ABOUT

 Destination Crenshaw is a reparative development project and will be the largest Black public art project in the U.S. and quite possibly the world. Ultimately, the project will commission more than 100 works by Black artists who have strong ties to Los Angeles, creating a pipeline of work and jobs for emerging, seasoned and internationally renowned artists. But the project is so much more than art. It’s mission is nothing less than to pplace a cultural stamp of Blackness on Crenshaw Boulevard – a stamp akin to those in Chinatown, Mariachi Plaza, Koreatown and other ethnic enclaves.

In addition to art, new pocket parks will line the project site, providing spaces for gathering, rest and conversation as well as community healing, protest and celebration. With a commitment to environmental equity, we will reforest the boulevard, planting more than 800 trees and developing over 30,000 square feet of sustainable landscaping. The project is also designed to fuel construction careers, thanks to the inclusion of an unprecedented 70% local hiring requirement in our construction contract. And lastly, providing technical support to the small business along the corridor is, and will remain, central to our work. Small businesses are our community’s lifeblood!

 

When completed in the fall of 2022, Destination Crenshaw’s innovative vision will be a testament to the past, present and future of LA’s Black community.

DC STAFF & GOVERNING BOARD

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Jason Foster

President and COO

TerrickGutierrez

Terrick Gutierrez

Arts & Engagement Associate

Deborah Bryant

Deborah Bryant

Board Member

George Fatheree

George Fatheree III

Board Member

Berlinda

Berlinda

Fontenot-Jameson

Board Member

Partners

LA City Council
District 8

Perkins & Will

Studio-MLA

PCL Construction

D2 Workroom

RISE PR Firm

AM PR Group

2nd Call

Destination Crenshaw Community Advisory Council

Destination Crenshaw

Adam Ayala
Alberto Retana
Allison Agsten
Archer One
Ben Caldwell
Darnell Hunt
Drake Dillard
Felicia Filer

James Burk
Jill Moniz
Jorge Peniche
V. Joy Simmons, MD
Judith Baca
Karen Mack
Kohshin Finley
Larry Earl

Leroy Hamilton
Mandla Kayise
Mark Greenfield
Naima Keith
Ron Finley
Tafarai Bayne

Public Art Curatorial Committee

Naima

Naima Keith

Vice President of Education and Public Programs at LACMA

Ron

Ron Finley

Founder of the Ron Finley Project, gardener and community activist

Jill

Dr. Jill Moniz

Public Art Director for the City of Los Angeles

Larry

Larry Earl

Owner of 1619 Exhibits

Amanda

Amanda Hunt

Director of Public Programs and Creative Practice at Luca Museum

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Adam Ayala

Founder of Smile South Central

Felicia

Felicia Filer

Public Art Director for the City of Los Angeles

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Marcus Mitchell

Independent Public Art Consultant

Public Art Curatorial Committee

Naima

Naima Keith

Vice President of Education and Public Programs at LACMA

Ron

Ron Finley

Founder of the Ron Finley Project, gardener and community activist

Jill

Dr. Jill Moniz

Public Art Director for the City of Los Angeles

Larry

Larry Earl

Owner of 1619 Exhibits

Amanda

Amanda Hunt

Director of Public Programs and Creative Practice at Luca Museum

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Adam Ayala

Founder of Smile South Central

Felicia

Felicia Filer

Public Art Director for the City of Los Angeles

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Marcus Mitchell

Independent Public Art Consultant

Joy

V. Joy Simmons, MD

Senior Art and Exhibition Advisor