The Cambodia Town Mural Project is a collection of eight public art murals in Cambodia Town in Long Beach, CA.
The Cambodia Town Mural Project demonstrates the Arts Council’s enthusiasm and commitment to making our neighborhoods more joyful while fostering safe public spaces. This project encourages civic pride and supports the Arts Council’s mission to foster creativity and culture, enliven our communities and enable a thriving economy.
This project is in partnership with Cambodia Town Inc., United Cambodian Community (UCC), Homeland Cultural Center (HCC), Long Beach Transit and the offices of councilmembers Daryl Supernaw (4th District) and Dee Andrews (6th District). The Arts Council secured funding to cover the costs of the project through a grant from the California Arts Council, California Community Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts Long Beach Transit, Midtown Business Improvement District and the Port of Long Beach.
Meet The Artists
Muralist | Homeland Cultural Center
Arts Council of Long Beach
United Cambodian Community
Homeland Cultural Center
Long Beach Transit
City of Long Beach
Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement
Map of the Cambodia Town Mural Project
About the Project
Artists for the Cambodia Town Mural Project were selected through a panel composed of community professionals from Long Beach, who reviewed submissions from an open public call for a videographer and muralists.
One of the murals was created through community workshops, facilitated by Sayon Syprasoeuth, professional artist and program coordinator for Living Arts Long Beach at UCC, who worked with local community members to conceive, design and paint a mural.
Homeland Cultural Center invited artist, Jose Martinez, to lead community volunteers through the mural painting process of a new permanent mural design for Homeland. Additional murals were painted by artists Angela Willcocks, Bodeck Hernandez, ZEINAB (ZYNB), Jason Keam, Ricardo Vilchis and Tracy Negrete. A videographer, Federico Laguerder, has also been chosen to create a short video capturing the entire project from start to finish.
Five of the muralists are residents and active artists in Long Beach and one artist has painted murals internationally in Chile, Cuba and other parts of the US.