Learn More About the Cambodia Town Mural Project During Two Community Meetings

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Image courtesy of the Arts Council for Long Beach.

Following the Arts Council for Long Beach’s call for videographer and mural artists for the Cambodia Town Mural Project, the organization announced that two community meetings will be held to answer questions about the initiative.

The project involves installing up to nine public art murals along Anaheim Street between Long Beach Boulevard and Junipero Avenue by next summer. The Arts Council is partnering with Cambodia Town Inc., the United Cambodian Community (UCC), Homeland Cultural Center and the offices of councilmembers Dee Andrews and Daryl Supernaw. It will be funded through a matching California Arts Council grant, according to the local nonprofit.

Eight artists will be selected to paint murals through the call for artists, while one mural will be created by the community and guided by a professional artist at the UCC. After the artists are selected and matched with their walls, the painting is expected to take place in April and May. The project will conclude in May with a walking tour, during which the walls will be introduced to the public, according to the arts council’s timeline.

The meetings are scheduled for Saturday, October 22 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at the Manazar Gamboa Community Theater, located at 1323 Gundry Avenue, and Tuesday, October 25 from 5:00PM to 6:30PM at the Mark Twain Public Library, located at 1401 East Anaheim Street.

For more information about the meetings, visit the Facebook event page here.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.
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