Today, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez announced the latest mural art creation titled “Rushing Waters ” coming to Pacoima, a neighborhood known as the ‘mural city.’ This is the accumulation of four years of planning and community outreach in the heart of Pacoima’s Mural Mile.
THE MURAL TELLS THE TALE OF PACOIMA, A NEIGHBORHOOD LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE NORTHEAST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY THAT IS SURROUNDED BY BOTH NATURAL AND MANMADE ICONIC LANDMARKS. THE MURAL PAYS TRIBUTE TO PACOIMA’S RICH NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE.
THE PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILWOMAN MONICA RODRIGUEZ AND IS CURATED BY RENOWNED MURALIST LEVI PONCE & A TEAM OF MURALISTS, & GRAFFITI ARTISTS.
Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez announced the latest mural art creation titled “Rushing Waters ” coming to Pacoima, a neighborhood known as the ‘mural city.’ This is the accumulation of four years of planning and community outreach in the heart of Pacoima’s Mural Mile.
Councilwoman Rodriguez secured over half a million dollars for mural projects in the Seventh Council District and over $100,000 will be allocated to complete “Rushing Waters.”
“Rushing Waters” is the most significant public art project in the San Fernando Valley since 1978. At almost 10,000 square feet, it is the largest above-ground mural in the San Fernando Valley and will change the face of the area by removing graffiti with an artistic history lesson.
The art project began November 4, 2019 and will be completed on November 27, 2019 at the intersection of San Fernando Road and Paxton, one of the busiest exits off Highway 118. The mural is located in the heart of Pacoima, which is the gateway to San Fernando, Sylmar, and Lake View Terrace. The mural itself will depict the landscape of these areas and depict a 25-foot-tall native woman at its center. Other depictions include Hansen Dam, Whiteman Airport, local freeways, Sylmar Aqueduct, San Gabriel Mountains, LA River, and more. See the wall here.
This mural brings together the full spectrum of our community. The team includes mural and graffiti artists with assistance from the Los Angeles Native American Commission, Walt Disney Imagineering designers, local businesses, and local community leaders.
This project would not be possible without the efforts of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, who after four years of planning, stepped up to provide single-source funding and helped cut red tape to bring this project to fruition.
“Rushing Waters pays tribute to our heritage and captures the spirit of Pacoima,” said Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. “This type of investment in our neighborhood has been long overdue and I am excited to be part of making herstory in our community.”
Levi Ponce says, “This is a historic endeavor and my team and I are extremely honored to be trusted with a project that means so much to Pacoima and what it will represent for generations to come. We hope this project serves as a catalyst for change not only in art but for the people of this beautiful City. For years, red tape kept this project out of reach — I commend Councilwoman Rodriguez for stepping up and making this project a reality for our community.”