rumi’s poems, the 13th century Persian poet. I decided to design an Iranian girl with Farsi Calligraphy (Persian poetry) as her hair and a little bird sitting on her nose singing a song. While working on the concept, I tried to blend Persian calligraphy from my Iranian heritage and incorporate it with modern abstraction and design. For the background, I was inspired by traditional Persian paintings and pattern design. I used turquoise color that you can find widely used in traditional Iranian art and architecture – specifically in the tiling of the mosques in the city of Isfahan. I really wanted to invite people to see the beauty of Iran in Poetry and Art. – Rashin
Conor McGregor by Jonas Never
O’Brien’s Irish Pub, 2226 Wilshire Blvd
Anthony Bourdain by Jonas Never
Gramercy, 2460 Wilshire Blvd
This mural is a tribute to Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef, author and TV personality, who passed away in June 2018. The 13-foot-tall mural was completed in two days.
Wilshire Boulevard Mural Locations
Now that you’ve see the artwork, check out the exact locations on the map below. Then, visit the murals in person and share your own photos on social media using #SeeSantaMonicaMurals.