The Billboard Creative is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit on a mission to bring work by emerging and underrepresented artists into unexpected paths of Angelenos. Through the annual billboard exhibition, artist grant program, and artist interviews series, The Billboard Creative presents multiple platforms that focus on amplifying the voices of artists outside the mainstream spotlight.
March New Interview
TBC's Hannah Tishkoff recently sat down with artist Maxine Helfman whose artwork has gained global recognition for its powerful and thought-provoking themes. Her "White Noise" project illustrates the endless arguments and shouting matches that characterize discourse on topics like race. The "Forefathers" series sheds light on the contradiction that the founding fathers of the United States, who fought for freedom, were also slave owners.
Helfman’s minimalistic style invites contemplation without being argumentative and her approach to dialogue on sensitive topics is to present them in a beautiful, quiet way. Through her work, Helfman encourages us to confront and examine the past, and to consider how it informs our present.
Just Loaded onto LA:PAMP
Gabba Alley Project
In its 9th year, the Gabba Alley Project
is planning for a refresh of murals that cover four alleys in Historic Filipinotown. In case you haven't seen it, they have created over 110 stunning murals showcasing the incredible power of public art. You can find a map of their work at the Gabba Gallery Site or use the Los Angeles Public Art Mapping Project's geo-tagged smartphone map
. We are excited to see what they have in store next!
Feb 2023 Exhibition
The TBC show currently on display will be taken down throughout the month, but you still have a chance to view some of the boards at the MacArthur Park locations.
Bryan Ida "Kio", Qhamanande Maswana "Her Inner Winner", Anthony Kurtz "The Loft of the Medusa", Andy Hann "Welcome To Hollywood", Diane Meyer " Group I", Michael Joseph "Pristine Christine", Emily Manwaring "Can't let the summer past"
"We The People"
On February 6, 2023, The Billboard Creative (TBC) will host a billboard exhibition titled We The People curated by Mona Kuhn, featuring 30 works in a broad range of media - photography, painting, mixed media, collage, and sculpture by both emerging and established artists. Works are selected through a curated, blind submission process open to all and will be shown alongside guest artist Bryan Ida. LA: PAMP will feature the annual billboard exhibition throughout the duration of the exhibition.
More Info / Full artists list / Interactive map to all the locations / Interviews
"The Billboard Creative celebrates artists from all walks of life and creates a supportive platform for artists to share their work at the massive billboard scale with the city of Los Angeles." Mona Kuhn Curator
2023 LA Billboard Exhibition Artists | Full Artist List
We sat down with two of the artist from the 2023 show. Guest Artist Bryan Ida and our youngest artist Emily Manwaring
Interview with Guest Artist
Mona Kuhn interviews Bryan Ida the 2023 guest artist.
The Team at TBC did a studio visit with Brooklyn-based artist Emily Manwaring - one of the 2023 Billboard artists.
Co-Production with the Hammer Museum
Billboard exhibition featuring 30 NFT artists. The works were selected by Alejandro Cartagena from Obscura.io and Mona Kuhn from TBC.
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.Donate