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5414 Crenshaw Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90043

30' X 80' ft
exterior paint and aerosol
Description / Interpretation: 

Olympic Auset, the Founder and Creator of The GOYS Life and the #LighttheLaunch campaign, knew she had a charge to rejuvenate her community, and decided that art was the perfect remedy to boost morale, reduce crime and alleviate lackluster aesthetics in the Crenshaw corridor.

It all started when Olympia joined a local completion called “The Shine Challenge,” which provides the selected winner with $400 to do something good in their community. Not only did Olympia win, but she also worked diligently to pull resources together to create an art inspired wall that would bring light and love to those in the Crenshaw community.

According to Auset, the wall took two months of planning and paint priming leading up to one full week of detailed mural artistry. The artist, Sean MacCuish “was actually painting on his birthday,” Auset told the Sentinel. She also raised funds on Crowdrise under “Bring Beauty to South LA” and garnered over 27 volunteers to help paint the walls’ background.

Retrieved from "Art From the Heart: Olympia Auset Sets Out to Beautify South LA." by Brittany K. Jackson. Photos © Carlos Chavez