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LA's Most Popular Art Walls

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Los Angeles, The City of Instagram Walls 🤳📱🌈

Los Angeles, with roughly 4 million followers people, is essentially a living, breathing Instagram feed. With every latte art adorned coffee and palm tree lined street, the opportunities for social content are endless. And as if you needed another reason to capture LA through your phone lens, over the past several years, walls throughout the city have been transformed into colorful Instagram backdrops. Sought out by both tourists and locals, these vibrant art walls are sure to be a great addition to your grid.

Below are 13 LA art walls that will undoubtedly make your followers smash that heart button.

"But First, Coffee" at Alfred Coffee

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Alfred Coffee not only has multiple locations throughout the city but also has unique and distinguishable art to accompany each. No other wall has made such an impact as the Melrose Place location’s “But first, coffee” signage. I mean how many shirts, stickers and mugs were created as a result of this? They started a movemnst – sorry, movement...I haven’t have my coffee yet. 
Fun fact: Alfred had the phrase trademarked ☕️☕️☕️
Where: Various locations

Alfred Tea Room

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Just a short walk from Alfred Coffee is the lesser known Alfred Tea Room. Come for their dairy-free matcha soft serve and stay for their very punny and adorable pink walls. Matcha the pics you snap will be gram-worthy, I promise.
Where: Alfred Tea Room at 705 N Alfred St, Los Angeles, CA 90069

The Venice Love Wall by James Goldcrown

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Wear your heart on your back with this colorful heart adorned wall in Venice. The vibrant dripping hearts design is the creation of LA street artist James Goldcrown, and can be found on several walls throughout the city. While the Bardonna wall in Santa Monica is another longtime favorite, Goldcrown recently gave Alfred Coffee's Beverly Hills locale a lovely glo up.
Where: 1239 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice

Instagram Wall at Milk Bar 

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A wall that tells people not to Instagram it is just asking to be Instagrammed. And we’ll happily oblige. *Hey Alexa, play “Ironic” by Alainis Morisette* Being able to eat Milk Bar’s cereal soft serve and crack pie while you snap are the cherries sprinkles on top.
Where: Milk Bar at 7150 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Self-Care Wall at Heyday Los Angeles

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The self-care movement has arrived and we are HERE👏FOR👏IT👏 Sunday night face masks to combat the Sunday night scaries? Done. Saying no to a night out and yes to a night of Netflix? Easy. Snap a pic of this wall as a little reminder to stay in tune with your body and 🧠.
Where: Heyday at 7228 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Made in LA at Cisco

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🎶One time for my LA sisters🎶 This wall, which appeared in 2013, has been a popular backdrop for locals living in LA well before 2013. 
Where: Cisco Home, 8025 Melrose Ave, Beverly Grove

Love Wall by Curtis Kulig at Smashbox Studios

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To say that we love this wall would be an understatement. This wall is a staple from NY-based artist Curtis Kulig’s “Love Me” campaign and has matching murals mounted everywhere from Paris to Berlin. 
Where: Smashbox Studios at 8549 Higuera St, Culver City

Mondrian Wall

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Channel your inner ‘50s go-go dancer in front of the Mondrian Wall, which fittingly lines the Artist & Craftsman Supply store.
Where: 1660 S La Cienega Blvd

The Pink Wall at Paul Smith

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Whoever said orange is the new pink was seriously disturbed...and had clearly never seen the Paul Smith store on Melrose Avenue. Though all of the brand’s LA-based stores boast a different colored wall, none is more infamous than the “Pink Wall” which can be seen flooded with people at any hour of the day.
Where: 8221 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood

Carrera Cafe

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Across the street from the notorious Pink Wall sits Carrera Cafe, an Instagram-friendly and Instagram-encouraged coffee shop. Apart from being able to screen print Ryan Gosling’s face (among other things) on your latte, the cafe’s wall bordering N Harper Ave is known for its rotating murals. With this wall constantly changing to highlight hot topics and upcoming releases, it's best to keep tabs on its current displays by checking out the Carrera Cafe location tag on Instagram.
Where: Carrera Cafe at 8251 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA

The Rainbows Wall at The Paper Bag Princess 

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Melrose Ave is known for its cute cafes and chic shops; bordering the wall of one of these chic shops, The Paper Bag Princess, are two colorful rainbows. Veering from the typical painted on wall coverings, these rainbows are actually crocheted 🌈
Where: 8050 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles

The Global Angel Wings Project by Collete Miller

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Collete Miller instituted the Angel Wings project in Los Angeles and has since spread her wings globally – figuratively and literally – everywhere from Kenya to Melbourne. There are 4 installations in total in Los Angeles but the first, and most popular, is this one, located on West Third.
Where: 8401 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles

The Polka Dot Wall

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This Instagram staple is spot on – pun intended. Painted by aritst, Matty Mo, this mural's widespread popularity proves that sometimes less is more.
Where: The Springs at 608 Mateo Street, Los Angeles

(Cover Photo Courtesy of Paul Smith)

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