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  • Transformation: Come Learn How South LA Has Created the “Destination Crenshaw"

    Thursday, December 12, 12:15 pm - 01:15 pm
    Panel Discussions
    Track 4: Community Engagement and Environmental Justice
    “Destination Crenshaw” is a future 1.3 mile long outdoor art and cultural experience located along the iconic Crenshaw Boulevard in south Los Angeles. It will serve as a canvas and anchor for public art and streetscape design that will be built for, by, and in honor of Crenshaw community—the largest black community west of the Mississippi River. This project is being led by renowned architectural firm Perkins+Will, and the project will include community gathering spaces, parks, landscape and streetscape improvements, and hundreds of locations for commissioned artwork. For decades this area has been pledged with blighted land. Through the transformation of the Destination Crenshaw project, it will highlight the work of local artists and community members, alongside world-renowned artists. This is a demonstration of how engaging the local community can transform a blighted area into a visually pleasing work of art.
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