The first day of Spring was just last week, and with it we welcome a new season at The William Grant Still Arts Center.
One big part of our spring cleaning plans has been improvements to the front lawn of the Center. Funds were allocated by Council District 10 in order to allow these improvements to be completed, and we are grateful to Council President Wesson for that motion.
We are fixing things up and trimming the trees so that you can again see the “Old Engine Company No. 67” sign, fire house door, and the red tile roof of our community’s historic building from the 1920s. The sun is shining through the trimmed branches.
More improvements over the coming weeks are also in store, including replacing the bushes in the front with a collaborative Native Plant Garden that will feature indigenous drought tolerant plants, flowers and other succulents. We are also adding more lighting and will be building a brand new sign for the sidewalk in front of the Center, designed by a few of our teaching artists. In addition, CD 10 and LAPD would like to install security cameras on the Center on all four sides. How do you feel about this? Please let us know.
Join us for Street Clean Up Days in the neighborhood this Spring. Interested in volunteering to help with the effort? Please stop by, call 323/734-1165 or email Ana at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Let’s all get together and do what we can to keep West View Street clean and bright!