The Queen of Tejano, Selena Quintanilla, may not have been a Los Angeles native but that’s part of what makes her special—her ability to touch the lives of people well beyond her hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas.
It’s been more than two decades since her 1995 murder, but Selena’s legacy lives on through fan gatherings, tribute acts, screenings of her namesake movie, and murals around the country and around the world. Last year, Mayor Garcetti proclaimed that November 3 is officially Selena Day, so it’s no wonder the Chicana legend is well represented on walls throughout the city.
And because #AnythingForSelenas, we rounded up all the murals we could find around L.A. for you to celebrate her legacy (and pose for the ‘gram).
Vin Scully Ave.https://www.instagram.com/p/BmuAEIngWyr/?hl=en
Artist Gustavo Zermeño Jr. is responsible for many murals around L.A. He’s painted Aretha Franklin, Lebron James, Martin Luther King Jr., and Kobe Bryant, Zermeño Jr. has added a Selena Quintanilla in a Dodger jacket, mural on Vin Scully Avenue. The perfect photo-op before heading to a Dodgers game in Echo Park.
1600 Sunset Blvd.https://www.instagram.com/p/BHpxz29j2_-/
At the corner of Echo Park Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, on the wall outside Echo Park Fashion, you’ll find a three-in-one IG opportunity with a mural of Selena, Frida Kahlo, and Dolores Huerta, signed by artists @hengone and @la_steez.
102 N. Boyle Ave.https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl3gwzFDHdm/?hl=en
If you’re ever in Boyle Heights visiting the newly opened Latinx fashion brand Hija de tu Madre‘s showroom, don’t forget to snap a photo in front of their also freshly painted mural of Selena by animation artist Joy.
2800 E. 4th St.https://www.instagram.com/p/BYobh-kDuqy/
L.A.’s Eastside seems to be full of the best Selena murals around, so here’s another one while you’re in Boyle Heights—it’s right outside Ray & Roy’s Market.
3540 N. Mission Rd.https://www.instagram.com/p/zQiz--Ahgf/
Create your own fotos y recuerdos in front of this mural of the Queen of Tejano, at Plaza de La Raza in Lincoln Heights.
7650 Central Ave.https://www.instagram.com/p/BYpJ1GVnNXV/
Next time you’re in South Central Los Angeles, take a photo in front of a massive and doll-like version of Selena by Latina graffiti artist Sand One.
Van Nuys Blvd.https://www.instagram.com/p/BdTZsbenqLa/
Ever find yourself deep in the San Fernando Valley? You have to check out the stretch of Van Nuys Boulevard that’s sprinkled with vibrant murals of everyone from Danny Trejo to Ritchie Valens—and Selena herself.
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