District 1


Long Beach History Mural

Long Beach History Mural

pictures on 03-25-16: ‘A history of Long Beach’ completed in 2003 by Art Mortimer is located on the side of the 710 freeway off ramp at 6th st. The mural depicts Long Beach city’s early beginnings,early settlers and landowners of the mid-20th century. The mural is painted in a realistic style and depicts portraits of […]

Overcoming Barriers

Overcoming Barriers

The powerful imagery represents the hardships immigrants face when crossing over to the U.S. Through the perspective of the immigrant the viewer travels through the story of the panoramic mural. The left side of the mural shows the crossing of the border into a promised land with fortune and new opportunities. The right side of […]

Reflection of a Child’s Eye

Reflection of a Child’s Eye

Reflection in a child’s eye was painted by local artist Guillermo Avalos along with youth assistance from Washington Middle school. Avalos intention to include local youth assistants was integral to completing the piece. Everyone involved contributed a piece of themselves and their culture to represent. Avalos created a space for community involvement and creative expression […]

Dancers of Life

Dancers of Life

Artist Richard Brandt’s realistic mural showcases a variety of multicultural dance art forms in the mural ‘Dancers of Life’.The mural highlights the diverse history and culture of Long Beach while giving the viewer an insight to the many cultures that surround.The universal dancers depicted are frozen in action portraying modern to traditional dance. Iconic monuments […]

Expand your mind with Science

Expand your mind with Science

‘Expand your mind with Science’ mural is located at Washington Middle School by Artist Richard Brandt, and students from Washington. The collaborative mural showcases historical pioneer scientists such as Albert Einstein and illustrates topics students have learned in class such as Biology, Geology and Astronomy. The interactive mural inspires students daily.

Smiles of Paradise

Smiles of Paradise

A collaboration between artist Guillermo Avalos and the students at Edison Elementary school, assisted by Brooks Davis and Victor Lamas. This mural is located at 7th Street and Maine Avenue on the south side of 7th and North side of Edison school. The cheerful landscape illustrates children of unique backgrounds exploring and playing among the […]

Forests

Forests

Mural Mentor Project/Youth Mural; ‘Forests’ is adjacent to the ‘Oil, Life, Ecology’ mural. Complementary to its neighboring mural, artists Celia Ko & Alessandra Moctezuma illustrate a peaceful forest with a distorted fisheye perspective. At the bottom of the composition there are cactuses with roots exposed and shaped like hearts, breathing new life into the planet. […]

Education

Education

The vibrant mural by local artist Elliot Pinkney illustrates the wonders of education. The powerful message that education is universal is clearly depicted by the many flags of different countries and the different colored silhouetted images of children. Illustrated are fists rising in the air holding diplomas and a peaceful dove hovering over the composition […]