DESTINATIONCRENSHAW

CELEBRATING OUR LEGACY
BUILDING OUR FUTURE

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THE VISION: 1.3 MILES OF ART & CULTURE CELEBRATING BLACK LA

We are stamping Crenshaw Boulevard, the spine of Los Angeles’ Black community, with a transformative infrastructure project that will boost our community through economic development, job creation, and environmental healing, while elevating Black art and culture.

When completed, Destination Crenshaw will be the place to experience the most dynamic expression of Black American culture in the United States. A 1.3-mile stretch of Crenshaw Boulevard will be transformed from an area that has long deserved economic investment and strategic urban planning, into a thriving commercial corridor linked by architecturally stunning community spaces and pocket parks, hundreds of newly planted trees, and over 100 commissioned works of art.

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CLAIMING OUR SPACE

The Crenshaw District is the cradle of Black American creativity. Who we are – our joy, our strength, and our struggle – is rooted in this neighborhood. We are unapologetically Black, and we want the world to know it. With beautifully designed community spaces, new murals, iconic sculptures, world-class landscaping and architecture and artistic programming, Destination Crenshaw is a commitment to our cultural and spacial permanence. It is a place to honor Black triumphs, build Black futures, and make a statement celebrating our present and our presence.

BUILDING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

The project is designed to serve as a catalyst for economic development. With an unprecedented commitment to local hiring and robust small business support, the project will build a pipeline of Black talent in the construction trades, support entrepreneurship on the corridor and promote creative talent through programming for years to come. As a result, our community will directly benefit from the improvements we make together.

HONORING OUR STORY

With more than 100 public artworks – made for us, by us – the project is the largest public/private Black art program in the U.S. The works of the artists, all of whom have ties to LA, will cement our legacy of Black creativity and illustrate the dynamism of our journey forward. In total, four new acres of cultural open spaces will dramatically repair, revitalize, and sustain the Crenshaw Corridor – The most important commercial corridor in South Los Angeles, the most iconic Black business corridor in Los Angeles, and the heart of the largest Black community on the West Coast.

The Genesis

An Unapologetically Black Project

Black Los Angeles isn't a place to pass through, it is the place to be. This project is a testament to our past, commitment to our present and model for our future.

Our Community

Behind The Build

Go behind the scenes with the professionals working to make Destination Crenshaw a reality.

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