The LA Plaza Village development near the El Pueblo Historical Monument in downtown Los Angeles announced Thursday that four local Chicano artists have been selected to create murals that will adorn the mixed-use complex now under construction.
The artists are Judithe Hernandez, Jose Lozano, Miguel Angel Reyes and Barbara Carrasco, and their murals will adorn four structures in LA Plaza Village.
LA Plaza Village is a 3.7-acre, $160 million project being developed by LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, High Street Residential, Trammell Crow Company, the Cesar Chavez Foundation, Principal Real Estate Investors and the County of Los Angeles. The project is located on two former parking lots at Spring and Broadway streets between Cesar Chavez Avenue and Arcadia Street.
“LA Plaza Village will make a lasting and impactful statement to the historic roots and presence of Latinos in Los Angeles through the works of these four talented artists,” LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes CEO John Echeveste said. “The artists were selected based on their creative ability to capture the essence of the Latino experience in Los Angeles, and we believe their art will distinguish LA Plaza Village as one of the most captivating and inspiring developments in downtown.”
The project includes 355 apartments — including 20 percent priced at affordable rates — and more than 43,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space.
It broke ground in August 2016 and is expected to be completed by early 2019.
“The Cesar Chavez Foundation is proud to be part of LA Plaza Village project. In addition to depicting the city’s roots and rich history, we hope that these murals will inspire future generations of Angelenos to transform their communities,” said Paul Chavez, president of Cesar Chavez Foundation.
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