Stash Maleski to Present to the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission on Public Art and the Venice Art Walls – June 4, 2009 1:30 PM
I would like to invite you to attend the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission meeting on Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 1:30 PM. My presentation will explore creative ways the City might help provide space for murals on public property in light of the current ban on fine art murals on private property. I will focus the discussion on the Venice Art Walls program as a model of how public/private partnerships can provide artists with valuable cultural services and resources during difficult financial times.
We will be discussing other innovative ideas and programs that use art to beautify the city while promoting artistic expression, civic engagement and a sense of civic pride and responsibility. While no new permits are being issued for fine art murals on private property, it is still possible to get a per mit to paint a mural on city, state or federal property. It makes sense that while the private property issues are being resolved, that public space be opened up to artists. How can we encourage this?
I welcome your support at this meeting as well as your feedback and creative ideas. There will be a short discussion, and guests will be invited to comment on the presentation.
New Plan for Resolving Permit Issues for Mural on Private Property
Also at this meeting, I believe Al Nodal, President of the Cultural Affairs Commission, will be discussing a new plan to address the issue of legalizing fine art murals on private property in the City of Los Angeles.
Department of Cultural Affairs
Boardroom (14th Floor)
201 North Figueroa Street, Suite 1400 (between W. 1st Street and W. Temple Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 202-5500
There is relatively expensive pay parking available in the building's ground floor parking lot. There is less expensive pay parking lot on the NE corner of Figueroa and W. Temple St.
The meeting starts at 1:30PM. You can check on the City of LA web site for the actual agenda (under CAD) when it is posted at the following link to see when the presentation will happen. < a href="http://lacity.org/lacity/SubMenu/CityMeetingsAgendas/index.htm">http://lacity.org/lacity/SubMenu/CityMeetingsAgendas/index.htm
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On separate but related notes, a few other events:
Mural Tour of East Los Angeles
Led by Willie Heron and Carlos Callejo
The Cityhood for East Los Angeles no n-profit organization would like to invite people to take part in a mural tour of East Los Angeles guided by muralists Willie Heron and Carlos Callejo on Saturday May 30, 2009.
WHO: Cityhood supporters, community members, artists, educators -- all are welcome!
WHERE: Tour begins at City Terrace Park, 1126 N Hazard Ave, East Los Angeles, 90063
WHEN: Saturday May 30th, starting at 9:30a, City Terrace Park in East LA, taking our bus to each mural stop, ending at 12 noon with a free reception at City Terrace Park. If you can't make the tour, you are welcome to come to the reception. (reception is free – mural tour is $30)
For more info, e-mail info@CityhoodForEastLA.org or go to:
Venice Art Walls Benefit Art Auction
July 2009 6-9PM (date TBD)
Artists or volunteers who wish to contribute with artwork, products or time can notify firstname.lastname@example.org
For information and photos from last year's auction go to http://www.veniceartwalls.com/events/venice-auction-08/
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(310) 309-7756 cell
Venice Art Walls
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