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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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  •   SPARC is inspired by a question recently posed by Jaclyn Roessel, the Director of Decolonized Futures & Radical Dreams at the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture: How do we collectively confront the invention of Thanksgiving and take on the myth and falsehoods related to the “founding” of the United States of America?   […]

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  • Remembering Mark Rogovin Muralist, Activist, Author, and Friend to Judy Baca   Rogovin worked alongside Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros in “The March of Humanity” and proceeded to become part of the mural movement in Chicago. Hitting the ground running, he founded the Public Art Workshop and opened the doors for young and aspiring muralists to pursue […]

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  • Apply to be the Summer 2019 Public Art Administration Assistant at SPARC  through the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program!  SPARC has partnered with the Getty Foundation’s Undergraduate Internship Program since 2010: Aiming to increase diversity in and provide support for Los Angeles-area museums and visual arts organizations, the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program has funded substantive, full-time […]

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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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  • MuralShield™is able to restore pigments back to their original vibrancy on weathered murals. Use MuralShield™on murals with damaged binders where pigments cannot hold up to water washing.     “Home is Little Tokyo” is a community mural, located on the Japanese Village Plaza on Central Avenue, that depicts the rich history of Little Tokyo over the […]

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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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