Artist Tones has taken over an alley in East Hollywood and he and other artists change it seasonally and for holidays: Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Christmas…
Street artists in the holiday spirit have struck in East Hollywood and Silver Lake to decorate the streets for Christmas.
A group of artists took over a small alley and decked it out with Christmas cheer. Tones’ Jack Skellington from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” ushers you into the alley. A few steps in reveals a snowman, presents and Christmas tree.
Self, a great writer and member of CBS crew, styled the lettering like ribbon candy and used candy cane stripes for the fill. Fresh.
A googly eyed Cookie Monster by STP MSK dons a Santa hat and munches a cookie near the end of the wall while a sleigh and falling snowflakes bookend it all.
Not too far away, Tones converted his Dia de los Muertos mural into Jack Skellington and Sally watching over Fountain Ave. Vines growing up the wall were turned into Christmas trees with a little paint for snow and real tinsel, incorporating what was already there into the design.
Where there once was a sugar skull, is now an icy winter vortex surrounded by candy canes, gifts and holly.
Thanks to these artists, we have urban festivity this time of year. Happy holidays!