The Department of Beaches and Harbors and the L.A. County Arts Commission’s Civic Art Program invite the public to the dedication of a new mural at Dockweiler State Beach, one of the County’s most popular beaches. The dedication will be held on Wednesday, October 10 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the concessions area of Lot #1 at the beach.
The mural by the artist duo David Russell and Roberto Del Hoyo, from MobileMuralLab, wraps around the concessions and restroom buildings and a retaining wall on the beach, transforming the look of the beach facilities. Since Dockweiler is the only L.A. County beach with public fire pits, visitors from all over Los Angeles County use the beach after dark. The artwork incorporates an innovative glow-in-the-dark feature that can only be viewed after sunset.
The mural resulted from a collaboration with Dockweiler beachgoers and the artists from MobileMuralLab. The text-based content of the mural was gathered from participants interviewed at free events on May 26 and June 23 called Nite-Write. Crowds of more than 200 people on both occasions shared beach stories and painted their names and the names of the communities where they live with ultra-violet paint on the sides of MobileMuralLab’s converted search-and-rescue truck. The truck will be open to the public at the dedication and will show documentary footage from the Nite-Write events.
This event is open to the public; no reservations are needed. Parking is free at Lot #1 at Dockweiler State Beach, 12000 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey, CA 90293.
For more information about this project, please visit the L.A. County Arts Commission’s Web site at http://lacountyarts.org/civicart/projectdetails/id/207.