Lilly Larsen Community Murals

 Lilly Larsen Community MuralsMany moons ago, self-described Adolescent Activist and member of United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council, Lily Larsen, shared her desire with TNN to create murals on the walls of various businesses in our community.  She succesfully manifested her vision and worked with various artists to create murals on numerous sites in…

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Iconic Black Panther Mural

Iconic Black Panther Mural  To Serve and Protect 11th Ave and Franklin Blvd in Jefferson Park  

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DESTINATION: PICO- Pico Signal Box Art Project

DESTINATION: PICO- Pico Signal Box Art Project Pico Signal Box Art Project was conceived by destination:PICO to give a voice to local artists. DP participated in every aspect of the project from artist selection, box preparation, supply distribution, documentation and celebration planning. The artwork was sponsored by CD 10 and the LA Department of Cultural Affairs. LA Commons…

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OCHI PROJECTSOchi Projects is a contemporary art gallery located at 3301 W. Washington Blvd and 3rd Ave. across from Surfas. Pauli Ochiopened the gallery in June 2015, moving to Los Angeles from Ketchum, Idaho, where she had grown up watching her parents run a contemporary art gallery. After moving to Los…

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Band of Vices Founder and Creative Director Terrell Tilford - The Interview

Band of Vices Founder and Creative Director Terrell Tilford - The Interview{jcomments off}Since opening their West Adams location in May of last year, Band of Vices has emerged as one of the most relevant and well-curated independent art galleries that South Los Angeles has to offer. From the Afro-Futurism of April Bey to the Multidisciplinary Surrealism of Chelle Barbour to the…

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LACMA VISITS WEST ADAMS, WEST ADAMS VISITS LACMA{jcomments off}Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has discovered it is surrounded by engaged communities working to make their neighborhoods better and safer. In an effort to bring greater awareness in those communities to the rich cultural resources at the museum, they have begun a community outreach program.  …

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START Los Angeles. Washington and Western Busts a Move

START Los Angeles. Washington and Western Busts a MoveWashington Blvd. just east of Western has experienced an explosion of art, murals and coffee.Property owners Steve Wallis and Eileen Ehmann have partnered with Terry Guy, CEO of Monorex, and with the owners of the newly launched Alibi Coffee Company,  Derek Jaeschke and Will Hyndman,  to create START Los Angeles.…

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Painted Brain Comes to Pico Community

Painted Brain Comes to Pico Community When TNN heard about Painted Brain, a unique arts group opening up in the Pico/Fairfax community, we immediately rushed artist Phil America over to get an interview with David Leon, who co-founded the organization with Eli Israelian.TNN:    Can you describe Painted Brain's mission? Painted Brain/David Leon:  Sure. To quote…

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Hilde L.A.

Hilde L.A.Walking into the unassuming bi-level gallery on Washington Boulevard, I could not escape the feeling that I was entering a space with no ceiling.  Once I started talking to Hilde Lynn Helphenstein, the director, owner, and curator of the Hilde L.A. gallery, I quickly realized why. The gallery is…

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Washington Boulevard Gets a Face Lift

Washington Boulevard Gets a Face LiftA walk down the Washington Boulevard of the past would land today‚Äôs resident in the midst of a vibrant arts scene. They would rub shoulders with famous residents sashaying down the street on their way to opening night at the theatre. They would share a drink with the musicians playing at…

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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