The Social & Public Art Resource Center’s (SPARC) is turning 35 and celebrated with exciting events, Saturday, October 13, from
4 – 7pm featuring a special tour of murals along the LA River and Saturday, October 20 from 7 – 11pm is the 35th Celebration Party at SPARC’s location in Venice. Get info & purchase tickets here.
The October 13 tour led by Judy Baca, SPARC Co-Founder/Artistic Director, will be of “The Great Wall of Los Angeles”, the longest mural in the world & SPARC’s signature work. SPARC engaged 400 at risk youth in painting the ½-mile long muralon the concrete wall of the flood control channel – a scar where the river once ran, built parks in debris filled land, hung photographic tapestries in senior centers, built sculptures for children to play on in vacant lots and produced hundreds of the most iconic murals of Los Angeles.
The October 20th Celebration Party is jam packed with dancing to the music of jazz & blues legend Barbara Morrison, food & drink marketplace, mural making, and photo booth, along with awards presentations for: The Siqueiros Award, The Judy Baca Social Justice Award, and The SPARC Founders’ Award with a retrospective exhibition. The event will be held at SPARC’s home, the Old Venice Police Station, 685 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291.
Information and tickets for all events are available thru www.sparcmurals.org
It’s All About Venice!