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       Facts At A Glance

  • CRA/LA’S commitment to public art began over 40 years ago.
  • Over 200 art projects in 21 redevelopment project areas have been completed to date.
  • California Plaza developers met their art requirement by building a $23 million facility for the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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*NEW* Arts Resources

Placemaking - Public Art in Los Angeles

Placemaking was published by CRA/LA in 1996. It contains an essay by Mickey Gustin, director of the Art Program from 1989 to 1999; stunning photographs by CRA in-house photographer Chris Morland; and an Inventory of CRA-assisted Public Art Projects, Historically Significant Buildings; and Cultural Facilities from 1970 to 1996. Writes Gustin:

Simply stated, placemaking is using design talents to bring focus, importance and cohesion to public spaces—to develop images and provide experiences which reflect the historical and cultural essence of a community.

Download CRA/LA Placemaking Part I       1,196 KB
Download CRA/LA Placemaking Part II      936 KB
Download CRA/LA Placemaking Part III     563 KB