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
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.
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
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 from grades 9-12th. The results were beautiful, (our students are SO TALENTED) and I wanted to share them with you!…