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3 Vibrant, Painted Lifeguard Towers To Be Revealed This Week

Left: Working on the panels (Photo by denisetaylor☼) Right: Painting the towers (Photo by Doug McBride for LAist)
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With thousands of volunteers working over several weekends, three of the Portraits of Hope Lifeguard Towers are scheduled to be revealed this Wednesday morning in Santa Monica.Painted in segments--the panel pieces, then the towers themselves--Portraits of Hope is a large-scale public art project tagged the "Summer of Color" that aims to boost civic pride and engage a broad spectrum of youth and adults to take part in a shared endeavor.

On Wednesday morning, three of the brightly-painted towers will be shown for the first time: One tower will show a shapes-themed design, one a flower design, and one an aquatic design.

In total, all 158 LA County lifeguard towers will be transformed as part of the project.

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