Announcing the Continuation of The Great Wall Monument

Forthcoming Interpretive Green Bridge at the Great Wall of Los Angeles

February 9, 2021 – Today The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced five new projects to be funded through its monuments initiative. Launched in October 2020, the Monuments Project is the Foundation’s groundbreaking grantmaking effort to reimagine and transform commemorative spaces to celebrate America’s diverse history. “Monuments and memorials powerfully shape our understanding of our country’s past, and determine which narratives we honor and celebrate in the American story,” said Elizabeth Alexander, President of the Mellon Foundation.

The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) is a proud recipient of a three-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the preservation, activation, and expansion of The Great Wall of Los Angeles Monument.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS 2022

SPARC will host its 20th annual Día de los Muertos celebration in collaboration with UCLA Professor Martha Ramirez-Oropeza and more than 100 students! Professor Ramirez-Oropeza will lead a traditional invocation ritual in Nahuatl, Spanish and English at sunset, calling the spirits to join the celebration.⠀

We will be building a community altar and everyone is encouraged to add ofrendas and copies of pictures of their loved ones. Professor Ramirez-Oropeza will lead an invocation ritual in Nahuatl, Spanish and English that calls the spirits to join the celebration, followed by a brief question and answer session.

Date: 20th October 2022, Sunday
Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm
(Doors open at 5.30pm)
Location: SPARC, 685 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

We’ll Bring The Streets To You

In the time of coronavirus, SPARC will be featuring legacy murals in Los Angeles that illuminate local histories or address critical social issues that are becoming even more poignant right now. In this virtual tour series, technology makes Los Angeles murals and works of art accessible to a wider community.

14 Black Muralists in LA You Need To Know

Today, in cities across the United States, we are seeing powerful movements for racial justice and demands for an end to the long and painful history of police brutality against black, brown and indigenous communities. We are taking a moment to honor the artistic legacies of 14 revolutionary black muralists in Los Angeles who have worked for the past 30 years to amplify the voices of black communities in a collective call for justice, dignity, and transformation.