Street Murals: Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica is an arts and culture hub, home to 170+ 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 murals that are in the Wilshire Boulevard neighborhood, scroll down or view the Google map of locations.
Arnold Schwarzenegger by Jonas Never
Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd
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
Mural by Dazhi
Dagwoods, 820 Wilshire Blvd
Dogtown by LUKE K2S & QUIK K2S
Plaza Cleaners, 1011 Wilshire Blvd
The walls were provided by the Beautify Earth organization and the idea was given to us by the wall owner. Luke put together both murals and Luke and myself painted them. We’re both born and raised Santa Monica locals. Both Luke and myself started off as graffiti artist and graduated into doing murals, tattoos and fine art. – Jon “QUIK” Cornejo
Black Lives Matter, Love is Standing Six Feet Apart, and Together We Can by Ruben Rojas
Rustic Canyon, 1119 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
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.
Mural by Gustavo Zermeno Jr.
Sherman McNulty Framing, 3100 Wilshire Blvd
You Bring Hope by Samir Evol
Sports Fit, 2010 Wilshire Blvd
Rooster by Thread
Jonah’s Kitchen and Bar, 2518 Wilshire Blvd
LGO Hospitality, 1150 18th Street (in parking lot)
Sonny McLean’s Irish Pub, 2616 Wilshire Blvd
Mural by Love and Loyalty
7-Eleven, 630 Wilshire Blvd
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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.