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"Rushing Waters" mural in Pacoima. The image shows a Native American woman holding a basin of water. | Justin Cram
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Pacoima is Home to the Largest New Mural in San Fernando Valley

In late November, a massive mural, "Rushing Waters," debuted in Pacoima. Coming in at over 10,000 square feet, it's one of the largest in the city. 
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The Next Chapter for the Great Wall of Los Angeles

The Great Wall of Los Angeles has been a work in progress since its inception, and plans for its growth include extending the story from the 1950s into the 1990s.
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Through the Communities Eyes: Perceptions of the Great Wall

The value of the mural is evident through the eyes of the growingly diverse local community. Neighbors have a personal connection to a particular panel's story or have grown up with it, learning and sharing the lessons the mural has to offer.
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New Voices: New Faces In Los Angeles Muralism

Today, young artists inspired by SPARC and other pioneering muralists are continuing the legacy of muralism in Los Angeles with new avenues of approach.
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Restoration Of The Great Wall Of Los Angeles

More than 25 years later, Judith Baca and SPARC returned to the Great Wall, to restore its luster after years of fading in the summer and beaten by the waters of the Tujunga Wash.
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Building The Great Wall Of Los Angeles

With over 400 employed youths, and in collaboration with scholars, muralists, and historians, the Great Wall of Los Angeles would be built over the course of 5 summers beginning in 1976.
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The Beginning: How The Great Wall Of Los Angeles Was Conceived

The Great Wall of Los Angeles mural was conceived of in 1974 as a means to revitalize the Tujunga Wash Flood Control Channel. What would unfold, would be more than Judith F. Baca ever imagined.
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