Community of Music

Ben Valenzuela

Located at George Washington middle school, artist Ben Valenzuela and assistants Brittany Powers, Opie Ortiz, Glen Sabalza painted ‘Community of Music’. The mural is painted in a life-like style and portrays different musical styles performed by people around the world. We can learn a lot from taking in the variety of instruments and cultures depicted. Community of Music portrays the importance of music for different cultures everywhere.



Additional Artist Details Assisted by Youth Assistants: Brittney Powers, Ienn Sabalza and Opie Ortiz

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Community of Music



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Address 1502 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813, USA (get directions)

GPS Coordinates 33.786224, -118.195029

Location Name George Washington Middle School

Location DescriptionLocated on the exterior playground wall at the corner of 15th Street and Cedar Avenue

Long Beach Transit Bus Routes

172, 173, 174, 182

Dimensions9 ft. 2 in. x 9 ft. 10 in. x 7 ft. 10 in. x 102 ft. 8 in.

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