Levi Ponce with his painting called “Pacoima’s Art Revolution . Photo by April Aguirre via KCET Departures.
Pacoima, a city in the north east part of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County has been graced with a wave of young muralists who have celebrated their city, culture and community through beautiful, brightly-colored murals.
April Aguirre of the blog I Am San Fernando has declared that a portion of Van Nuys Blvd (between San Fernando Road and Foothill Blvd) to become Mural Mile. These murals are projects born of passion, love and pride for community and create a connection between the residents and their community.
“Ritchie Valens” by Manny Velazquez. Photo by April Aguirre via KCET Departures.
Muralist Manny Velazquez says
that “we pay out of our pocket to empower, engage the community and raise the conscience level through murals. It’s the medicine that Pacoima needs.”
“Danny Trejo” by Levi Ponce. Photo by April Aguirre via KCET Departures