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Ed Fuentes is a cultural journalist who has been covering the Inland Empire, the High Desert, and downtown Los Angeles for KCET since 2010.  He lived in downtown Los Angeles for 13 years before moving to Las Vegas, where he covers regional art, including murals and street art, at painthisdesert.com. He tweets at @viewfromaloft

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Justin Favela’s “Gypsy Rose Piñata" at “The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazon E Inspiracion,” an exhibition at Petersen Automotive Museum | Photo courtesy Petersen Automotive Museum
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Artbound

This Artist's Outsized Piñatas are Colorful Statements on Latinx Culture

Born and still based in Las Vegas, Justin Favela creates oversized piñatas that comment on Guatemalan-Mexican issues while appearing as non-threatening.
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Artbound

A Chicano Art Museum for Riverside Thanks to Cheech Marin

Comedian, actor and Chicano art collector Richard “Cheech” Marin announced a proposal last week to convert the 1965 Riverside Public Library into a museum to house his Chicano art collection.
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Go Ahead. Build That Wall. Artists Are Waiting To Paint On It.

If things don’t go as planned and jobs don’t come to those who voted for Donald Trump, they may want to look to Chicano street artists who have always spoken up by writing on the walls.
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Artbound

How Music Videos Portray Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles has long served as backdrop/ primary character in music videos. From Bob Dylan to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, take a look at a few videos that feature the region's urban environments.
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The Moratorium that Stomped El Monte Murals

El Monte almost became a mural city before two controversial works were stomped by a citywide moratorium in the 1970s.
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Artbound

The Unforgotten Wall of Coachella

The Shady Lane mural in Coachella is a defiant statement from local artists that they are also a source for the region's creative reputation.
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Artbound

Man One With One Man's Goal: Make Graffiti Legit

Graffiti artist Man One works to develop a code of the street between art and commerce in Los Angeles.
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Return of the Desert Wayfinder: World's Tallest Thermometer in Baker, CA

5,000 new LED bulbs were lit and the 134-foot tower's thermometer reading started the climb, stopping at 102 degrees.
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Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for June, 2014

From the return of a Venice landmark mural, to the preservation efforts for a work inspired by John Muir, here's a look at public art stories for June, 2014.
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Monthly Mural Wrap: A Dozen Tags for May, 2014

As lawmakers seek to add another chapter to the ongoing saga of the mural ordinance, the world of street art keeps turning. Here's our mural wrap for May.
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