Ernesto de la Loza presents his just restored 1975 mural "Organic Stimulus." /Photo by Andrew Roman
Artists, city leaders, community members and fans joined muralist Ernesto de la Loza in a rededication ceremony for his 1975 mural “Organic Stimulus” at Estrada Courts housing projects in Boyle Heights on Sunday. This restoration was funded by a grant awarded by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and is part of a new program led by the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA) to revive dozens of nearby murals that have been neglected and vandalized.
“This is an example of what can be done,” MCLA Executive Director Isabel Rojas-Williams told The Eastsider LA.
“It is MCLA’s goal to raise attention and money to restore one mural at a time -with the help of private and public donors- for the on-going restoration program at Estrada Courts,” Rojas-Wlliams added in an email.
Read more about the preservation of murals in Boyle Heights here.
Note: A previously published version of this story incorrectly said the DCA was funding the new restoration program.