Gabba Alley Project

Gabba Alley Project began in 2014 when gallery owner Jason Ostro, dismayed by the prevalence of graffiti and trash in the neighborhood, decided to take action. He had a vision of turning “blight to bright” by decorating local alleys with colorful artwork. He began by painting a mural himself in collaboration with street artist Andrea LaHue (aka Random Act). Before long their single mural of flowers had blossomed into a movement.

Since then Gabba Alley Project has brightened the city with over 110 murals by more than 85 local and international artists. Ostro gets permission from homeowners and businesses and assigns each wall to a volunteer muralist armed with donated paint.

Currently the artwork is focused in four alleys. Three of the alleys are located near the gallery in Historic Filipinotown. The fourth is in Echo Park. It is known as Animal Alley because all the murals depict animals.

Gabba Alley Project has been officially recognized by the City of Los Angeles. Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell awarded certificates of commendation to Gabba Gallery and all the artists who have painted murals.

Numerous local and international media outlets have featured Gabba Alley Project including NBC Nightly News, CBS, the Guardian, Los Angeles Times, LAist, LA Weekly, and more.

We are very grateful to our past corporate sponsors, Blick on Beverly and Light Space & Shadow.

We look forward to beautifying more alleys in the future. If you would like to help us, please make a donation via Fractured Arts or contact us regarding sponsorship.

 Mural: Jennifer Korsen / Photo: Jeffrey Sklan

Mural: Jennifer Korsen / Photo: Jeffrey Sklan

 Mural: DOURONE / Photo: Alissa Walker

Mural: DOURONE / Photo: Alissa Walker

 Mural: Kophns / Photo: Jeffrey Sklan

Mural: Kophns / Photo: Jeffrey Sklan

 Mural: Otto Schade / Photo: Cindy Schwarzstein (Cartwheel Art)

Mural: Otto Schade / Photo: Cindy Schwarzstein (Cartwheel Art)

 Mural: Andrea LaHue aka Random Act, Jason Ostro

Mural: Andrea LaHue aka Random Act, Jason Ostro

 Mural: Liseth.A, LAPIZTOLA

Mural: Liseth.A, LAPIZTOLA

 Mural: WRDSMTH

Mural: WRDSMTH