SOUNDSCAPE: Celebrating the Sunset & Vine District’s New Public Art Program
March 2, 2016
Local up-and-coming bands are being featured in new utility box art in the area along Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street. The art initiative will launch with a free concert and art show at Amoeba Music, 6400 Sunset Boulevard, on Wednesday, March 9. The original paintings, created by local artist Paige Emery, will be exhibited from 10:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. The free concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will feature two of the bands that were painted, Winter and Drinking Flowers.
Initially aimed to transform common utility boxes into visually attractive displays of art, the project has evolved into a greater symbol of neighborhood identity and community representation.
The Sunset & Vine District, in partnership with the Do Art Foundation, selected Emery through an extensive application process. Emery was chosen based on her ability to capture the neighborhood’s unique creative spirit and authentic vibe.
The project culminated in 10 original public artworks that will be on display on utility boxes for a year. Bands Night Beats, Fever the Ghost, FEELS, Drinking Flowers, Cosmonauts, Winter, Triptides, The Molochs, HOTT MT and Froth are featured in the art.
The Central Hollywood Coalition, the non-profit board that manages the Sunset & Vine Business Improvement District, funds streetscape beautification, street cleaning services, security program and homeless outreach in the area.