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3rd Annual Willowbrook Art Hop

Youth Artists Hailey Martinez and Jamila Walker posing in front of the Safe Passages Mural at Carver Park

Last weekend, we celebrated the 3rd Annual Willowbrook Art Hop celebrating local artists and the community. The event stretched from 3 local parks in the Willowbrook area- Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Carver, and Mona. The art hop included art activities, photobooths, music, self guided art tours, and mural reveals at Carver and Mona Park.

Willowbrook Safe Passages Murals were part of a Willowbrook initiative to engage residents in discussion about safe passages for all residents as they travel through their shared neighborhood. These murals are intended to inspire more acts of community collaboration, seeking to uplift models of community-centered safety and mutual support.

Thank you to our partners Willowbrook Inclusion Network (WIN), LA Walks, MLK Department of Public Health, LA County Department of Arts and Culture, County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, USC Arts in Action, MLK Elementary, Carver Elementary, Mona Park and Carver Park.We also unveiled our murals for our Safe Passages project at Caver and Mona Park focused on deepening belonging and community-led reclamation of public spaces.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park

Community members joined Urban Soul Farmer (@Zoe_Blaq) for a Seed ball activity at the LA Commons booth at EMJ Park!

Carver Park

Art activities at Carver Park with the support of artists Jamila Walker, Hailey Martinez, and Fernando Godines. Youth were able to create prints with stencils inspired by our Safe Passages mural in Carver Park. We celebrated a mural opening with our partners, artists, and community.

Mona Park

Dreams Are Not Far Out of Reach

Artist King Cre8 and LA Commons Cultural Organizer Guillermo Alvarez led a team of 13 youth and young adult artists to collect stories from the community at a Stories for Tacos Event as well as share their own experiences with the park. Out of this emerged the Mona Park ‘Our Spot’ Mural. We are grateful for this partnership and look forward to collaborating on more art and cultural projects in the future. As this beautiful dream is celebrated today the team asks all to remember “Dreams are not that far out of reach”.


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