Cambodia Town Mural coming to Long Beach

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Artist Sayon Syprasoueth and his team announced they will be painting a mural in Long Beach’s Cambodia Town.

The Arts Council for Long Beach has launched the Cambodia Town Mural Project, an initiative that will install up to nine public art murals along Anaheim Street between Long Beach Blvd. and Junipero Ave. by Summer 2017. This project is in partnership with Cambodia Town Inc., the United Cambodian Community (UCC), Homeland Cultural Center and the offices of Councilmembers Dee Andrews and Daryl Supernaw and is funded through a matching grant from the California Arts Council.

One of the murals will be created through a community workshop, whereby a professional artist at the UCC will facilitate local community members – from youth to seniors – to conceive, design and paint a mural. Up to eight murals will be painted by artists chosen through a Call for Artists. A videographer, chosen through a Call for Videographer, will create a short video of the project. All artists and videographers are invited to apply, regardless of geographic location. Special consideration will be given to people who live or work in Long Beach or those with a past or current connection to Cambodia Town.

Project Timeline:
October 18, 2016: Call for Videographer and Mural Artists posted
October 22 and 25, 2016: Informational meetings will answer questions about this project
November 23, 2016: Videographer and Artists submissions due
January 2017: One videographer and up to eight artists chosen
February–March 2017: Artists matched with walls
April–May: Painting takes place
May 2017: A celebration and mural walking tour introduces the finished murals to the community

Two community meetings are being held in Cambodia Town to answer any questions the community may have about this project:

Saturday, October 22, 2016
10–11 a.m.
Manazar Gamboa Community Theater
1323 Gundry Ave. Long Beach 90813

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
5–6:30 p.m.
Mark Twain Public Library
1401 E Anaheim St., Long Beach

Questions can also be directed to the Arts Council for Long Beach at info@artslb.org and 562-435-2787.

This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.

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