The Murals of La Jolla is a special project put together by The La Jolla Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and enhancing La Jolla, in efforts to bring civic engagement and pride to the community through art. A total of twelve completed installations can now be seen around the Village, with plenty more to come. The majority of the murals defy the “traditional” application of a mural by using special technology, such as digital printing on Vinyl. This is due to several reasons: the capability of advanced print technology and the fact that most of these works are so intricate and cover so much space that it would take a very long time to complete.
The Murals of La Jolla are created by various renowned international artists such as Julian Opie, and local natives such as John Baldessari. Most of the installations are located within the village, with the exception of Julian Opie’s, “Walking in the City” which is located in Bird Rock. Stop by the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla to pick up a free map or view the map online. This is a fun and free activity to do for locals and visitors alike. The La Jolla Community Foundation is planning on hosting fun and creative curated walking tours of the murals, which we highly recommend. Make sure to follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates on the curated tours and new mural installations.
Check out our photo gallery which contains mural locations and fun information we learned during a curated tour:
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