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PO Box 39754
Los Angeles, CA 90039

818.732.1413

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HELP FUND THE NORTH ATWATER VILLAGE HISTORY MURAL

Luis Lopez

The Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce (AVCC) is re-focusing efforts to improve Atwater's other commercial corridors, Los Feliz Blvd and Fletcher Dr. As a first step for this onging effort the AVCC is planning to create a community / graffiti abatement mural on the wall facing Brunswick Ave at the Los Feliz Car Wash (3013 Los Feliz Blvd).   Such murals throughout Atwater Village have proven to be a major deterrent to graffiti.

The mural will encompass the entire span of the wall: 110 feet in length, 10 feet tall at one end and 5 feet tall at the other end. Located at a high-traffic entry point to North Atwater Village, the mural will celebrate its unique landmarks and history.  The mural will contain images representing the history of Atwater’s equestrian and former agricultural areas, as well as images of the Los Angeles River, Union Pacific Railroad, Christo Rey Church, the former Chevy Chase elementary School and Franciscan Pottery factory. 

AVCC has assembled a mural “dream team” to accomplish this project. Local historians, Sandra Caravella, Netty Carr and Ann Lawson from Friends of Atwater Village (FAV), will serve as volunteer consultants to maintain the historical integrity of the mural’s theme and images. AVCC has retained the services of muralist Rafael Escamilla, who will serve as lead artist. Rafael is a proven muralist and has already done other murals in Atwater Village, one of which is the “Revisit the Red Car” at the Red Car River Park (see list below for other murals done in Atwater Village by Rafael). 

To help make this mural a reality we are asking the community for financial assistance. Please help fund this worthwhile project.  Together we can eliminate blight and promote Atwater Village history.  

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

PLATINUM ($5,000.00 +): Platinum sponsors will have their names listed on the mural, receive a framed and signed replica of the original mural rendering, a signed “Atwater Village” history book, a 2015 calendar, an “Atwater Village 90039” license plate frame, an honorable mention at the mural dedication, be listed in the sponsor directory and enjoy a shout-out thru the Chamber’s social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter). 

GOLD ($1000): Gold sponsors will receive a framed and signed replica of the original mural rendering, a signed “Atwater Village” history book, a 2015 calendar, an honorable mention at the mural dedication, be listed in the sponsor directory and enjoy a shout-out thru the Chamber’s social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter).

SILVER ($500): Silver sponsors will receive a 2015 “Atwater Village” calendar, an “Atwater Village 90039” license plate frame, an honorable mention at the mural dedication, be listed in the sponsor directory and enjoy a shout-out thru the Chamber’s social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter).

BRONZE ($100): Bronze sponsors will receive an “Atwater Village 90039” license plate frame, be listed in the sponsor directory and enjoy a shout-out thru the Chamber’s social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter).

You can make your contribution online thru PayPal or download our mail-in sponsorship form.

PayPal Sponsorship Form 

Use the PayPal button below to pay to use your credit or debit card, select the sponsorship category using the pull-down menu.

Mural Sponsorship

You can also use our mail-in sponsorship form to pay by check. 

Click here to download mail-in sponsorship form (pdf)

 

For more information about this community project or sponsorship please contact our Executive Director, Luis Lopez, at 323.665.0166 or luis@lopezautomotive.com


ABOUT THE ATWATER VILLAGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Incorporated on March 20th, 1947 the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce is one of the oldest and most enduring community groups in Atwater Village. The Chamber is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit organization and for over 67 years they have been dedicated to promoting the civic and economic wellbeing of our community.

For more information about the Chamber visit them online at www.atwaterchamber.org 

ABOUT FRIENDS OF ATWATER VILLAGE

Friends of Atwater Village (FAV) was established in 2000 as a volunteer nonprofit organization to help save the Van de Kamp’s Bakery building on Fletcher Driver from demolition. Since then, FAV’s contribution to the community have included beautification projects including four murals depicting Atwater history* and a decorative access gate at Acresite Street to the Los Angeles River.  FAV has donated historic photographs of the neighborhood to the Atwater Village Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library and to the Atwater Village Elementary School Library. Education is the primary component of FAV’s goal to share local history.  In addition, FAV has initiated neighborhood cleanup events and been a major participant in the annual Friends of Los Angeles River cleanup.

For more information about FAV visit them online at www.friendsofatwatervillage.org

OTHER MURALS BY FRIENDS OF ATWATER VILLAGE AND RAFAEL ESCAMILLA 

“Past, Present & Future” Mural
“Revisit the Red Car” Mural
“Trains Shaping History” Mural @ Fletcher Drive
“Blot the Blight” on Fletcher Drive Mural
Atwater Ranch Market Mural
 

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2015!

Luis Lopez

As the voice of the Atwater Village business community, we rely on your support and membership dues to create a positive and successful business environment in Atwater Village. All memberships are renewed in January for the calendar year.

When you become a member of the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce you get…

1. VISIBILITY. Sign up today and receive a free listing on our business directory and plug in your business into the Atwater Village brand via our “Shop Atwater Village First” campaign. You’ll also get frequent shout-outs that help promote your business thru our popular Facebook site (with over 2000 local friends) and our Twitter page.

2. NETWORK with other Atwater Village business owners. Our bi-monthly mixers and quarterly small business help seminars allow you to network and socialize with Atwater’s business community in a friendly and supporting environment.

3. ACCESS. When you join the Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce, you’ll have greater access to our City Council members; community organizations; local schools; and the Los Angeles Police Department.

4. DEDUCTABLE. As a 501 (c) 6 non-profit organization your membership dues are deductible as a valid business expense under applicable tax laws.

Now you can pay your membership renewal in two convenient ways:

PayPal - The Atwater Village Chamber will be emailing every member a renewal invoice via paypal. You can now pay your membership due with a credit card via Paypal.

Check - You can continue to pay your membership dues with a check. Just download the membership renewal form (click here) and mail your payment to the address listed on the form.

Please note, to save on postage, we will not be mailing renewal forms via regular mail.

Not a member or have questions about membership? Please contact Luis Lopez at 323.665.0166 or luis@lopezautomotive.com