Making a Bold Statement

Whether you’re walking outside of the Los Angeles Convention Center, or driving along the 110 and 10 freeways in Los Angeles, you can’t miss the largest outdoor mural and fine art project of its kind in the United States. The artwork, a project of Portraits of Hope, was hand painted by children and adults with various special needs. Local 831’s certified riggers and members installed the huge banner, composed of 41 panels, and spanning over 4 football fields in length, on the outside of the Los Angeles Convention Center’s south hall.

“The 831 members made the project look great. The expertise and skill involved in getting the panels lined up was critical.They knocked it out of the park,” said Portraits of Hope’s Ed Massey. Portraits of Hope is a national non-profit organization committed to developing dynamic, public art projects that enrich the lives of children and adults.