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.
10-Year Anniversary Show
Submissions Now Open
We are thrilled to announce the opening of submissions for our upcoming 10th anniversary show. When we started out with a test of a single board, followed shortly by our first show with 14 boards, we never dreamed of the growth The Billboard Creative has experienced. Eleven shows, 229 boards from artists around the globe, and more then 83 million views of TBC artists' work. Plus an artist interview program with both video and online editorial posts, a co-production with the Hammer Museum, and our newest venture -- artist grants. None of this would have been possible without the support of our amazing community. Thank you!
We invite artists to submit their artwork for consideration for our milestone show. Whether you are a seasoned artist or just starting out, we encourage you to share your work with us. Your art could be displayed on one of our many billboards throughout Los Angeles, exposing your work to tens of thousands of people.
Stolle's approach to exploring the impact of agrichemical companies and our food system is nothing short of groundbreaking. Through her masterful use of collage, text, and installation, she creates thought-provoking artworks that invite viewers to engage critically with the manipulative tactics of corporations like Bayer-Monsanto and Dow Chemical.
By blending archival research with appropriated printed and digital source materials, Stolle successfully surfaces hidden histories and exposes the persistent greenwashing tactics of these powerful entities. Her work invites us to question the language and imagery used to shape public perception and to look beyond the industry propaganda that has long been taken for granted.
Just Loaded onto LA:PAMP
To Protect and Serve, 1992
By Noni Olabasi
This month LA: PAMP (the L.A. Public Art Mapping Project that was launched in February by TBC) highlights and honors the powerful mural "To Protect and Serve" from artist Noni Olabasi. Originally intended as part of SPARC's Great Wall Unlimited: Neighborhood Pride Murals, the piece faced opposition from the conservative City Arts Commission. Despite this, the mural was transformed into an independent project that demands an end to police brutality and the murder of Black people. The mural features images of personal and institutional racist violence toward African-Americans, including the Klan and Bobby Seale, and highlights the Panthers' social projects such as the Free Breakfast Program. The artwork serves as a poignant reminder of the power of artistic expression to inspire change.
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