Big Art, Big Impact
SCANPH member Skid Row Housing Trust is working in partnership with the Central City Association and Piece by Piece. Piece by Piece is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides mosaic arts training for recently homeless and very low-income residents of Skid Row and South Los Angeles. Participants utilize their new skills for commissioned art projects and receive income in exchange. Several SCANPH developers have commissioned Piece by Piece for various developments across Los Angeles. The campaign, entitled “Big Art, Big Impact,” has three objectives:
· Increase the number, size, value and organizational impact of projects
· Establish large scale mosaics as a signature style of DTLA public art
· Establish Piece by Piece as a premier producer of socially impactful art
Piece by Piece holds an annual fundraiser in November and the campaign’s goal is to announce 5 or more major commissions by then. If you know of any organizations or individuals that might be interested in commissioning a project you can contact Program Director Dawn Mendelson.