1.3 MILES OF ART & CULTURE CELEBRATING BLACK LA

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ABOUT

Destination Crenshaw is a 1.3 mile long outdoor art and culture experience celebrating Black Los Angeles

This community-inspired project will use the iconic Crenshaw Boulevard as a canvas and anchor for public art and streetscape design. Destination Crenshaw will be built for, by, and in honor of our community, and will celebrate the historical and contemporary contributions of Black L.A. and the Crenshaw community—the largest black community west of the Mississippi River.

PROJECT DESIGN

Led by renowned architectural firm Perkins+Will, the project will include community gathering spaces, parks, landscape and streetscape improvements, and hundreds of locations for commissioned artwork.

ARTISTS

Destination Crenshaw is being built for and by Black Los Angeles. It is crucial that we highlight the work of local artists and community members, alongside world-renowned artists.

PUBLIC PARTNERS

Imagine cruising down a bustling Crenshaw Boulevard, stopping to admire the community-driven public art enveloping both sides the street, all to the beat of music that represents the culture and people of South LA. That is my vision for Destination Crenshaw, an open-air museum that will engrave the heart and soul of South LA onto one of the most iconic streets in the world. Like Fairfax, Boyle Heights, Koreatown, Little Tokyo and others, our neighborhood should visibly tell the story of our people: our history, our present and our future. We’re building the museum hand-in-hand with community advocates, artists and youth, to create a vibrant public space that will proudly display the significant contributions of Black Los Angeles.

"Destination Crenshaw is being built for and by Black Los Angeles atop a rich history of Black activism. It will be a living celebration to remain standing for decades to come, one so stunning that everyone who visits will call their friends saying, ‘You’ve got to come see this."

Marqueece Harris-Dawson
Councilmember, City of Los Angeles, District Eight

ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN

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Perkins+Will is a leading American architecture and design firm working to create spaces that embody the spirit and image of a community.
Gabrielle Bullock

Gabrielle Bullock

FAIA, NOMA, IIDA, LEED AP
Managing Principal
Phil Freelon

Phil Freelon

FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal/Advisor
Zena Howard

Zena Howard

Principal Architect, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal/Facilitator
Drake Dillard

Drake Dillard

AIA, NOMAC
Project Manager

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Councilmember Harris-Dawson brought together leaders from South LA to ensure that Destination Crenshaw is built for and by the community.

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