Cultural Affairs Announce Call for Artists for Little Armenia Gateway Project

Posted on 09/30/2016
Colorful homes along a city street

EAST HOLLYWOOD - Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and the Department of Cultural Affairs are seeking to commission an artist to create a Public Art project that will serve as the official gateway to Little Armenia, one of the many vibrant and diverse neighborhoods in the 13th Council District.

The permanent gateway will serve to acknowledge the contributions of one of the largest Armenian populations in the entire country, and to celebrate the cultural heritage and diversity of the Armenian people in the City of Los Angeles.

“This Public Art project will be a beacon of pride for the Armenian community that calls Los Angeles home,” said Councilmember O’Farrell.  “My staff and I have worked alongside local residents to bring this project one step closer to reality, and I want to thank the Department of Cultural Affairs for moving the ball forward on this public art initiative.”

The budget for the project is $350,000, and must cover all expenses associated with the design, fabrication and installation of the gateway project. The City will prepare the site for the artist for the purpose of supporting and facilitating the installation.

“The Gateway will be a prominent visual symbol of mutual respect, and will serve as a cultural destination for Angelenos,” said Danielle Brazell, General Manager, Department of Cultural Affairs.

Funding for the project is provided by the City of Los Angeles and from the Arts Development Fee Trust Fund, which was revived under the leadership of Councilmember O’Farrell and his colleagues.

For more information on the call for artists, please visit the Department of Cultural Affairs website.