Art'S ARCHIVE

  • The community mural movement of the 1960s is defined by a spirit of creative collaboration and political resistance. The social and political landscape of the 1960s was shaped by powerful movements for social justice, including the Civil Rights Movement and the Chicano Movement. The social fervor that drew artists to the streets was the crucible […]

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  • Astounding numbers of peaceful protesters across America are demanding accountability from law enforcement for the continuous brutalization and murders of Black, Brown and Indigenos civilians, namely starting after the consecutive and mass-publicized murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Angelenos have both heard and seen the aftermath of 1992 protests in response to […]

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  • “Hitting the Wall” Update on Restoration of Judy Baca’s 1984 artwork on the Harbor Freeway As many of you know, the emblematic mural “Hitting the Wall” was egregiously whitewashed in 2019 without the consent of the artist and our founder, Judy Baca. The piece commemorated the first time female runners were allowed to compete in the […]

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  • WINTER MERCADO Mercado at SPARC is a premier holiday night market during the Venice Art Crawl on Friday, December 6th from 6-10 PM. Shop local this season and discover unique artworks and handmade goods by local artists and makers! In addition to our artisan marketplace, visit The Durón Gallery at SPARC for The Box Project […]

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  • Healers of the Central Valley is a series of eight murals focused on health and wellness in California’s Central Valley by Judy Baca and Carlos Rogel of the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC).  Sponsored by the California Endowment, the SPARC team will be completing murals in Bakersfield, Lamont, Merced, Fresno, Armona, Tulare, Modesto, and Stockton. […]

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  • Central Valley Mural Project Last Fall (2018), SPARC began the installation of eight murals throughout the Central Valley on health, wellness and social justice in immigrant and agricultural communities. Sponsored by the California Endowment, the SPARC team will be completing murals in Bakersfield, Lamont, Merced, Fresno, Armona, Tulare, Modesto, and Stockton. Partners include the United Farm Workers, ACT for […]

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  •   Thursday, September 20th SPARC will be participating in this month’s Venice Art Crawl. The VAC’s mission is to preserve the arts in Venice, a place that has historically been known as a vibrant and dynamic art community. Their goal is to share, inspire and promote collaboration within the Venice community through mixers and art events. […]

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  • October 28th | 5:30pm-8pm Join us for our annual Dia de los Muertos event. Once again we will be hosting an invocation to the Spirits led by UCLA students and Professor Martha Ramirez from the UCLA Chicanx Studies Department. Free and open to all!

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