Ivywild Neighborhood Art Project

Announcement & Mural Project

In celebration of Arts Month 2021, the Ivywild Improvement Society (IIS) is excited to announce that it intends to self-designate the Ivywild neighborhood as a local Arts District. To help launch the designation effort, a community event will be held on Saturday, October 2, beginning at 9AM, in the Ivywild Park on Dorchester Drive. There will be a community mural painting project, a local band, and an opportunity for neighborhood artists to setup to create, demonstrate, and sell their art.

A call for Ivywild neighborhood artists has gone out for mural ideas, to be painted on the underside of the park gazebo. Artist submissions are due to ivywild80905@gmail.com by September 6 at 5PM. The Selection Committee will review the applications, and announce the chosen artist by September 13. The painting of the mural will get underway at the community event on October 2, and be completed before the end of Arts Month. Please use the same email above for questions.

The Ivywild Improvement Society has been active in the neighborhood since 1898; ten years after the town of Ivywild was created. Our tagline is: Home is Where the Heart Is. The Ivywild neighborhood is an historic neighborhood with rich culture and is currently undergoing great change with new developments such as Creekwalk, a new boutique hotel coming on Tejon, and all the numerous improvements that have occurred both with the Ivywild School and along north Nevada.

Ivywild is known for eclectic neighborhood development and cottage industry. Many artists and musicians live in our neighborhood. The Millibo Art Theater is an anchor for performing arts, and the Ivywild School has provided many artists an opportunity to show and sell their art within the school businesses. Numerous neighborhood artists have created public art on their own personal property and the neighbors and neighborhood board have facilitated creation of street murals both on Ramona between Woodburn and Arbor Way and on Cascade at Cheyenne Rd. Many of our neighborhood business owners promote and have offered support for developing opportunities for more public art throughout the neighborhood.

Future additions to the Ivywild Arts District will be a walking map of public art, an art installation in the Tejon/Cascade/Cheyenne Blvd roundabout, and more.

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