L.A.’s Watts neighborhood gets colourful with mural ban finally lifted
You might’ve heard of Watts in the past. Sanford and Son, the 1970s TV series, was set there. But there’s also a darker side to the neighborhood where gang violence occurs much too frequently. But now be introduced to another side of this colorful Los Angeles neighborhood.
A city-wide ban on murals in Watts has finally been lifted after 11 years. The results? Colour and extraordinary artistry re-entering the community. Calling one particular wall in Watts the ‘Great Wall of Watts,’ this mural art is a ‘multicultural collaboration,’ that brings students together from different schools and aims to highlight ‘equality, unity and friendship’ across cultures.