On Monday, November 25, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez unveiled the latest mural art creation titled “Rushing Waters” in Pacoima together with Metrolink Chief of Staff Noelia Rodriguez. Pacoima is known as the ‘mural city,’ and “Rushing Waters” can be easily seen off the Metrolink Antelope Valley Line between Sylmar/San Fernando and Sun Valley stations.
“Rushing Waters” is the most significant public art project in the San Fernando Valley since 1978. At almost 10,000 square feet, it is the largest above-ground mural in the San Fernando Valley and will change the face of the area by removing graffiti with an artistic history lesson.
This mural brings together the full spectrum of the community. The team includes mural and graffiti artists with assistance from the Los Angeles Native American Commission, Walt Disney Imagineering designers, local businesses, and local community leaders.
“Rushing Waters pays tribute to our heritage and captures the spirit of Pacoima,” said Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. “This type of investment in our neighborhood has been long overdue and I am excited to be part of making herstory in our community.”
Artist Levi Ponce’s murals are community-based projects that bring together a wide range of artists, businesses, and organizations, transforming defaced city walls into works of art for both locals and visitors to enjoy. These efforts to beautify and inspire people to take control of their communities have led to the re-discovery of the ‘Mural Mile’ in Pacoima.
Ponce says, “This is a historic endeavor and my team and I are extremely honored to be trusted with a project that means so much to Pacoima and what it will represent for generations to come. We hope this project serves as a catalyst for change not only in art but for the people of this beautiful City. For years, red tape kept this project out of reach — I commend Councilwoman Rodriguez for stepping up and making this project a reality for our community.”