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101-Facing Church Wall to Get a New Look via Crossroads

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Rendering courtesy Crossroads @ Hollywood

Speaking of Hollywood murals, the 101-facing backside of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Hollywood is a graffiti magnet. The eyesore's quite visible to cars driving past, and in response the church is looking to turn a blighted wall into something a little nicer via its Crossroads at Hollywood project. They brought ManOne (of downtown's Crewest gallery) on board for designs and secured a $10,000 beautification grant from the city, but some nearby homeowners seemed to be rattled by the image of a spray can on the project flyers and have pestered Councilman Eric Garcetti's Tom LaBonge's office with complaints. Saturday the church held a Community Input Workshop to make its case. Residents got to meet ManOne and see his past work, and the encounter seems to have done the trick. Particularly important in turning the tide? ManOne's art school credentials. Apparently street cred means different things in different parts of town. —Eric Richardson
· Crossroads @ HOLLYWOOD [official blog]