Photos of cool urban art in the Village of La Jolla.

Photographer and model next to One Pointed Attention, 2014, by artist Kelsey Brookes, in La Jolla.
Photographer and model next to One Pointed Attention, 2014, by artist Kelsey Brookes, on a wall in La Jolla.

Here are some photos of cool art seen while walking about the streets of La Jolla. More specifically, the Village of La Jolla–the central business and cultural district which is the heart of this wonderful community.

La Jolla is an affluent part of San Diego, so there seem to be art galleries wherever one roams. But there are also many eye-catching street murals and works of urban art.

This collection of photos is far from comprehensive. These are just photos taken during several semi-random walks around The Village (including today). That’s the way this blog usually operates!

Classic religious imagery floats above entrance to Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church in La Jolla.
Classic religious imagery floats above entrance to Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church in La Jolla.
A funny walrus and frightened fish along the roof of a shop on Pearl Street.
A funny walrus and frightened fish along the roof of a shop on Pearl Street.
Trashcan street art depicts Native American, whose headdress contains feathers spelling place names.
Trashcan street art depicts Native American, whose headdress contains feathers spelling place names.
Urban art on a La Jolla trashcan shows a boldly colorful Southwestern scene, with mountains and cacti.
Urban art on a La Jolla trashcan shows a boldly colorful Southwestern scene, with mountains and cacti.
A female face painted on a La Jolla garbage container.
A female face painted on a La Jolla garbage container.
Another similar face, composed of different hues.
Another similar face, composed of different hues.
This eye-boggling street mural on Fay Avenue is Sexy Cash, 2015, by Mark Bradford.
This eye-boggling street mural on Fay Avenue is Sexy Cash, 2015, by Mark Bradford.
Most street numbers on city buildings are plain and boring. Not 910 Prospect Street!
Most street numbers on city buildings are plain and boring. Not 910 Prospect Street!
Unusual human sculpture sits near the sidewalk outside La Jolla's Madison Gallery.
Unusual human sculpture sits near the sidewalk outside La Jolla’s Madison Gallery.
Another strange figure squats nearby.
Another strange figure squats nearby.
This cool horse outside a Madison Gallery window was created with large pieces of junk and old machine parts.
This cool horse outside a Madison Gallery window was created with large pieces of junk and old machine parts.
A close-up photo of the imaginative horse sculpture.
A close-up photo of the imaginative horse sculpture.
On Prospect Street, a long narrow mysterious mural and a single underwater eye. Whale, 2014, Nina Katchadourian.
On Prospect Street, a long narrow mysterious mural and a single underwater eye. Whale, 2014, Nina Katchadourian.
Some interesting metal artwork above a store entrance depicts a sailboat and palm trees.
Some interesting metal artwork above a store entrance depicts a sailboat and palm trees.
It's Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham! This fun art is outside the Legends Gallery in La Jolla, where popular children's book author Theodor Geisel lived.
It’s Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham! This fun art is outside the Legends Gallery in La Jolla, the town where popular children’s book author Theodor Geisel lived.
A canvas out on public display in front of the Contemporary Fine Art Gallery in the central business area sometimes called Village of La Jolla.
A canvas out on public display in front of the Contemporary Fine Art Gallery in the central business area sometimes called Village of La Jolla.
Someone walking down Herschel Avenue said she hated this giant mural! It's Blah, Blah, Blah, 2015, by Mel Bochner. Perhaps it gave her the blahs.
Someone walking down Herschel Avenue said she hated this giant mural! It’s Blah, Blah, Blah, 2015, by Mel Bochner. Perhaps it gave her the blahs.
I personally like this mural of a darkly glowing tall ship. at Sea, 2012, Ann Hamilton.
I personally like this mural of a darkly glowing tall ship. It’s titled “at Sea” and was created in 2012 by Ann Hamilton.
A cool fish dangles in front of the Herringbone Restaurant.
A cool fish dangles in front of the Herringbone Restaurant.
Large, unusual metal sculptures in front of the Tasende Gallery in La Jolla.
Large, unusual metal sculptures in front of the Tasende Gallery in La Jolla.
Hummingbird artwork on a bench near a sidewalk, and a rose.
Hummingbird artwork on a bench near a sidewalk, and a rose.
Hammering Man by Jonathan Borofsky at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego...in La Jolla. I believe years ago this motorized sculpture stood near America Plaza downtown.
Hammering Man by Jonathan Borofsky at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s location in La Jolla. I believe years ago this motorized sculpture stood near America Plaza downtown.
I don't know what this egg-like object is. If you do, please leave a comment!
I don’t know what this egg-like object is. If you do, please leave a comment! . . . According to Corey Lynn Fayman (read his novel Border Field Blues), the artist is Andy Goldsworthy!

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Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

12 thoughts on “Photos of cool urban art in the Village of La Jolla.”

  1. I believe that egg-shaped object is by Andy Goldsworthy, an artist whose specialty is ephemeral sculptures made from elements of nature. There’s a great documentary about him called ‘Rivers and Tides’

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  2. The last time I was in La Jolla I took a picture of the Blah, Blah, Blah wall. It intrigued me and I thought there just may be a blog post in it… hidden somewhere. Great photos as usual! Maybe after Labor Day (when the tourists go home) I’ll make it back there to see the other art I missed.

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