EARLY NATIONWIDE MURALS

HISTORY OF CITY FUNDED LOS ANGELES MURALS

City Wide Mural Project

1974-1978
• 400+ • 100’s • 100’s Murals sponsored Of artists commissioned Of youth hired

Sparked the beginning of a movement

The Friends of the Citywide Mural Program becomes SPARC: THE SOCIAL AND PUBLIC ART RESOURCE CENTER 1976
SPARC is born

Great Wall of Los AngelesThe Longest Mural in the World
1976-1984 • • • • • • • • • • • 400 100 50 100+ Youth employed Artist employed Scholars engaged Community organizations engaged

2002-Present Began campaign to restore the Great Wall, build a new interpretive bridge, and add informational stations Communities will be re-engaged Youth will be hired Great Wall Alumni will serve as supervisors Designing next segments Created a virtual 3D animated fly-thru Created the Great Wall Educational DVD
1/2 mile mural painted, making it the largest monument to interracial harmony in America today

Great Walls Unlimited: Neighborhood Pride Mural Program 1988-2003:
105
15 95

Murals Produced
Council Districts served Artists Commissioned

1100
840 525 210

Youth employed
Months of working directly in community (8 months per site) Community meetings held Community organizations engaged

Mural Maintenance and Inventory Program

Mural Resource & Education Center Largest Archive of Murals in the World

Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC)

1976-Present:
• 30+ Years of Creating Sites of Public Memory Recognized as a leader in muralism. • Holds the largest archives of murals in the world: The Mural Resource & Education Center (MREC) • Advocates regularly for artist copyright licensing and enforcement

• Remains on the cutting edge of mural innovation, created the first Digital/Mural Lab in the Country
• Continues to be the main dispenser of information regarding murals, fielding 100’s of requests annually

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