Must See Street Art: Long Beach, CA


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Whether you currently reside in Cali or are just visiting the West Coast, there is one thing that remains true - there's no other place like it. Whether you're drawn to the sunny beaches, palm trees, Hollywood landmarks or art, there is no lack of attractions, events, and culture to keep you entertained. 

As a lover of street art, I am always on the hunt for new and exciting pieces, and Cali never disappoints. 

Long Beach is the place to be for anyone looking to see the work of a dozen internationally renowned street artists in the greater LA Area. Just 12 miles from downtown L.A., Long Beach is now home to more than 25 murals from the likes of artists Hula, Pantone, Ernest Zacharevic, Dragon76, Defer, Li-Hill, Pantonio, and much more. The most recent murals were installed during a week-long celebration of culture, music, and art known as Pow! Wow! Long Beach from July 11-17, though several murals still exist from the festival last year. 

The murals are all relatively close with some of the largest ones found on leading attractions and landmarks such as the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Long Beach Convention Center, and the Westin Hotel. For a list of murals and locations, please see below.  

1.     Sean “Hula” Yoro - Queensway Bridge / Queens Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
2.     Pantonio - Aquarium of the Pacific / 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
3.     Defer - Long Beach Convention Center / 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
4.     The Draculas (Jeff McMillan and Gary Musgrave) - The Westin Long Beach / 333 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
5.     Dragon 76 - Edison Apartments / 100 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
6.     OG23 - Hyatt / 200 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
7.     Jaime Molina - LB United Boxing Club / 1936 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802
8.     Hitotzuki - Psychic Temple / 228 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802
9.     Telmo Miel - Mark Schneider Fine Jewelry / 245 Promenade N. Long Beach, CA 90802
10.   Cinta Vidal - Jan van Dijs office bldg / 425 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90802
11.   Sarah Joncas - Toxic Toast Records / 757 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813
12.   Ernest Zacharevic - Apartment building / 419 E 6th St, Long Beach, CA 90802
13.  Dave Van Patten - The Made Agency / 425 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802
14.  Pantone - Hotel Royal (side alley parking) / 431 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802
15.  Gail Werner - Super Suds Laundromat / 250 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
16. 123Klan, OG Slick - Liberty Gallery  / 437 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
17. Kashink- The Center / 2017 E 4th, Long Beach, CA 90814
18. Sket One - The Arena / 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
19. Andrew Hem, Edwin Ushiro, Yoskay Yamamoto - Steelhead Coffee / 1208 E Wardlow Rd, Long Beach, CA 90807
20. Mr44 - Expo Arts Center / 4321 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 9080
21. James Haunt - La Bodega Mexicana / 6001 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90805
22. Aaron Li-Hill - 440 E 7th street long beach 90802
23. Kaplan Bunce - Back of Edison Theatre / 213 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802

In conjunction with the street murals, many of the artists also created installations at the Long Beach Museum of Art that will be on display in an exhibit titled Vitality and Verve in the Third Dimension through October 16, 2016.

Stay tuned for additional installments to be sure you don't miss the hottest street art in L.A.! 


Special thanks to Erica Morris for her input on this article. 



                                   Photo credit: James Haunt via radcollector.com



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