Murals of La Jolla was conceived in 2010 to commission public art projects throughout La Jolla and to bring contemporary art into the community. An Art Advisory Committee, comprised of the heads of La Jolla's major visual arts organizations, invites an international roster of artists to create new artworks, all located on private property and privately funded.
Tours are free and registration is required. Tours are limited to a maximum of 35 guests and last for approximately 90 minutes. Guided walking tours of the Murals of La Jolla leave from the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library at 5:30pm.
Fifteen murals are currently on view, and each tour features more than half of these. It is a gentle walk around the village, but we ask participants to please wear comfortable shoes. Participants in the tour are responsible for their own safety.
The program demonstrates that commissioning artists to create works for public spaces brings energy and vitality to a community. Over the past eleven years, large-scale artworks have appeared in a variety of locations throughout the village of La Jolla, some prominently displayed while others are tucked away in more discreet locations. To date, works by Terry Allen, John Baldessari, Math Bass, Mel Bochner, Mark Bradford, Kelsey Brookes, Sandra Cinto, Roman De Salvo, June Edmonds, Kota Ezawa, Gajin Fujita, Anya Gallaccio, Robert Ginder, Raul Guerrero, Ann Hamilton, Steven Hull, Robert Irwin / Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Isaac Julien, Nina Katchadourian, Alex Katz, Byron Kim / Victoria Fu, Jean Lowe, Kim MacConnel, Heather Gwen Martin, Ryan McGinness, Roy McMakin, Beatriz Milhazes, Richard Allen Morris, Catherine Opie, Julian Opie, Marcos Ramirez ERRE, Gabriella Sanchez, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Fred Tomaselli, Monique van Genderen, and William Wegman have been installed throughout La Jolla.
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The murals on view are outside and accessible at any time. CLICK HERE to view a map of the murals, and CLICK HERE to view a self-guided tour document.