The Melrose Business Improvement District is launching an initiative that would increase the number of walls along Melrose that are adorned with public art. Curated by street artist and reality TV show host Justin BUA, the Melrose Mural Project is will center around 10 to 15 walls and aims to hook up new artists with the veteran CBS crew, which has painted on Melrose for decades, with the ultimate goal of turning the stretch of Melrose between Highland and Fairfax into a "museum of street art," says the Beverly Press.
The Melrose Mural Project would involve painting over some existing murals, adding to others, and creating new ones on virgin walls; the BID will work with property owners, the city, and artists to smooth the path (the city only legalized murals in 2013). Once it's all done, an app could be created to act as a virtual docent, guiding visitors along the street.
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