Alta Picks: Public Works

This SoCal town’s murals are all sweet, never sour.

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Lemon Grove Historical Society

Lemon Grove—a small town that has distinguished itself through civic art—is the perfect SoCal mural-hopping destination. Vibrant, beautiful paintings featuring nymphlike faces and colorful flowers cover the building exteriors in one alley; mere blocks away, the Lemon Grove History Mural spans five panels on the wall of the town’s historic general store. Even a nearby highway underpass has been decorated with paintings of indigenous flora and fauna.

This article appears in the Fall 2021 issue of Alta Journal.

Nasim Ghasemiyeh is an assistant editor at Alta Journal.
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