January 1, 2020 All day
Join us for the mural dedication of DETERMINATION LB a mural project with artist David Velasquez “Big Sleeps.
1340 Cherry Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813-2502, United States
The Arts Council for Long Beach has partnered with artist David Velasquez “Big Sleeps,” Long Beach Transit and Centro Cha for DETERMINATION LB, a mural project and youth workshop series. The project was made possible by grants provided by the California Arts Council and Munzer Foundation with support from Long Beach Transit. DETERMINATION LB is an arts education and public art project composed of both art and wellness workshops for youth ages 16-24. Led by artist Big Sleeps, youth participants at Centro CHA learned artistic skills and created deep community connections. This project lifted art as a medium to engage residents in sharing their stories of hope, the search for identity, and alternatives to violence. The Determination LB mural dedication and culmination event will take place on Saturday, February 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. There will be a meet and greet with Big Sleeps along with live painting, music performers, food and community information booths. An art gallery of the participants art created during the workshops will be on display alongside non-profit Long Beach Por Vida pop up shop, which operates out of Centro Cha.