Valley Glen, California: Great Wall of Los Angeles

World's Longest Mural tells the whole history of the city along a half-mile concrete wall in the flood control channel. Painted over 10 years by hundreds of artists, the detailed illustrations include the Japanese internment during WWII, zoot suit riots, and Communist witch hunts.
Coldwater Canyon Ave., Valley Glen, CA
Runs along Tujunga Wash flood control channel parallel to Coldwater Canyon Ave. between Oxnard St. and Burbank Ave.
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Very cool collaborative mural featuring the work of 400 youth artists. Refreshing and educational to look at as you stroll along the walking path that runs parallel to the mural. It is also amazing that there is absolutely no graffiti covering any of the artwork displayed here!

[Mark Asaro, 06/22/2012]

The colorful, detailed art runs along one side of a flood control channel for a half mile. LA historic scenes depict the shames as well as the triumphs. And what about that giant Thomas Edison, waving a light bulb in one hand and movie film in the other, while a crying corn goddess flies into his ear?

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