THE CORNER BALL PARK PROJECT

The transformation of a prominent, dangerously enclosed, street corner in Venice, California into a neighborhood ball park. Like the original Venice Ballpark, ours has mounds and hard balls. But in this new earthworks Corner Ball Park, we have native landscaping and marble mosaic sculptural seating with Venice imagery.
Location:  South Venice Boulevard @ Ocean & Mildred.   Simulation:
Below are 3 of the Big Balls: sculptural seating for this urban environment: sitable & climbable, but not conducive to sleeping nor hiding. The Venetian imagery on these Balls is: sea kelp, a portrait from the iconic Venice Beach columns and Silver Triangle neighborhood triangles.

Funding & Permits: Los Angeles Beautification Grant & matching donations.
Lead Artist: Robin Murez

Venice Update captured our Ball Park magic: https://veniceupdate.com/2018/03/

Venice Stories depicts me as a graphic art superhero describing the Ball Park: http://jasonhilldesign.com/venice-stories/mz8xlyvy9vkvz9xtz7g9uv46kdx058

Yo Venice likes our park's tribute to Venice's baseball story: https://yovenice.com/2018/04/23/venice-ball-park/

read The Argonaut cover story:
http://argonautnews.com/sculptor-and-community-groups-work-to-transform-public-spaces-to/

BEFORE OUR PROJECT BEGAN
A neighbor's illegal enclosure created a dangerous blind intersection which resulted in numerous accidents. We've removed the enclosure but delays continue. Neighborhood support remains overwhelming and we're making our Corner Ball Park happen.

The Venice Tigers, a Pacific Coast League pro team, played at Venice Ballpark from 1913-14.  It was located a block East of our site, at the SW corner of Venice and Abbot Kinney Boulevards. The team came from, and returned to, the City of Vernon, after two seasons.

Contact: Info @ Venice Public Art . Com

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