The Broad has announced plans for new public artwork at the intersection of 2nd Street and Grand Avenue, just outside of its main entrance.

The display, dubbed Couleur Additive, comes from the Venezuelan-born artist Carlos Cruz-Diez and the Cruz-Diez Art Foundation.

From September 2017 into January 2018, the four crosswalks and 2nd and Grand will be painted with varying strips of green and orange.  This type of display has been a hallmark of Cruz-Diez’s work since 1975, and has resulted “ephemeral interventions” at crosswalks and walkways around the world.

High school students from the nearby Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts have been asked to participate of the painting of Coleur Additive, starting on September 5.

Image courtesy of the Broad

Proposed Weingart Center Towers Take a Step Forward

The Downtown nonprofit hopes to build high-rise affordable housing at 6th and San Pedro.

In early 2017, the Weingart Center for the Homeless filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to construct new affordable housing on two sites at the intersection of 6th and San Pedro Streets in Downtown Los Angeles.  That project has taken a key step forward, with the publication of an environmental report by the Department of City Planning