Entries by Heidi Genrich

Here is LA’s First Legal Mural in a Very Long Time

Curbed: Last summer, Los Angeles legalized murals again after a 10-year banishment (they’d been closed with advertising and banned). Last fall, they issued permit #01, for a collaboration between two of LA’s most famous street artists—Shepard Fairey and Risk—on the side of the Rossmore Hotel in Skid Row.

Love on San Pedro: A Photographic Journey From Skid Row to the Stage

KCET: Cornerstone Theater Company’s “Love On San Pedro” is a collaboration with the community of Skid Row, Downtown Los Angeles. Inspired by the stories of hundreds of Skid Row residents, playwright James McManus’ new work sheds light on a neighborhood where homelessness and poverty are the norm, but a spirit of creativity, activism and determination thrives. Starring both professional actors and over 20 community members, the play is being presented November 7-24 at Los Angeles Mission, in the heart of Skid Row .