BLOG: Finding beauty in the City of Compton



imageIn an effort to bring to the fore the artistic side of the Hub City, Compton artist Amanda Ferrell is organizing a local arts festival. Anyone above 16 years old can apply by emailing Ferrell at [email protected] The festival will focus predominantly on visual fine art.

Ferrell hopes to eventually establish an arts district in the City of Compton. “I see a lot of spots within our city that would make a great place for a Art Market or Murals for expression,” wrote Ferrell on the Hub City Livin’ forum. “I Just was wondering about the idea of putting Compton on the map by maybe putting together a street festival or such to let the true artists here in Compton shine.”

To help the effort, Compton resident and founder of Hub City Livin’ Maurice Harr has designed a mock-up advertisement for the festival (as shown above.)

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Compton is rare as a city without any art galleries, and residents have been pulling together to bring cultural landmarks closer to home. Ray Fox, founder of RAY’S Recycler Inc., is spearheading a campaign to establish the Hub Heritage, Culture & Art Gallery in Compton. The idea has been entered for funding as part of the Pepsi Refresh Project, which, if it attains enough votes, will be awarded $50,000 by the Pepsi Cola Company. To vote, visit the Art 4 All page.

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  1. The City of Compton does not have an art gallery, picture frame shop, craft store or Aaron Brothers in the entire City. Could this be a part of the reason gang and low GPA’s are present in low income communities? Pepsi is willing to help

    IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED TODAY, DO IT NOW! HERE IS THE DIRECT LINK TO VOTE FOR THE AR…T 4 ALL PROJECT http://pep.si/cqR28L THANK YOU AND VOTE EVERYDAY IN MARCH!

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