There is no doubt that the murals we see and love throughout Huntington Beach are beautiful, but each one can be appreciated for reasons far beyond its beauty. The arts as a whole can be a useful tool for economic development at the local level, as it can engage community members and increase foot traffic and tourism to a particular area.
Huntington Beach has embraced the arts as a strategy for tapping into community talent, driving excitement within the community, and promoting reinvestment in the local economy. A mural you may see on a building or in an alleyway increases the overall attractiveness of its respective space and helps to further cultivate the kind of place where residents and visitors are eager to live and visit.
All in all, murals encourage you to slow down and admire your surroundings. Check out our list of murals worth slowing down and admiring!
Located at 103 Pacific Coast Highway off of 1st Street. Beach Play is a pebble mosaic located on the ADA ramp adjacent to Lifeguard Headquarters. Created by Donna Billick and RockArt in 2004.
Located in Pier Plaza at the intersection of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway. A ceramic tile mural created by Terry Schoonhoven in 1998.
Located at 21073 Pacific Coast Highway at 1st Street at the Junior Lifeguard Building. Created by Donna Billick and RockArt in 2004.
Located at Pacific City (21022 Pacific Coast Highway) on Building A.
Located at Pacific City (21022 Pacific Coast Highway) on Building M. Created by Geoff McFetridge in 2015.
Located at Pacific City (21022 Pacific Coast Highway) on Building G. Created by Melissa Murphy in 2021.
Walkway Butterfly Mural
Located at Norma Gibbs Butterfly Park at 16641 Graham Street between Warner Avenue and Heil Avenue. Created by Heimberger-Hirsch in 1994.
Jack's Surfboards Mural Series
Located in the alleyway behind Jack's Surfboards. Created by Jason Maloney in 2021.
Located in the parking lot of Surf City Methodist Church at 2721 Delaware Street.
Located in the parking lot at 417 Main Street. Created by Alex Varasteh, Julien Bleser, and Ernest Doty.
Surf City Liquor
Located at Surf City Liquor at 327 11th Street. Created by Melissa Murphy in 2021.
Wahoo's Fish Taco on Warner Ave.
Located at Wahoo's Fish Taco at 7891 Warner Avenue.
Amuse 4 Autism
Located at the Denny's at 18477 Beach Blvd. Created by artists Jonathon and Eric on behalf of Amuse 4 Autism.