Urban Lab: Chantilly Clad


The Arts Council initiated the A Lot Series in the Spring of 2009 with the launch of the Urban Lab Program—a public art program that brings temporary site-responsive work to vacant lots in targeted areas of the City. Chantilly Clad has transformed a vacant lot at the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Lime Avenue. By using reclaimed shipping crates, buoys, cranes and nautical rope to create a stage, seating area and a suspended lace canopy, Chantilly Clad has provided a much-needed venue for outdoor performances, art and community events. The design and fabrication process for this project included a series of six public presentations and lace-making workshops where members of the public, artistic and architectural communities participated in the fabrication of the Chantilly Clad canopy. Over 200 people participated in these events.


Additional Artist Details Studio name of Freya Bardell and Brian Howe

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Funding Source(s)

The RDA allocated $60,000 for this project and the Arts Council allocated an additional $15,000 from a grant received from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission’s Organizational Grant Program for the A Lot Series.

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Urban Lab: Chantilly Clad



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Location DescriptionLocated on the northwest corner of Ocean Boulevard & Lime Avenue

Long Beach Transit Bus Routes

21, 22, 23, 121

Primary Materials

Additional materialsLace

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