New Mural at El Paseo South Gate!

El Paseo partnered with world-renown artist Bumblebee to bring vibrant colors, new energy and inspirational art to El Paseo. We are thrilled he painted this custom mural title First Star I See Tonight, for our community. We hope the mural brings you joy and excitement. We invite you to come take your picture alongside this amazing new mural!

Bumblebee mural southgate

Born in Downey, California
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
Born and raised in the southeastern part of the Los Angeles County, he uses the technique of stenciling and mixed media to create images of children on unloved walls of his hometown. Considerate and thoughtful, Bumblebee’s work also deals with issues such as child homelessness and the impact of modernity on nature. Despite the seriousness of his subject matter, his works are not heavy. Instead, they are whimsical, playful and exude a sense of childish innocence, freedom and joy.

Bumblebee has completed several high-profile murals including “Keep Up,” at Google headquarters in Venice Beach “Final Cut,” on the KODAK building in Hollywood, “Beach Day” in Santa Monica, and now El Paseo in South Gate!

Bumblebee has been covered by numerous media outlets including LA Weekly; voted best street artist in LA 15′,  TedX Illinois; talks of sculptural work, Wooster Collective, Complex Magazine, & the Downey Patriot (newspaper).

He currently lives and works in Los Angeles. To view Bumblebee’s outdoor artwork and for more information on future limited edition releases, shows and murals, please visit or @bumblebeelovesyou on instagram.

In 2012, a short film was made by Handi Films titled Bumblebeelovesyou, click here to check it out.