ATWATER VILLAGE — Crux hasn’t held a grand opening yet but the new clothing store is already drawing a lot of attention – not for the merchandise inside but for the colors outside.
Drivers have been slowing down to take photos. Others have been taking selfies against the rainbow of vertical stripes that have been spray painted across the storefront at the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Edenhurst Avenue.
Many commercial and residential exteriors now favor shades of gray, brown and black. But store owners Karen Olivas and Hannibal Nisperos wanted something different. “We wanted to do something that popped,” Olivas said.
That’s how Olivas and Nisperos had the graffiti artist known as Risk paint the exterior. They knew they would be getting a paint-drip like concept but weren’t sure what colors would be included. “We gave him a canvas,” Nisperos said.
Photos posted on Risk’s Instagram show painters standing on a moving lift spraying strokes of color up and down the walls.
Passersby seem to appreciate the whimsical paint job, the owners said. “It makes people silly,” Olivas said. “It brings lightness here.”
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