MacArthur Park to host Portraits of Hope art project

Thousands of hand-painted inflatable spheres will be launched into the lake at MacArthur Park in the 2200 block of W. Sixth Street in the Westlake District of Los Angeles.

Volunteers will begin filling the lake at MacArthur Park Friday with 3,000 hand-painted inflatable spheres as part of a public arts installation.

"Spheres of MacArthur Park" was organized by the Santa Monica-based nonprofit Portraits of Hope.

Each orb is 4- to 6-feet in diameter and covered in bright floral and fish patterns.

Ed Massey, co-founder of Portraits of Hope, estimates the installation will be ready for public viewing by Monday. The spheres will be in place for a four-week run.

Thousands of hand-painted inflatable spheres will be launched into the lake at MacArthur Park in the 2200 block of W. Sixth Street in the Westlake District of Los Angeles.


After the exhibit closes, the spheres will be donated to schools, hospitals and other organizations.

For more information on the installation, visit http://www.portraitsofhope.org.

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