For profit business

LA River Public Art Project (c/o ERW Design)

The LA River Public Art Project advocates for an arts and culture infrastructure, preserves the legacy of art on the River, and develops public art projects to engage communities throughout LA.


4 Submitted Ideas

  • CONNECT ·2018 Grants Challenge

    The Art Barge: a traveling, interactive archive of art and culture precedents along the LA River.

    An interactive history of the art that has flourished along the LA River, the Art Barge will travel to River parks and cultural centers to activate communities along the LA River and beyond.

  • PLAY ·2015 Grants Challenge

    TEN FEET: Art Meets the River 2016

    TEN FEET 2016 will be a temporary arts and culture exhibition and a series of after school intergenerational workshops featuring local artists engaging residents, visitors, students, and others. 10 FEET explores the potential for new River friendly relationships between private properties and the LA River increasing and elevating our places to play in LA. We propose to expand our 2015 inaugural event of 7 participants and venues along a 2 mile linear portion of the LA River to 20 locations alon

  • PLAY ·2014 Grants Challenge

    The LA River Public Art Project

    Who wants to see more world-class art on the LA River?

  • 2013 Grants Challenge


    Park-in-a-Box (PIB) is a moveable pop-up park. Two shipping containers outfitted to carry park amenities will travel to neighborhood sites for specific community events. Using under-utilized open spaces in Los Angeles, community outreach organizations will schedule an event, order PIB, unpack and configure the containers, and help to activate a neighborhood public space. We anticipate up to four scheduled events during this initial pilot program phase scheduled by our partner community organizations. Park-in-a-Box is a kit of park essentials – chairs, tables, umbrellas, kids’ playgrounds, bbq grills, etc. – as well as specialty items requested for particular initiatives- inflatable installations, projectors, sound system, staging areas, and lights. Once the contents are unpacked, the containers themselves unfold and transform into visual anchors of the park. Voila! The park is ready! Please visit for more information about how Park-in-a-Box works (more images after the jump).