A landmark mural celebrating Hyde Park community stories was unveiled Saturday at the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue. The project began with area youth collecting the stories of residents and business owners under the guidance of lead artist Moses Ball. He also collaborated with rising artist Dezmond Crockett and HOPE Hyde Park member Assata Umoja, who coordinated the involvement and history gathering of local youth.
The mural was developed in anticipation of the Crenshaw/LAX Line, which is scheduled to open next year. The mural was designed to improve the first/last mile experience and will be visible to tens of thousands of people – those who live, work and play in the area, as well as transit riders.
The project was led by local nonprofit LA Commons with technical assistance from Metro Arts & Design to support deeply anchored, community developed and owned transit connections. Funded by Transportation for America, the mural is installed on private property and is owned and maintained by LA Commons. Additional project partners include the Park Mesa Heights Community Council, HOPE Hyde Park and the office of Council Member Marqueece Harris-Dawson.
More information about the project is available here.
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