Artists will unveil a new glow-in-the-dark mural at Dockweiler State Beach on Wednesday after months of community input and participation.
The mural, by artists David Russell and Roberto del Hoyo, wraps around the concession and restroom area in Lot Number 1 at the beach. In May and June, over 200 people, mostly neighborhood kids and teenagers, assisted the graffiti artists in creating the mural with ultraviolet paint during “Nite-Write” events.
Mostly blue and green paints were used to recreate ocean waves, and artists also included an under layer of script from words collected during Nite-Write events that conveys positive messages. Over the collaged text, painted block letters spell-out Bernard Isadore Dockweiler, the name of the early 1900s Los Angeles civic leader who was instrumental in preserving beaches and parks for the public.
The mural was created in an effort to reduce vandalism at beach facilities and encourage taggers to create graffiti art as an alternative to illegal behavior.
The event will be held Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Lot Number 1 at Dockweiler Beach, located at 12000 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey.