The mural stands 10 feet tall and stretches more than 780-feet along Crenshaw Boulevard in the heart of South L.A. It features striking images of Frederick Douglas, Harriett Tubman, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a host of other heroes of the Black community.
Destination Crenshaw celebrates the history and culture of Black Los Angeles while revitalizing the Crenshaw neighborhood and ultimately fostering a new economic center.
This community-inspired project will use the iconic Crenshaw Boulevard as a canvas and anchor for public art and streetscape design. Destination Crenshaw will be built for, by, and in honor of the community, and will celebrate the historical and contemporary contributions of Black Los Angeles—the largest black community west of the Mississippi River. Destination Crenshaw has initiated a capital campaign to raise funds needed to execute community outreach, a digital marketing campaign, and the capital projects needed to create the 1.3-mile long outdoor art and culture experience celebrating Black Los Angeles.
|Infrastructure Type||Public Streets|
|Design Team||Perkins + Will|
Construction, operations, and capital fundraising management by Destination Crenshaw.
|Project Leader||Jason Foster|
Steering Committee Member
Latest News / Destination Crenshaw
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg paid a visit to South Los Angeles on July 8, visiting ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the city of Compton. He also participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly opened “K” line, the new Crenshaw-to-LAX metro line.
Destination Crenshaw, the 1.3-mile public art corridor on Crenshaw Boulevard with a lineup of top names including Kehinde Wiley and Alison Saar, had kept its works of art tightly under wraps while awaiting a Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission vote.