The BE Art Project, previously known as the Graffiti Art Project, began in 2011 with 13 students.

Inspired by my love for the arts and many years of non-profit volunteer work, I wanted to give public middle and high schools students a graffiti / street art competition.

Over the years, the project expanded to include over 80 students from high schools in Los Angeles County. In 2016 as the BE Art Projected evolved we to joined Beautify Earth, a nonprofit, who create beautiful murals to improve communities and provide educational programs designed to inspire young artist to flourish. Within the Beautify Earth network student artists have a special opportunity to see their neighborhoods enriched by their creativity.

The BE Art Project encourages students and their teachers to participate in a unique canvas art project within their school, with a view to have the winning art realized as a mural on their campus. Our goal is to encourage the creative spirit, build confidence and continue to inspire young people as they go forward with their artistic and academic journey.

As you scroll through our gallery the imagination, inspiration, and talent of these young artists is spectacular.

- Sharon Poole Blair

BE Art Project Background

The BE Art Project, previously known as the Graffiti Art Project, began in 2011 with 13 students.

Inspired by my love for the arts and many years of non-profit volunteer work, I wanted to give public middle and high schools students a graffiti / street art competition.

 - Sharon Poole Blair

BE Art Project Background

Over the years, the project expanded to include over 80 students from high schools in Los Angeles County. In 2016 as the BE Art Projected evolved we to joined Beautify Earth, a nonprofit, who create beautiful murals to improve communities and provide educational programs designed to inspire young artist to flourish. Within the Beautify Earth network student artists have a special opportunity to see their neighborhoods enriched by their creativity.

The BE Art Project encourages students and their teachers to participate in a unique canvas art project within their school, with a view to have the winning art realized as a mural on their campus. Our goal is to encourage the creative spirit, build confidence and continue to inspire young people as they go forward with their artistic and academic journey.

As you scroll through our gallery the imagination, inspiration, and talent of these young artists is spectacular.

Projects

John Adams Middle School 2018

The mission of John Adams Middle School is to provide a dynamic, multi-faceted, educational experience which allows each student to maximize his/her potential: academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. John Adams programs will be based on shared decision-making by interested community…

West Adams High School 2018

West Adams believes students need support in all areas of their life if they are to be academically successful. To this end, we provide human resources and programs to help our students’ academic achievement, community art projects, social-emotional well-being, and…

Sandra Cisneros Middle School 2018

No two kids learn the same way, and every family and community deserves high quality public education. That’s why, in 1999, the leaders of the Pueblo Nuevo Education and Development Group together with residents from the MacArthur Park community created…

Boys & Girls Club of Venice 2018

Lalo is a super talented artist and has established some amazing programs at the the club.

Sandra Cisneros Middle School 2017

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Venice High School 2017

We challenged students to create a mural that reflected what the Venice community meant to them, the winner would have their mural painted on one of the walls at Venice High School. We had ten students enter the contest ranging…

Boys & Girls Clubs of Venice 2017

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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