By BARRY LANK
The city’s Cultural Affairs Commission has approved the concept by artist Sonia Romero for “El Sereno Serape.” According to a project description, the project will feature “a ceramic tile mural that uses the colorful, striped pattern of a serape blanket to share the stories of the neighborhood, its various landscapes, and diverse cultures.”
The mural is sited for a 292-foot-long retaining wall, with a variable range of heights, on the north side of Alhambra Avenue. The wall was built about a year ago to create more room for a new sidewalk near the El Sereno Arroyo Playground.
The project is funded at $100,000 through the City’s Art Development Fee program, according to Felicia Filer, public art division director from the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).
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