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Gallery 38 Before The Paint: West Adams Blvd (Circa 2014) was a multi colored building with For Lease signs and only one active business, "Sabrina's Braids"
Gallery 38 Before The Paint: When construction began, it was an daily effort to keep gang tagging off of the building. Murals were a way to beautify the murals and change how neighbors viewed art.
Norm Maxwell's "Double Dutch" mural greeted the community with smiles of nostalgia and happiness. It drew countless visitors and allowed the community to feel walkable again.
Norm Maxwell's "Double Dutch" mural shown from Burnside Ave, with The Producer BDB and ByFlore mural facing Adams Blvd.
Gallery 38 from the street showing the murals of The Producer BDB, ByFlore and Norm Maxwell.
The final mural by The Producer BDB and ByFlore depicting the late performers Aaliyah and Selena.
Knowledge Bennett's "Cojones" has become a favorite of the neighborhood attracting thousands of visitors since its inception. Many other artists have even added their additions around the artwork.
J.C. Rivera poses for a picture with business owner of JC Tires, Israel "Papi" Escamilla.
View of J.C. Rivera's "The Bear Champ from Burnside Ave.
Along with the vivid color and detail, Ador decided it would be fun to add a message to all of the visitors to the mural. Can you guess what it means from the key below?
Ador and Semor take a photo with the StreetWise LA team behind Daddy's Burritos in front of their mural on Adams.
AngelOnce lined the background of his mural with the words that meant most to him including his name, son and fellow artist BAM ONE and names of friends and family in his paint crew. View from Burnside Ave.
"Rise of the Elephants" by AngelOnce added loads of color and friendly animals that the kids of the neighborhood loved. Angel had a solo show at Gallery 38 in July of 2015. View from Burnside Ave.
Gobs One's infamous "Goblin" in progress. View from Burnside Ave. on JC Tires.
Jaq Dutch, Yenna Hill and Israel "Papi" Escamilla pose for a photo in front of the collaborative panels at JC Tires.
MDMN takes a photo in the infamous "BAIN" pose as he prepares the mural for the Gallery 38 building.
MDMN’s solo exhibition titled ‘PARA’ alluded to both ‘paradise’ and ‘pairs’. This struggle in “paradise”, experienced by countless artists, told in pairs of artwork depicting heroes and villains.
Focusing on contributing to neighborhoods worldwide with large animated insight into his world of illustration of super heroes and encourage creativity, just like your favorite superhero.
Todd Pierce and wife Jan, as they prepare the Astronaut" mural on Daddy's Burritos.
Going away from the paint, Todd uses his love for sign making and printing to create a 3D version of his "Astronaut" work for Daddy's Burritos on Adams Blvd.
Aaron Bleep uses graffiti techniques and different forms of language to communicate his works of art to the public.
Jaq prepares the sketches and dimensions for her "TROG LIFE" mural for her solo show at Gallery 38 in October 2015.
Full view of "TROG LIFE" mural by Jaq Dutch on Burnside Ave.
Due to the inconsistency of the ridges of the gate, Alloyius turned to oil pens to finish the mural. Although tedious, Alloyius finished it out in less than a day.
Found on streets from L.A. to Miami, UncuttArt has made his "Protect You Heart" stencils a fixture in public art scenes and Instagram photos.
As an ode to the originators of street art, Sei used the street lightpoles to create the iconic device that started the culture, A Krylon spray can.
Tommy Fiendish used calligraphy and storytelling along with bold coloring the introduce his work to West Adams.
Gobs One mixes colors to prepare his infamous "Goblin" for the collaborative mural with AngelOnce and GoopMassta behind Gallery 38 in West Adams.
AngelOnce builds his iconic pink elephant character in a collaborative mural with Gobs One and GoopMassta at Gallery 38 in West Adams.
GoopMassta works on his character addition to the mural with Gobs One and AngelOnce at Gallery 38 in West Adams.
AngelOnce, Gobs One and GoopMassta used the mural to bring awareness to the dangers of fast food and what it does to us. This mural is located behind Gallery 38 on Burnside Ave.
After a few days of spray and rollers going every which way, the mural started to take shape and the character behind the mask was being developed. View from Burnside Ave on building of JC Tires.
While on a paint break, Himbad sketched out characters for art lovers passing by catching a glimpse of the new mural in West Adams
"Born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx, Edwin Sacasa, aka “Shirt King Phade,” said he started painting trains in 1977 in homage to graffiti pioneer and style master PHASE 2." - Animal New York, 2014
Graffiti artist "TRIXTER" fills in the colors for the "Each One Teach One" mural directed by Phade in West Adams.
Graffiti artist "King Cre8" fills in a character as he surveys for the "Each One Teach One" mural directed by Phade in West Adams.
Graffiti artist "MOWK 7" fills in the colors for the "Each One Teach One" mural directed by Phade in West Adams.
First half of the 40ft "Each One Teach One" mural directed by Phade and painted with TRIXTER, MOWK 7 and King Cre8 in West Adams.
Second half of the 40ft "Each One Teach One" mural directed by Phade and painted with TRIXTER, MOWK 7 and King Cre8 in West Adams.
StartVault uses a water spray to complete a paint blend on his "Josephine Baker" mural for his show "The Vaudevillian" that took place at Gallery 38.
View of "Josephine Baker" mural by StartVault seen from Burnside Ave.
Before he hit the paint, Jake had a pre mural sketch session to determine exactly how he wanted to execute the Bowie Tribute.
Recreated in traditional "DragonBall Z" style by Merten, Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" character was an effective tribute for the West Adams community who celebrated it with several David Bowie classics.
King Saladeen simultaneously worked on a piece for a collector as he prepared the paints for the mural on Burnside Ave.
King Saladeen and fellow artist Skyler Grey share a moment in front of Saladeen's mural in progress on Burnside Ave.
After walking out of his 9-5 job and pursuing his dreams, King Saladeen made it a point to promote the message "Dream Big" to inspire all people to follow their passions.