The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA) was founded in 1987 as a community supported organization to preserve and protect Los Angeles’ diverse and culturally historic public mural arts. It was created by a coalition of artists, public art advocates, City of Los Angeles and State of California public officials, and restoration specialists. MCLA built long-term programs to retain mural arts as a part of Los Angeles’ cultural legacy and establish murals as a significant part of the city’s cultural heritage. It advocates for the rights of artists and public art, working with artists to support the integrity of their work. MCLA promotes local artists and public murals in order to sustain Los Angeles as one of the great Mural Capitals in the United States.