What is a Mural?
A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface. It comes from the Latin word murus, which means wall. Murals often show the concerns, hopes, values and memories of the community where the murals are painted.
A distinguishing characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into the picture.
Some wall paintings are painted on large canvases, which are then attached to the wall (e.g.with marouflage). Whether these works can be accurately called "murals" is a subject of some controversy in the art world, but the technique has been in common use since the late 19th century.
Making A Positive Impact One Wall At A Time
Hermosa Beach Murals Project is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit foundation #27-1662126 dedicated to improving the downtown business corridor of Hermosa Beach through art.