Last month, the City of Paramount revealed new artwork decorating the side of its Community Center in Paramount Park.
The mosaic named "Brilliance of Community," was created by a team of 11 artists alongside Piece by Piece, a non-profit organization that supports individuals in the Skid Row and South Los Angeles neighborhoods who have transitioned into permanent supportive housing.
Through free workshops that offer certificate training, Piece by Piece empowers community members who have experienced homelessness or economic insecurity the opportunity to earn supplemental income and contribute to the city's public art and commissions.
Paramount is the first municipality outside of the City of Los Angeles to work with this group for a project! "Brilliance of Community" is also the 65th piece in Paramount's public art collection.
"The Community Center, which is also the site of our Senior Center, is one of our most popular public buildings," said Paramount Mayor Vilma Cuellar Stallings. "Now everyone coming inside will pass this very special image. We thank Piece by Piece and all of the talented artists who produced this beautiful work."
I'm excited to see the growth and vitality of #AD63 art! Thank you to the City of Paramount for engaging in this great and necessary partnership.