Junker and Brig building owner, David Paris, invited kids from SPY (Safe Place For Youth) to come over and help him paint, as he teaches mural classes at the very important facility on Lincoln Boulevard helping our homeless and at-risk young people of the community. Art heals.
I love this mural, with its bears and native Tongva hunters wearing deer hats. It adds so much more to the neighborhood than the movie posters and ads that had previously taken over those walls. It's beautiful, it tells a story, and reminds us of what Venice was like long before there were any skaters or shoppers or posers on this boulevard. Well done to everyone involved!