I got interested street are on our around-the-world trip this year. There were some really cool images in Berlin, Barcelona, and Buenos Aires. Since we moved to Los Angeles two months ago I started to see sporadic street art around the city. Last week I found a cool book, Stay Up: Los Angeles Street Art (here’s their Facebook page), and have been eager to get out there and find some art.

Yesterday Michael and I went to Staples to get a desk chair and a nice gentleman told us about a thrift shop that had similar office chairs for just $15. The store was roughly nine miles away through city traffic and I wondered if it was worth the effort. Michael said, let’s give it a go. We found a $15 chair that is in really good condition and just needs a good cleaning (thank you mystery gentleman). On the way back, we passed a building with some neat street art and then another – I scanned the nearby side streets and saw even more. So we found a parking space and took a walk around the Mateo and 7th Street area. Here’s what we saw…

LA Street Art

 

LA Street Art

LA Street Art

LA Street Art

LA Street Art

LA Street Art

Due to the sun’s position, we couldn’t get a good shot of some art. We didn’t catch the name of every artist. We only walked a two block radius. We were hungry. We didn’t have the good digital camera with us. All great reasons to go back again soon!