Public Art Mapping Initiative
GEO-TAGGED PUBLIC ART MAP:
The Billboard Creative is currently working on a cloud-base map that will live on our site and on our smart phone APP. Public art instillations, including but not limited to billboard art, street art and graffiti art will be geo tagged on the map so that with a click of a button you can find out what hot spots you are near. We are currently working on adding the 900 sites rescued by The Civic Art Baseline Inventory. Sign-up for our email list and we will let you know as soon as the map is ready for download.
THE CIVIC ART BASELINE INVENTORY: (CABI)
In 2015 a team of super art sleuths were put together to catalog Los Angeles County civic art inventory. Somewhat surprisingly, this has never been done before. Currently they have found over 900 works in locations ranging from a juvenile hall and Libraries to the County Coroners office and firehouses that no one knew existed. These are all pieces that were commissioned or donated to the county. The Billboard Creative is working with the CABI team to take their findings and add it to our free mobile map. There is a great article in the LAWEEKLY about The Civic Art Baseline Inventory team and how they go about finding these lost treasures.
"The team tirelessly searches the county's unassuming institutions and public spaces, spreading out over hundreds of county sites, looking for inspiring art that has been commissioned or donated over L.A.'s 166-year history."