LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OLiVE DTLA, a newly-developed, art-inspired leasing community in Downtown Los Angeles (1243 S. Olive Street), announced today the launch of the OLiVE DTLA Artist-in-Residence Project (AiR), a first-of-its-kind program for a Los Angeles-area apartment building. OLiVE, and a panel of art industry experts, begin their search today for a painter, muralist, mixed media artist, or graphic artist who will receive a 6-month residency, which includes: a brand new 2-story loft apartment with free rent during the residency; interior and public-facing exterior wall opportunities to feature artwork; monthly showcase exhibits in communal spaces; and a monthly allowance for art supplies.
"The OLiVE DTLA Artist-in-Residence Project is an opportunity for us to further celebrate and contribute to the vibrancy of the DTLA art scene," said Matt Perrin, Executive VP of Asset Management at The Wolff Company, developer of OLiVE. "The culture of DTLA is defined, in large part, by the extraordinary art you see in public spaces and on the exterior walls of buildings across the city. We've embraced this from the beginning at OLiVE, with many of our walls featuring commissioned work from celebrated local artists like David Flores, Hauser and Dave Kinsey."
Partnering with OLiVE for the search is Street Art House, an experiential event producer that creates curated experiences, mural commissions and content, showcasing the works of artists from around the world.
"We're excited to join OLiVE DTLA Artist-in-Residence Project as a curation partner," shared Justin Fredericks, Co-Founder of Street Art House. "Our collaboration reflects a shared vision of supporting and showcasing artists, in public and private spaces. The building's beautiful interior and exterior architecture - including the airy loft - provides a great canvas for participating artists and a 'living gallery' for residents and visitors."
Artists interested in applying to become the AiR can submit an application at OLiVEDTLAair.com. Deadline for submissions is April 7, 2017. Three finalists will be announced on April 17, 2017, with each artist showcased in a short documentary film and featured prominently online and at OLiVE in its common spaces.
The winning artist will be named on May 18, 2017, at the OLiVE DTLA AiR Show. The event will feature portfolio pieces from each of the three finalists, including art made specifically for the project. The OLiVE DTLA AiR Show will also activate the community's array of amenity spaces, including its pool and spa area, rooftop sun decks, clubhouse and expansive mezzanine courtyard.
Please visit www.OLIVEDTLAair.com for more information.
ABOUT OLiVE DTLA
OLiVE DTLA is a brand-new apartment community located at the corner of Olive and Pico in the South Park district of downtown LA. Developed by The Wolff Company, a Scottsdale-based private equity real estate firm, it is a 293-unit mixed-use, 7-story podium building comprised of approximately 17,300 square feet of ground-floor retail and 7,000 square feet of amenity space. The building features large scale murals and sculptural art from celebrated local artists and includes amenities such as a mezzanine-level pool, edgy lounge spaces and multiple sun decks. OLiVE DTLA opened for leasing in November, 2016.
SOURCE OLiVE DTLA