Destination Crenshaw’s inaugural public art commissions greenlit by the City of Los Angeles

The first seven permanent outdoor sculptural installations that will rise along Destination Crenshaw, a Black cultural corridor now underway in South Los Angeles, have been approved by L.A.’s Cultural Affairs Commission. The announcement marks a major milestone for the future open-air art museum-slash-community hub that is set to transform a 1.3-mile-long stretch of Crenshaw Boulevard in the Hyde Park and Leimert Park neighborhoods. Here, a total of 100 Black artists in all stages of their respective careers will eventually be tapped to create new public artworks in what is the largest-ever art commissioning initiative for Black artists in the United States. First announced in early September, the inaugural cohort

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