THE CORNER BALL PARK PROJECT

The transformation of a prominent, dangerously enclosed, street corner in Venice, California into a neighborhood ball park. Like the original Venice Ballpark, ours has mounds and balls. But in this new Corner Ball Park, we have native landscaping and marble mosaic sculptural seating.
Location:  South Venice Boulevard @ Ocean & Mildred.   Simulation:
Below are 3 of the Big Balls: sculptural seating for this urban environment: sitable & climbable, but not conducive to sleeping nor hiding. The Venetian imagery on these Balls is: sea kelp, a portrait from the iconic Venice Beach columns and Silver Triangle neighborhood triangles.

Funding & Permits: Los Angeles Beautification Grant & matching donations.
Lead Artist: Robin Murez

read The Argonaut cover story:
http://argonautnews.com/sculptor-and-community-groups-work-to-transform-public-spaces-to/

BEFORE OUR PROJECT BEGAN
A neighbor's illegal enclosure created a dangerous blind intersection which resulted in numerous accidents. We've removed the enclosure but delays continue. Neighborhood support remains overwhelming and we're making our Corner Ball Park happen.

The Venice Tigers, a Pacific Coast League pro team, played at Venice Ballpark from 1913-14.  It was located a block East of our site, at the SW corner of Venice and Abbot Kinney Boulevards. The team came from, and returned to, the City of Vernon, after two seasons.

Contact: Info @ Venice Public Art . Com

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