David Flores To Paint Mandela Mural in Venice Beach for International Mandela Day

Famous LA Street Artist David Flores will paint a Nelson Mandela mural in Venice Beach for International Mandela Day on Thursday, July 17, thru Sunday, July 21.

In celebration of International Nelson Mandela Day, world-renowned street artist David Flores will paint a mural of Nelson Mandela for his 95th Birthday tomorrow, with a special unveiling reception to be held Sunday, July 21st.

David Flores acrylic paintings and sculptures have many iconic images, including images of late artists such as Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí, Jean-Michael Basquiat and Robert Crumb to name a few, his style surpasses time and cultures.



Most recently, Flores has been busy solidifying himself as one of the world’s top muralists with large scale paintings of his imagery in the streets of Los Angeles, with plans to further demonstrate mural efforts internationally as well.

The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Ultimately, it seeks to empower communities everywhere. “Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day.”

Mural Creation Phase with David Flores

July 17-19; 1-7pm daily

Studio 1-On-1, 2469 Lincoln Blvd. Venice, CA 90291

Music performance by Remi Kabaka and King of Boys
June 21st; 1pm – 8pm, with mural unveiling and remarks at 4pm.
The Venice Love Shack, 2121 Lincoln Blvd. Venice CA 90291

The famous artist joins thousands of global citizens in celebrating Nelson Mandela as a champion of human rights and advocate for positive social change. The Rico’s Get Better Foundation (RGBF) is spearheading the Celebrating Nelson Mandela Day in LA movement with community services events throughout the Los Angeles area from July 17-19th. Branded Arts procured the mural site, secured Flores for the project and is co-hosting the unveiling celebration.

Branded Arts curates art exhibitions by featuring some of the most prolific artists of our time alongside never before seen work from some of LA’s rising stars. Going forward, we would like to commission famous artists to paint public murals and host events at local properties, youth centers, recreation centers, and schools. Our aim is to send an inspirational message to people with these projects, give them a creative outlet, and to always display positive imagery.   With public school budget cutbacks significantly impacting art programs around the country, we feel that it is up to independent organizations like Branded Arts to help facilitate and introduce art to young people.