Welcome to Expo Park! We have been working in this neighborhood just South of USC for 8 years, blessed with amazing partners who like us are passionate about youth development through art. Expo Center, home to the historic swim stadium and next door to our treasured Coliseum, has been a valued ally and program host from our beginnings in this area - incredibly lucky for us given their dynamic role as a community hub for members in every generation.
Title: 2019 Lucas Museum
Project Locations: Lucas Museum
Start Date: February 2019
Celebration (Opening): June 20, 2019
Description: LA Commons partnered with The Lucas Museum on a program to engage youth artists from the surrounding community to create works of narrative art for the temporary fencing along the future museum site.
Project Partners: Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Expo Center
Lead Artists: Noni Olabisi and Luis Mateo (Associate Artist)
Youth Mentors: Sandi Garcia
Narrating South LA
Title: 2018 Olympic Athletes of Color Banner
Celebration (Opening): October 4, 2018
Featured Athletes: Oscar de la Hoya, Michelle Kwan, Quincy Watts, David Freedman, Allison Felix, Rafer Johnson, David Brown, Devendra Jhajharia, Huang Lisha, Simone Manual, Valerie Brisco
Project Partners: EXPO Center, LA 2024, LA84 Foundation, USC Center for Local and Government Relations
Lead Artists: Moses Ball and Juan Reyes