(Above) Artist Anne-Elizabeth Sobieski fabricating artworks at Judson Studios. Photo by Robiee Ziegler.
From the report: "On July 1, 2019 the agency formally operating as the Arts Commission officially stepped into its new role as the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, ushering in exciting new potential for the Civic Art division. Amid the division’s development of the Public Art in Private Development Ordinance, the planning and implementation of innovative new projects, and the reimagining of the County's Civic Art Collection, the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic began to surface and the gallant efforts of the Black Lives Matter movement reshaped our focus."
The 2019-2020 Civic Art Division Annual report chronicles the efforts and activities of the Department of Arts and Culture's Civic Art Division from July 1, 2019 - July 1, 2020. It is dedicated to the past decade of civil and human rights movements, which have engaged unprecedented numbers of Americans in support of social and racial justice and helped define the decade and shape our future. These voices remind us that we must never be complacent. They remind us that persistence and unrestrained enthusiasm for justice reform can bring change. The arts have a role to play. And so, our work continues.