The Great Wall of Los Angeles- The Longest Mural in the World Largest Monument to Inter-Racial Harmony in America. A monument and landmark to the history of America and California. Begun in 1976 by distinguished UCLA Professor Judith F. Baca and the Co-Founder/Artistic Director of the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC). The Great Wall of LA employed over 400 youth and their families from diverse, social, and economic backgrounds working with artists, oral historians, ethnologists, scholars, and community members.
SPARC was founded in 1976 by Chicana muralist and educator Judith F. Baca, filmmaker/director Donna Deitch, and Artist/Teacher Christina Schlesinger. SPARC is a cultural center that creates public art as a vehicle to promote civic dialogue, foster cross-cultural understanding and address critical social issues.