Mark McNeill

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ART PARTNERS: Creative coexistence in MacArthur Park

Westlake-MacArthur Park was once the epicenter of the Los Angeles art scene. In the early 20th century the neighborhood was home to Otis Art Institute, Art Center College of Design and Chouinard Art Institute (later to become CalArts). The surrounding blocks were filled with independent galleries, studios and art supply stores. Ensuing decades of economic decline and gang violence caused this creative community to largely dissipate....