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.
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
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When the $100-million Destination Crenshaw opens as L.A.’s new art corridor in fall 2022, it will feature a towering sculpture by Kehinde Wiley — the latest work in the artist’s “Rumors of War” series, a response to Confederate statues still standing despite the national reckoning on race.
Jason Foster on Bringing Community’s Vision for an Economic Catalyst to Life in Destination Crenshaw
Foster says $100 Black art and culture infrastructure project to be ‘our very own’ economic catalyst, despite obstacles from COVID-19 pandemic