Ever look at your favorite Instagrammers’ feeds and think, “That’s such a cool background/mural–where is that?” Of course you do; we all do! So I’ve made a list of some of the LA street art that’s most popular on Instagram–complete with exact locations–so that you, too, can nail that “instacool” shot!
1.Cat Lady (Across from Kings Road Cafe, 8361 Beverly Blvd)
Whether or not you’re a cat person, this street art rendition of mischievous cats running across a brick wall makes for an Instagram post that’s bursting with personality.
2. Angel Wings (401 West 3rd Street)
A movement started by Colette Miller, Angel Wings has swept LA. You can find similar wings all over the city, including a 3D version at the Westfield Century City mall.
3. White Palm Trees (Bates Motel, 4301 Sunset Blvd.)
I’m sure you’ve been seeing these white palm trees a lot on your Instagram feed. Back in April, artist Vincent Lamouroux covered the decrepit motel in Silverlake with white powder to turn it into a work of art and popular Instagram backdrop.
4. Audrey Hepburn (118 Winston Street)
This colorful mural of the Breakfast at Tiffany’s star is located in a somewhat “iffy” neighborhood, but people have asked me about it so I’ve included it. Located on the corner of Winston and Los Angeles Street, these colorful hearts are sure to have cropped up on your Instagram before.
5. Symbols (8826 Melrose Ave.)
You’ve certainly seen this one before! This eclectic combo of geometrics and symbols is located outside of Craig’s Restaurant on Melrose Ave.
6. Pink Wall (8221 Melrose Ave.)
Who knew that painting the Paul Smith store on Melrose this bright color would make it one of the most popular photo destinations in the city?! (Visit in the morning for a shadowless shot)
7. District La Brea Parking Garage (across from Graffiti Coffee, 180 La Brea Ave)
The great thing about the colorful District La Brea parking structure on Melrose is that it’s several different murals combined–so you can get multiple Instagram shots out of it!
8. Uni-wolf-leopard (1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd.)
This one is definitely one of my favorites. This confusing, yet adorable, uni-wolf is located on the side of the trendy Gjelina restaurant near Venice Beach.