Los Angeles has an abundance of street art, especially DTLA and in the DTLA Arts District. I, like many others, view “street art” as artwork in a public space that has a generally pleasing design. Contrast that with typical street-gang graffiti, which was primarily composed of unique typefaces and dominated the public realm prior to 2000. Graffiti is considered by most denizens as blight. Street art adds value to the public realm. Check out some great examples here: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/lastreetart/. A large portion of DTLA street art has been painted on industrial buildings.