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When Windows Become Canvases: Street Art for Social Justice

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: A Historic Mural Will Return to LA

“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

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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De-mystifying Thanksgiving

  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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In Remembrance of Mark Rogovin

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…

SPARC Celebrates Victory for Public Education in LA
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SPARC Celebrates Victory for Public Education in LA

In December of 2018, SPARC hosted a three-day art build in support of UTLA, the United Teachers of Los Angeles union. We partnered with Self Help Graphics and artists including Aise Born, Angelica Becerra, Joe Brusky, Paul Kjelland, Carolyn Knight,  Nicolas Lambert, Daniel Martinez, Erin Yoshi of Trust Your Struggle, Ernesto Yerena, Leila Lujan, Louis…

Venice Boardwalk Mural ‘Endangered Species’ by Emily Winters to Receive Needed Restoration
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Venice Boardwalk Mural ‘Endangered Species’ by Emily Winters to Receive Needed Restoration

Emily Winters’ iconic mural on the Venice Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Front Walk and Park Ave, ‘Endangered Species’ will be restored next week by SPARC’s Mural Rescue team with support from the Venice Arts Council Endangered Art Fund, local Park Place residences, and the W. S. Scharff Foundation. Muralist and activist Emily Winters painted the…

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Summer 2019 Internship at SPARC! In partnership with the Getty Foundation.

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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California Endowment: Central Valley Mural Project

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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Conversations with Judy Baca & Anna Indych-López at the Hammer Museum

  The Hammer Museum says of Judy Baca and Anna Indych-Lopez, author of Judith F. Baca, “Artist Judy Baca is best known for The Great Wall of Los Angeles (1976–83), a mural that presents a multiracial history of California. The project—involving hundreds of community youth and artists in its conception, realization, and recent restoration—exemplifies Baca’s…

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MuralShield™

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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Visit SPARC during the Venice Art Crawl

  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….