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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.

Current Projects


7th Annual Billboard Exhibition

Open world-wide for all genres of work and artists of all career stages. Join us in this more democratic approach to exhibiting art. The Billboard Creative provides artists with extensive exposure within the art community and the public at large through its billboard exhibitions, online audiences, and show publicity. Our shows have brought hundreds of mass-scale works of art to the streets of Los Angeles where they have been passed by cars over 67 million times. We have worked with art-industry leaders to provide strategic marketing and communications to ensure the highest exposure possible to selected artists.

NEW TBC | Interview 
Artist Sharona FranklinTalks about living with disability

Sharona Franklin’s works in a variety of mediums share a personal and collective connecting thread telling the story of disabled people. Her work includes the making of gelatin molds, woven blankets, graphic design, and writing. These pieces tell the story of a disabled artist creating her own world from inside her home. It felt particularly synchronous to be speaking on this theme of domesticity now, in the age of the coronavirus lockdowns, and was illuminating to get this much-needed perspective. More

Hammer Museum | Co Production

We’re proud to announce that TBC is co-producing the billboard segment of Made in L.A. 2020: a version, the Hammer Museum’s acclaimed biennial. Five site-specific billboards by artist Larry Johnson will be on display this fall. The exhibition will feature 30 artists with works installed at both the Hammer Museum and The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Garden

On Going Programs

The Billboard Exhibition

TBC produces an annual, month-long exhibition on the streets of Los Angeles. For over 7 years, we have carefully curated and hung work on a massive scale throughout the city, with our billboards being viewed more than 1.2 million times. Celebrating emerging and mid-career artists from around the globe, the show is open to submissions across all disciplines. Click here for more information and to learn how you can submit your work for consideration.

Artist Short Films

Preparing for our annual exhibition is a year-round process, allowing us to develop relationships with artists from all corners of the globe. Beginning last year, we added yet another channel for connecting audiences and creators, documenting the process and philosophy of five artists with filmmaker Sam Vladimirsky. We look forward to adding three new documentaries to this series in 2020.


A digital look at today’s most interesting voices in art, from all sides of the creative spectrum. TBC Interview will be a growing resource for in-depth conversations on the issues that artists are dealing with and thinking about right now. We hope it serves as a point of discovery, as well as a place to delve deeper into the stories that drive each artist’s creative process.

Guest Artists

Each of our exhibitions are headlined by one or more acclaimed guest artists. In addition to having their work featured on billboards throughout Los Angeles, these individuals help raise awareness and increase exposure for other TBC participants. Past guest artists have included Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, Marilyn Minter, Paul McCarthy, Alex Prager, Jack Pearson and Laurie Simmons.



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.

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