Local youth are being sought to help create a mural for the Mi Centro LGBTQ+ center in Boyle Heights and the Latino Equality Alliance (LEA).

The LA LGBT Center received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts  to create the mural.

The project is to create four mural panels highlighting themes including immigration and the LGBTQ+ community. It will take place over eight weeks in July and August at Mi Centro, 553 South Clarence Street. Each committed youth participant of the program will receive a $100 stipend for their work.

Dalila Paola Méndez will be the artist leading the project. Méndez is a first generation queer artist born and raised in Los Angeles. She received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Southern California. Méndez’s work has been featured and displayed at various events and she had led many paint workshops throughout Los Angeles.

An orientation meeting will be held at Mi Centro on Saturday, July 14th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Food and beverages will be provided to attendees. Interested youth can sign up to attend this informational meeting using the following link: http://bit.ly/QTMuralProject

Additional meetings will be held each following Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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