What do you get when a city council member's office, two art nonprofits and an outdoor media company come together and agree on something? What you get is this terrific Los Angeles Public Art Project.
Having led the effort to adopt a new Mural Ordinance for the City of Los Angeles, 14th District Councilmember and strong advocate for public art Jose Huizar wanted to create a new public art project in his District. Read more>>
HOLA Brings Youth Art to City Bus Benches
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 HOLA Public Art Project. This struck a cord as I remembered a space on the ground level of the Wilshire Royale apartment building (NE corner of Wilshire/Rampart) that in the past had been a venue of restaurants and clubs. More recently unoccupied, the building had suddenly sported the HOLA logo in its window and signs of new life Read more>>
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