Signs from the Heart: California’s Chicano Murals

SPARC is proud to present a special exhibition on Chicano murals in California. The resistance, resilience, and cultural pride of Chicano murals continues to empower generations and to influence public art in our cities. SPARC maintains the largest archive on public art and muralism in Los Angeles, and we are pleased to bring original archival images of Chicano murals to the public through a virtual gallery exhibition.


The Patchwork Healing Blanket

Piece by Piece and Country by Country

Artworks from Left to Right: “El patriarcado va a caer” by Ivonne Ortiz, “Hablar, Perdonar, Curar” (Speak, Forgive, Heal) by Lourdes Almeida, “Sanar la mente evitaria violencia” by Martha López Garcia, and “La mujer migrante solo deja su casa por condiciones extremas” by Ma. Yolanda Chávez Martínez

Virtual Gallery Exhibition – Opening August 8, 2020 4pm PST

Go to Exhibition


Walkthrough SPARC’s latest exhibition. SPARC Ahora, previously scheduled to open April 1st, can now be experienced at home through a virtual walkthrough of our Dúron Gallery. The exhibition captures the contemporary work of SPARC today. Featured work includes: SPARC’s art education program, art & activism workshops, mural restorations and much more. We hope to continue to inspire and encourage creativity as you share in the work SPARC is so proud to be a part of.

Music: Jerus by septahelix



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The Red Room is a second floor open space with great lighting, large windows lending to the fresh ocean air, and a/v. Great for conferences, retreats, private gallery hangings, workshops, and meetings. The space is 25 x 27 with an adjacent bathroom on the second floor of the Historic Venice Police Station. Home to many of the City’s murals, this space offers plenty of history throughout its building, including a gallery of rotating artworks, performances, and in progress public art productions. Located next to two large free public parking lots, with a community garden, and plenty of public space to relax in. The Red Room has its own entrance up two flights of stairs and is not ADA accessible. Amenities include high quality audio with a 8 channel mixer, digital HD projector and mini computer for presentations, dimmable track lighting, plenty of natural light, all gender bathrooms, plenty of free parking, private entrance, and plenty of folding chairs. The space can comfortably fit 35 sitting and about 40 standing. Walking distance from the beach and hip boutique stores, restaurants and coffee shops on Abbot Kinney.

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