Public Art | KCET
Public art on or about the L.A. River includes sculpture, poetry, murals, graffiti, mosaics, and performance art, making the river an open-air gallery of history and cultural expression for the city.
Some of our favorites to get you started:
This life-size bronze statue, located at the
Guardians of the River Gate by Michael Amescua 1999
Located in The Anza Picnic Area of The Glendale Narrows, and named after the leader of the first overland colonizing expedition from Sonora to San Francisco, in 1775, this gate serves both a tribute and a welcoming entrance to the river.
The Great Wall of Los Angeles by Various Artists
Started in 1974 and completed over five summers, this mural depicts the history of Los Angeles, with emphasis on people of color, from prehistoric times through the 1950s. Conceived by Judith F. Baca and carried out by community members, this project is coordinated by the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC).
Nearly a decade later, public policy professionals and academics have worked to unravel the complex factors that led to the 2008 housing crisis and why minorities and women proved particularly vulnerable.
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