PUBLIC ART, DISPLAYED IN A QUINTESSENTIAL LOS ANGELES MEDIUM
Who We Are
The Billboard Creative (TBC) is a non-profit organization that turns billboards into public art sites. Our goal in this work is two-fold: To help emerging and underrepresented artists break through traditional career bottlenecks by raising their profile with the public and the arts community, and to bring art to city streets making it as accessible as the numerous billboards we view every day.
The Billboard creative annual exhibition
We produce an annual, month-long billboard exhibition on the streets of LA. The curated, open-submission show is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines and anywhere in the world. Over 5 years, TBC has hung work on a massive scale on billboards throughout Los Angeles – they have been viewed more than 1.2 million times. For more information or to learn how you can submit.
Guest Artists Program
Each TBC Project Show is led by one or more significant guest artists, who lend their work and name to help bring exposure to the emerging artists. Past guests artists include Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, Marilyn Minter, Paul McCarthy, Alex Prager, Jack Pearson, and Laurie Simmons.
TBC Micro Documentaries series
Last year, TBC launched a series of short documentaries profiling artists who are pushing the boundaries of their work. We have collaborated with emerging film maker Sam Vladimirsky for this project.
TBC began with a single billboard and has grown to an average of 40 billboards per show. That wouldn't be possible without the help of our generous donors. TBC consists of an all-volunteer staff, so your donations go directly to producing art shows and bringing attention to artists. We are a tax deductible 501c3.