Recent Streetsblog LA posts about Art

HOLA Brings Youth Art to City Bus Benches

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A few months ago I noticed some intriguing art appearing on bus benches in my neighborhood between MacArthur Park and Lafayette Park, where Wilshire got its start as a dirt road through a barley field that Gaylord Wilshire named after himself and gave to the city of Los Angeles.* All the benches carried the logo […]

Carving Out “Sacred” Space for Culture in the Streets

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Although the pilgrimage route along Crenshaw Blvd. was short—0.8 miles, to be exact, it was rich in meaning. The mission was the dedication of Patrick Henry Johnson’s 40×40 ft. mural, Elixir, to the community. Led by the artist, approximately 25 “pilgrims” made their way from Starbucks towards the group of supporters and artists already waiting […]