Thought I’d share a few images I took of some jaw-dropping street art I came across while out having lunch with some friends on Saturday. It was hard to miss a giant octopus overtaking a fiery sunken ship or the apocalyptic scene of dark invaders or, my favorite, the grotesque and yet cute gang of street creatures. I’m not sure if all of the walls are part of the project, but eventually I think much of this area is part of what will become the world’s largest outdoor art gallery. “La Freewalls,” as its called, spans 50,000 square feet of outdoor wall space that has been set aside for the project. It began in November 2009 and should be complete within two to three years. The project is produced by Lahoda Fine Arts and Jetset Graffiti.
Walking through this part of Downtown L.A. on a Saturday afternoon felt a bit like ghost town even with Fabrik Magazine’s Arts District Art Walk drawing in a handful of Angelenos. The boyfriend and I wandered through a a few of the side streets off East 3rd Street between Traction and Santa Fe Ave when we came across these murals. Seeing these murals up close, I never would’ve imagined that spray paint came in such a vibrant rainbow of colors. There are much more spread across the district that we will have to find another day.