A community social art project that invites people to share their hopes and dreams in a public space is coming to Santa Monica.
Known as the “Before I Die Wall,” the project involves a wall panel where people are invited to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations.
The project will be held in Santa Monica on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Flying Saucer Caffeine and Arts, 306 Pico Blvd., and will be up for participation for two weeks or longer thereafter.
Created by artist Candy Chang on an abandoned house, the project has expanded to cities across the globe, including San Diego, Long Beach, Madrid, Spain and Johannesburg, South Africa. Organizers now hope to bring the art project to represent the greater Los Angeles area.
They say the wall has received positive reactions and participation in the cities who have hosted the initiative.
The project has been profiled on NBC’s “Rock Center” with Brian Williams, in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Oprah Magazine, Fast Company and Good Magazine.
Each Before I Die wall is made and maintained by an individual or group of people that are passionate about bringing a positive experience to their community, organizers said.
Information http://beforeidie.cc.

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