Show your support of murals and street art by showing up Wednesday, 10am at City Hall for the mural ordinance vote. And here’s the link to contact your city council member: COUNCIL MEMBERS
Twelve LA-based arts organizations including: Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA), Venice Arts Council (VAC), Plaza de la Raza, Mobile Mural Lab (MML) Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG), Art Share LA, United Painters and Public Artists (UPPA), Mictlan Murals, Siqueiros Foundation of the Arts, Conservancy of Urban Art and LA Freewalls all agree, as stated in a letter to all LA City Councilmember’s :
For those council districts that want a mural free zone, we believe an overlay zone would be appropriate. The majority of communities that have supported murals in their districts for decades should not be penalized for those few districts that oppose murals. Our streets and neighborhoods are our museums. We owe the next generation an opportunity to contribute to and learn from the rich mural legacy that once made Los Angeles the Mural Capital of the World. Let’s regain this title by passing an ordinance that sends a message that the City of Los Angeles is a mural friendly city once again. The murals as expressions of our communities are worthy of respect by our representatives in the city council. The mural community has worked hard to help shape a mural policy that we all believe to be fair and just. When you have the majority of us who have made murals a key aspect of our artistic life, our voice should not be ignored. Today we give you a unified voice from our respective artistic communities, PASS THE MURAL ORDINANCE NOW!
The council vote is scheduled for: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 10:00 AM | JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM 340 | CITY HALL 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 — with Martha Ramirez-Oropeza, Debra J.T. Padilla, Felipe M. Sanchez, Carlos Rogel, Isabel Rojas-Williams, Suzanne Thompson, Maria Jimenez-Torres, David Russell, Joel Garcia, Daniel Lahoda, Evonne Gallardo and Jose Huizar. Unlike · · Share You, Qathryn Brehm, Daniel Lahoda, Linda Nelson and 96 others like this. 39 shares
SPARC ART SPARC staff will be present on Wednesday handing out these stickers for folks to wear.
This mural on private property was ordered to painted over in 2010