The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the unveiling of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Mural, designed to commemorate, and celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame. The mural will beautify the wall along Hollywood Boulevard adjacent to the Roosevelt Hotel for the next three years. It is designed to entice and engage locals and visitors to Hollywood and encourage the return of our exciting and thriving community that is Hollywood.
This extraordinary and beautiful 100’ long artwork is a tribute to Hollywood and the Hollywood Walk of Fame designed by Ian Roberston-Salt (Anthroe) and curated by L.A. Art Share. In order to create this mixed media mural which consists of a detailed graphic design mesh banner and painted imagery, Robertson-Salt conducted months of comprehensive research on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and met with the Walk of Fame Mural Committee that was created to gather and incorporate community input.
The mural tells a comprehensive story of the history of Walk of Fame from its creation to its persistence through the pandemic, capturing the ages, the diversity and the beauty of the Walk of Fame and its recipients since the first star belonging to director Stanley Kramer was placed on the sidewalk in 1960.
“We’re so excited to bring this historic piece of artwork to Hollywood Boulevard. We feel honored to be able to celebrate Hollywood’s rich and diverse history with this incredible Walk of Fame Anniversary mural” said Rana Ghadban, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “In partnership with Art Share L.A. and Anthroe, one of L.A.’s most innovative artists, we have chosen to depict some of our everlasting Hollywood icons. And with the reopening right around the corner, we look forward to seeing locals and tourists alike reconnect and rediscover the Hollywood experience.”
The official unveiling will take place in a private ceremony on Friday, June 11, 2021, of both the 60th Anniversary of the Walk of Fame and the 100th Anniversary of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Both the ceremony and reception will be by invite-only to comply with County and City guidelines, but the mural is open to the public to enjoy, take photos with, and learn about the in-depth history of the Walk of Fame.
A special thanks to our partners the Hollywood Historic Trust, Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood Museum, Hollywood Partnership, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and Variety