In times of social distancing, public art plays a crucial role in getting messages across. To that end, Beverly Center has partnered with Paint The City Peaceful (PTCP), a Los Angeles-based nonprofit, to visually project a better future together.
The PTCP organization is a grassroots collaboration of community members, artists, nonprofit organizations and businesses. Together, their mission is to “help communities create visual displays of solidarity for racial equality, justice, and progress.”
On Sept. 18, ten local artists and projectionists will paint the panels of Beverly Center facing La Cienega Boulevard. To further illuminate the featured works, the center’s exterior walls will be lit in celebration of the community effort.
“Beverly Center is proud to partner with PTCP and this group of talented local artists to provide a public space to showcase their meaningful work as a way to create positive change in our community,” said Jackie Plaza, Marketing and Sponsorship Director of Beverly Center.
The walls of Beverly Center will be filled with images that depict what “a world that works” could look like evoking a sense of community, equality, justice, and peace. The temporary public art displays will collectively serve as a creation of solidarity for racial equality.
“This partnership demonstrates how art-based activism (artivism) may provide a visual heartbeat for civil rights reform efforts in the face of quarantine and the inability to physically gather. In the absence of direct human presence, art provides voice and visibility,” said a sppkesperson for PTCP.
The temporary public art display will be located at the northeast corner of Beverly Center, at the intersection of Beverly and La Cienega Boulevards.
The live painting will take place between 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. The initial lighting of the Beverly Center building exterior is at 7 p.m., and the visual projection art will be visible at 7:30 p.m.
Artists involved in the Beverly Center PTCP project include Brittney S. Price, ShowzArt, Joe O’Neill, BANDIT, Mufasa, Jaime Guerrero, Shannon Knox and Imani Gray.