The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency, along with community partners, is beautifying the streets of Downtown Hollywood and creating a sense of place and community through the "Downtown Hollywood Mural Project”. Precisely a dozen streetscapes have sprung to life, outdoor murals with bold, colorful and mesmerizing illustrations painted by South Florida artists.
The latest work was created by acclaimed graffiti artist Daniel Fila, a.k.a Krave, and can be seen on 21st Avenue and Harrison Street. The sought-out Krave has completed dozens of commissioned murals both near and far, in such notable places as Madison Square Garden, New York; The Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami; and Sandals Resort, Turks and Caicos. Krave, along with local artists David "Lebo" LeBatard, Jessy Nite, Luis Pinto, Michelle Weinberg, Evoca1, Ruben Ubiera, Edward Mendieta, 2alas, and Tati Suarez, has been commissioned to assist in the downtown’s revitalization.
Since the project’s inception in 2012, Downtown Hollywood is thriving with a new creative culture. Art galleries have opened, artists’ workspaces and studios are now readily available, and non-profits dedicated to the arts have emerged. The community has embraced the mural project and its success has received local, regional and national recognition.
To learn more about this project, visit Facebook.com/DowntownHollywoodMuralProject.