These 9 Murals Will Make You Happy

Let your life imitate this art

Sometimes life will get you down. When that happens, mostly what you want to do is pull your curtains closed, get under a blanket, and binge-watch Netflix until you literally can’t see straight. But let us inspire you to swaddle your body in lycra (you’re feeling down, remember? Stretchy clothes only), get outside, and visit these gorgeous murals, all of which will serve to remind you that (A) art is awesome, (B) the world is not so bad, and (C) beauty exists, even when all you want to do is slide into a House of Cards-and-kettle-corn-induced slumber. Snap a pic in front of these, slap it on your Insta, and you’ll be feeling better in no time.

You Are Beautiful
Artist: Ruben Rojas and Mar
Surf Liquor, 2522 Main St.

A photo posted by Ruben Rojas (@rubenrojas) on

Smiling Heart Wall
Artist: Chris Uphues
Location: Pygmy Hippo Shoppe, 306 N Stanley Ave.

A photo posted by Chris Uphues (@chrisuphues) on

Life Is Beautiful
Artist: Mr. Brainwash
Location: Melrose Ave. and Spaulding Ave.

A photo posted by Mr Brainwash (@mrbrainwash) on

Never Never Give Up
Artist: Mr. Brainwash
Location: La Brea Ave., just south of Hollywood Blvd.

Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself
Location: Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N Spring St.

A photo posted by WRDSMTH (@wrdsmth) on

Dream Big
Artist: Marisabel Bazan
Location: John & Pete’s Fine Wine and Spirits, 621 N La Cienega Blvd.

Love Me Anyways
Artist: Padhia
Location: MILK, 7290 Beverly Blvd.

Micheltorena Heart Stairs
Artist: Corinne Carrey
Location: Micheltorena St. and Sunset Blvd.

A photo posted by @corinnecarrey on

Never Forget Where You Came From
Artist: Jonas Never
Location: Clutch Restaurant, 427 Lincoln Blvd.

A photo posted by rondarousey (@rondarousey) on

Editor’s note: Both murals by Mr. Brainwash have since been removed.