Unity Through Community

Rick Vilchis

Ricky Vilchis is an artist who has deep roots in the graffiti-art street culture. He was born and raised in the Wrigley area of Long Beach, and gained an interest in art at a young age. He began painting the outdoor gallery at Homeland Cultural Center and exploring the Los Angeles graffiti-art movement around the age of 16. Since then, he has had two solo shows and has been a part of group shows throughout Southern California and Japan. He has also painted murals in many parts of Southern California. Although he is a self-taught artist, he considers his years in the sculpture program at LBCC under Coleen Sterrit, as one of the most influential periods, influencing his work into a more refined style of graffiti. His work can be described as the experience of an artist trying to find balance between the street and the gallery.



Type of Art

Year Completed

Council District

Partner Initiative




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Funding Source(s)

Arts Council for Long Beach, Midtown Business Improvement District; Funded by CA Arts Council, City of LB, CA Community Foundation, NEA

Business Improvement District

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Unity Through Community



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Address 2020 East Anaheim Street Long Beach, CA (get directions)

GPS Coordinates 33.782401, -118.167137

Location Name State Farm Insurance

Location DescriptionEast-facing wall on the left side of the building

Long Beach Transit Bus Routes

45, 46

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