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Summer of Color: Volunteers Transform a Lifeguard Tower into Art

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Last month we told you about "Summer of Color," a massive project that will turn 155 lifeguard towers on 30 miles of California coast into vibrant floral pieces of public art. Bringing together volunteers from the community, the Project of Hope is working every Saturday from now until May to paint the panels that will then be affixed onto the lifeguard towers.

After reading our story, LAist Featured Photos pool contributor denisetaylor☼ signed up with her nephew to do some painting this past weekend, and shared some images of her experience with us. She says they "enjoyed the sunshine today while painting, and we're so happy to be a part of the largest public art project currently ongoing in the country."

The painted towers will be viewable from May to October, after which, explains Taylor, "the panels will be sent to Haiti, to decorate hospitals and temporary housing for people displaced by the recent earthquake."