Loeb & Loeb is pleased to congratulate our client and friends at Destination Crenshaw on its approval from the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission for several permanent art installations from Black artists, allowing the project to move closer to debuting its first phase in the spring of 2023.
Destination Crenshaw is a cultural infrastructure project with parks and mixed media art pieces celebrating the history and culture of Black Los Angeles, new sidewalks, 30,000 new square feet of landscaping, culturally stamped street furniture (including outdoor seating, shade structures, bicycle racks, and wayfinding), ten pocket parks, 800+ trees, and 100+ public artworks and exhibits (including monuments, statues, murals and digital stories). Public Art Commissions from Kehinde Wiley, Charles Dickson, Artis Lane, Maren Hassinger, Melvin Edwards, Alison Saar, and Brenna Youngblood, who will all contribute sculptures and pieces addressing elements of creativity, the human experience, upward struggles for Black Americans and the unique culture of Los Angeles.
Loeb was proud to partner with Destination Crenshaw in its efforts to create a cultural institution focused on Black arts, including serving as general counsel to the board of directors for the project and representing Destination Crenshaw in contract negotiations with the artists involved. Additionally, Loeb played an integral role in negotiating the complete general contract agreements and public funding agreements, including funding from the State of California, the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority.
Destination Crenshaw has reached over half of its $100 million fundraising goal, with funding secured from Chicago Bulls player DeMar DeRozan, and the Getty Foundation. Destination Crenshaw will also create career opportunities for advancement within the community, with plans for apprenticeship programs in construction, public art and public art conservation and maintenance.
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