La Mesa, California: The Lips

Easily accessible rock painted like human lips since the 1970s. The acrylic makeup is frequently updated in different lipstick colors.

Address:
7689 High St., La Mesa, CA
Directions:
Technically in La Mesa, but much closer to Lemon Grove. On the north side of High St. at its intersection with Lemon Grove Ave. There's a small park-and-ride lot just west of The Lips, on the south side of High St.
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The Lips.

The Lips

A public art piece of two lips, painted on a rock, has been maintained since the 1970s. Every few months the lips are repainted with a new shade of lipstick. Amazing!

[Grant Leuning, 05/04/2020]

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