Art Share L.A., the beloved Arts District non-profit community space and gallery has just announced that Danish Artist Mikael B. has begun work on their new building facade this week. The mural will cover the entire 9300 square foot façade, making it one of the largest murals in the city.
On February 7th, a survey of Mikael’s paintings on canvas will go on exhibit in the Art Share Gallery, with an artist reception and formal unveiling of the mural taking place on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018, from 6 – 10 PM.
More about the mural:
“I’m incredibly honored to have been chosen by Art Share for this project,”
“More than anything, this is a love letter to Los Angeles, the city that has inspired me to keep going after my dreams. They do come true.”
“Through this design, Mikael B has brilliantly communicated our vision of giving artists the space to dream, grow and create,”
says Art Share L.A. director Cheyanne Sauter.
“It’s not just this design that drew us to selecting him as our next muralist. Los Angeles is in a transition to become a major arts capital, with people moving here from all over the world to be part of this immensely exciting time. The fact that Mikael is one of these people sealed the deal.”
Funding for the mural will be provided by Councilmember José Huizar through a program his office is sponsoring to add new murals and support mural restorations in Council District 14.
“I’ve made it a priority to support artists during my time on the City Council because art and our artists are absolutely vital to the diverse and eclectic fabric that makes up the City of Los Angeles,” said Councilmember José Huizar. “I am proud to support Art Share LA in its unique mission to provide affordable live-and-work-space to Los Angeles’ artistic community. This latest effort marks the start of a bold new expansion for Art Share LA as a true hub and incubator of creative talent.”
UPDATE (2/9/18 ): CHECK OUT PHOTOS OF COMPLETED MURAL BY CINDY SCHWARZSTEIN HERE.
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Artist Reception & Mural Unveiling:
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 , 6pm – 10pm
Art Share L.A.
801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013