CHALLENGE GRANT RECIPIENT: MAKE IT MAR VISTA
Hosted by the Mar Vista Chamber of Commerce, the Make It Mar Vista: Small Business Saturday event brought community partners together to engage the local community. A partnership between the Chamber, the LA Bike Coalition, Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Green Communications Initiative, LA City Councilman Mike Bonin's office, A Kid's Place Preschool, and Grand View Elementary School, Make It Mar Vista invited community members to view art exhibits, take part in a bike parade, and participate in painting a community mural. The event featured a pop-up protected bike lane, sustainable planters, temporary parklets, and live performances to create and enhance public spaces along the corridor. These efforts were targeted at boosting local support of small businesses and artists, all while creating a stronger sense of place on Venice Boulevard.