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Downtown's Recreation Mural

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A Loiter Galleries Production

L.B. "Recreation"mural illumination project

Our mission is to create Long Beach's 2nd most popular attraction.

The goal for this project is simple; give this landmark its due and continue to illustrate the reemergence of Downtown Long Beach as a premier destination.

We came up with a crazy idea to “Animate and illuminate” the mural and its characters through the magic of projection mapping. In effect, making the mural sparkle from a distance and drawing both locals and visitors Downtown. It will become Long Beach's 2nd most popular attraction.

 

Here's an example our partner's, Go2Productions, illuminating effect.

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Who We Are

Who we are. One of the ways in which we provide exceptional value is through the wide range of features that we offer. Our team created them to provide every customer with the best possible experience. Explore some of the main features below, and please get in touch to receive additional information.

What the
project is

Our concept takes the challenge to make our mark with a bold idea.
Through a process called “projection mapping” we will bring the characters to life while Illuminating the
mural. This process has won several installation awards and is used by blue chip companies such as 2010
Olympics, Southwest Airlines and Target.

Why we do what we do

Why we do what we do. Our customers deserve the highest level of support, and we work tirelessly to maintain those standards. When you choose to work with our team, know that you are consistently choosing quality and excellence. Customer service is at the heart of everything that we do.

How we accomplished it

Out team features Go2productions for animation and pre and post production, Pier Communications for PR and promotion. Lastly, of course, the Loiter Galleries team for  Ideation, fundraising and management. 

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We strive to revive the downtown Long Beach Area

History

The story

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Located at the Harvey Milk Park and Equity Plaza sits a 38 ft tall mural. The Long Beach Recreation Mural was designed by local artist Henry A. Nord to depict the many forms of recreation offered in Long Beach including croquet, picnicking, sailing and fishing.  The mural remains open to the public and can be located at 185 E. Third Street, Long Beach, CA 90802.

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Artists

Who worked on the Recreation Mural?

Originally painted by Henry A Nord, artists Staten McDonald Wright and Albert H. King transformed his work into the mosaic. With the funding from the Workers Progress Association, over 60 artists help build the mural to what it is today.

Medium

What is the Recreational Mural made out of?

The original mural was a painting. Now, measuring at 38 feet high and 33 feet wide, the work was created into a glazed ceramic mosaic. 62 thousand tiles were made to create the mural depicting recreational activities in Long Beach. 

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Read all about it

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The process

Behind the Scenes, making the mural

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Animation and Design

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Production

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Bringing the Community Together

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FAQ

What is the Recreation Mural made out of? The mural was originally a painting by Henery A Nord, the was transformed into a ceramic tile mosaic.

What is Loiter Galleries to enhance the mural? The mural was originally a painting by Henery A Nord, the was transformed into a ceramic tile mosaic.

Where is the mural? The mural was originally a painting by Henery A Nord, the was transformed into a ceramic tile mosaic.

Why is this mural important? The mural was originally a painting by Henery A Nord, the was transformed into a ceramic tile mosaic.

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Where can I learn about the history of the mural? The mural was originally a painting by Henery A Nord, the was transformed into a ceramic tile mosaic.

Who made the mural? The mural was originally a painting by Henery A Nord, the was transformed into a ceramic tile mosaic.

Details

Address: 185 East 3rd Street Long Beach, CA

GPS Coordinates: 33.770524, -118.191084

Location: Long Beach Municipal Auditorium. (1938) Long Beach City Plaza Parking (1982). Harvey Milk Promenade Park (2013 - Present)

Size: 33 ft high, 38 ft wide

Medium: Ceramic Tiles

Artists: Henry Allen Nord, Albert Henry King, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Louisa Etcheverry, Employees of the The Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Thank you to our sponsors

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