Destination Crenshaw is commissioning an unprecedented 100+ Black Los Angeles artists of various media, including mural, sculpture, illustration, performance, and culturally-stamped infrastructure for permanent and temporary installations in the corridor. As California’s largest Black artists jobs program, the value of this program will provide additional access to resources, mentorship, and professional development opportunities for participating artists.
To build this project, we need YOU and your talent to accomplish our goal.
We are looking for talent living in Black LA who create within various mediums, including murals, sculpture, illustration, creative writing, performance, and culturally stamped infrastructure for permanent and temporary installations in the corridor.
Some projects include:
If you or someone you know is a talent living in Black LA who would be a good fit for the project, please fill out the application below.
This project is centered on uplifting the stories of Black Creatives in LA through a gallery exhibition series where artists will showcase their creative perspectives.These activations will include a series of seasonal exhibitions for which artists will be invited to share and discuss their practice alongside curators, writers, collectors, and others to further engage the surrounding community with the expansive arts market beyond Crenshaw. Participating artists will receive a stipend for exhibiting their work in addition to marketing and development support from the Destination Crenshaw team.
The Destination Crenshaw project will create new sidewalks, 30,000 new square feet of landscaping, six pocket parks, 800+ trees, and culturally stamped street furniture (including outdoor seating, shade structures, bicycle racks, and wayfinding signage).
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In May 2017, Destination Crenshaw was incorporated as an independent non-profit corporation with the purpose of celebrating the history and culture of Black Los Angeles through a 1.3 mile-long art and cultural experience along the Crenshaw/LAX Line. The Destination Crenshaw project will act as a counterbalance to gentrification, solidifying the Crenshaw neighborhood by supporting legacy businesses and fostering a Black creative economic and cultural hub.
Destination Crenshaw’s mission is to improve the quality of life and revitalize the economy in South Los Angeles through arts and culture.