Half Mile Community Mural

1997-1998. Staples Arena and Center, Figueroa and Pico. Temporary project.

From the mural inscription: The Staples Center Foundation and Inner-City Arts present "The half-mile community mural". We would like to thank the following for creating and contributing to this project: the students, teachers, families and principals from 9th Street, 10th Street, San Pedro Street, Gratts, Sierra Park, Harrison, 28th Street, Utah Street, Esperanza, Figueroa Street, Plascencia and Castelar Elementary Schools and Community Arts Partnership, Cal Arts; the children's Museum; Friends of the Jr. Art Center; Rush Arts Festival; CAP Animation Program; The Accelerated School; The Salvation Army Red Shield Youth and Community Center; Para Los Ninos; and the artists, staff and board of directors of Inner-City Arts. An extra special thanks to: The Staples Center Foundation; L.A. Arena Company; Los Angeles Kings; PCL Construction; California Canvas; Modern Masters Costume Paint and Chemical Company Inc.; Los Angeles Convention Center. And to our friends who supported us every step of the way: City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department; City Council Members: Rita Walters, Richard Alatorre and Mike Hernandez; LAUSD Superintendent Ruben Zacarias; Deputy Superintendent Dan Austin; Assistant Superintendent Evangelina Stockwell; LAUSD Cluster Leaders Dr. Martha Bin, Dr. David Almado, Emma Rodriguez, Cecelia Duran, Yolanda Smith, Robert Barner; LAUSD Department of Transportation; the volunteers from Staples Inc.; all of our volunteers from the local community. The Staples Center Foundation will strive to improve the quality of life for youth in Los Angeles by supporting their educational and recreational needs. Inner-City Arts is dedicated to enriching the lives of the thousands of children from downtown Los Angeles through a complete arts program.

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