Amazing Mural coming to the West End [24,000 Bottle Caps!!!]

photoAfter months of displacement due to Hurricane Sandy, Lisa Be returned home to Long Beach, feeling personally responsible to breathe the city back to life. CAPS for KIDS began in March with a few kids collecting plastic caps. Three months later, Lisa has mobilized the Long Beach region to collect over 50,000 plastic caps and has founded L.B. KIDS as a platform to organize CAPS and future public participatory art projects in the area.

On June 24th, L.B. KIDS will install CAPS for KIDS, a public mosaic composed of 24,000 plastic caps on the cement wall at the corner of Maryland Ave. and Beech Street in the West End.

Before & After images of the mural are posted below, but they are just digital renderings. Lisa promises that the final wall will blow these images away. For more information, please check out: L.B. KIDS & Project Vortex.

For years I’ve been bitching on this blog how we need more public art in Long Beach, so I am thrilled about this project. But let’s not stop here! There are plenty of ugly walls in Long Beach; let’s cover them all with art!  That being said, I cannot wait to see what Lisa & L.B. KIDS has planned next.

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11 thoughts on “Amazing Mural coming to the West End [24,000 Bottle Caps!!!]”

  1. Wow! That’s beautiful! Kudos to Lisa for such a brilliant idea that incorporates the vital concept of reusing our “waste” into a magnificent art project for kids.

  2. Bravo to Lisa Be and the L.B. Kids! This looks Fantastic and the real install will be very moving, I’m sure. Definitely a big fan of public art and how the environment and public awareness and quality of everyday life is given a boost and the benefit of creativity and joy in unexpected places. Looking forward to the installation and more Caps, Yes!

  3. This was truly a great idea that helped teach the kids about recycling and promote art. Thank you to Lisa, LB Kids and the city for allowing it.

  4. This is destined to be a West End landmark, especially since it’s directly across the street from the West School. Congratulations Lisa!
    Can’t wait to see it.

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