Outpost for Contemporary Art is part of a burgeoning art scene in Northeast L.A. The Highland Park-based Full Dollar Project seeks to contribute to the sense of collective pride that exists in the community.
In 2001, Richard Ankrom was widely recognized as a guerrilla artist by the media for his installation of North and Interstate 5 traffic signage along the 110 Freeway, however, few may know him as a sign painter.
More than any other neighborhood in Los Angeles, Highland Park's cyclical history can be seen as a microcosm of the evolution of our city as a whole, each era creating the context from the the next generation emerges.
Located at 1268 N. Ave 50 at York Blvd, Outpost's Highland Park headquarters is the meeting ground for this exciting collaborative exchange between visiting artist-in-residence, X. Andrade, and the project's local participants....
While researching the history and culture of sign painting in Highland Park, we have explored and documented the facades of local businesses on York Blvd. Many illustrations associated with the signs we see feature an impressive amount of detail...
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