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Destination Crenshaw Opens Call-For-Artists For Historic, First-Of-Its-Kind Black Art And Culture Experience
By Sentinel News Service
Published August 30, 2018

Marqueece Harris-Dawson | Caption: Council-member Marqueece Harris-Dawson chats with community members.

On Monday, Destination Crenshaw, a public art and culture experience celebrating Black L.A., opened its first call-for-artists to submit qualifications for the 1.1-mile open-air museum. The project will feature both permanent and rotating 2-D and 3-D art installations highlighting the unique contributions of African Americans to art, culture and political life in Los Angeles.

“We’re excited to see the brilliant and creative proposal submissions that will be developed by the incredibly talented artist we have in Los Angeles,” said historian and senior curator, Larry Earl. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of something really special to the Black community. Our hope is that a wide range of artists will jump at the opportunity to join this truly historic project.”

Zena Howard | Caption: Lead Architect Zena Howard chats with community members about Destination Crenshaw.

There will be art opportunities for murals, sculptures, fencing, bike racks, utility boxes, and more. Both rising stars and artists with decades of experience are encouraged to apply. Submissions should reflect the cultural, political, and historical importance of Black Los Angeles to the city and world.

The deadline to respond to the open call is October 3, 2018. Destination Crenshaw is slated to open coinciding with the opening of the Crenshaw/LAX Line. To learn more about the call-for-artists, visit http://destinationcrenshaw.la/index.php/callforartists/

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