Explore the Murals and Street Art of the West Hollywood Design District
Throughout the neighborhood, blank walls become canvases
A street stroll through the West Hollywood Design District always inspires! With 250+ studios and leaders in art, design, food and fashion all within a sunny walk, the urban street art is equally impressive. Through the Arts on the Outside program, the City of West Hollywood installs temporary artworks for 6 months to 3 years. Snap a selfie with these gems.
Dream Big Butterfly
621 N La Cienega Blvd
Get a lift from the “Dance of the Butterflies” mural by Marisabel Bazan, featured on the sidewall of John & Pete’s Liquor.
RETNA at West Hollywood Library
With his own take on graffiti, RETNA’s brushwork recalls ancient writing from Mayan, Egyptian, Hebrew, Chinese, and Japanese traditions mixed with L.A. cholo writing, one of the oldest forms of graffiti in the 20th century.
The library building earns high praise from architecture geeks for the sleek, curved exterior and floor-to-ceiling glass which brings a generous amount of natural light indoors. Check it out! It’s a nice spot to cool off on a hot day.
RETNA at Craig’s
8826 Melrose Ave
On the side of Craig’s LA, this vintage steakhouse is usually full of celebs. Lunch is to go only, but they open at 5 PM for dinner.
8495 Sunset Boulevard
Looking for more mural options? The Sunset Strip’s Pink Dot – the popular store that still delivers its top-selling products of alcohol, cigarettes and condoms in polka dot-covered Volkswagen Beetles – became a West Hollywood institution almost from the day it opened in 1987. Their mural celebrates the area it’s called home.
There are lots of yummy cafes and coffeehouses close to this tour route. Here are a few favorites. Enjoy!
The Assembly Café, 634 North Robertson Blvd, socially responsible coffee in an inviting space.
Hedley’s, 640 North Robertson Blvd, garden to table with fresh menus weekly.
Gracias Madre, 8905 Melrose Ave, organic Mexican made with love.