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One of Three Public Art Projects Coming to NoHo Arts District Next Week

A representation, but not a literal rendering of the arch by artist Peter Shire
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This year marks the 30th anniversary since the NoHo Arts District began to change from scary, dirty and dangerous to the still-blossoming arts and theatre neighborhood. Part of the neighborhood's redevelopment are three public art projects including a gateway arch that will be revealed next week by prolific public artist Peter Shire, who may be known for his work at the Wilshire/Vermont Subway Station, Union Station, Elysian Park, LACMA, West Hollywood and various other places around town.

“I love public art projects because, when they’re done right, they give identity and character to a neighborhood," said City Councilman Tom LaBonge in a statement. "This Peter Shire installation is a special project because it celebrates North Hollywood’s contribution to the entertainment industry, so the design relates to the neighborhood."

The gateway, which will be illuminated at night, incorporate the behind the scenes support of the entertainment industry (think characters building sets, operating cameras and designing costumes). The support structure will be painted a vibrant yellow, with the
artwork contrasting in a range of reds, oranges and stainless steel.

The unveiling will take place next week Thursday night at its location of Lankershim and Huston. ExperienceLA has RSVP info.

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For the Record: An earlier version of this post suggested that there were going to be three gateway arches. In fact, there will be three public art projects coming down the pipeline, including this gateway arch.

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