Part 1 is here: Watts, Los Angeles
Scenes from Silent
Mid City, Los Angeles
Between beach-bordered West LA and the inner city—two very different worlds—lies the aptly named Mid City.
It’s only about ten miles from Watts to here. The ‘culture shock’ for a transplant probably wouldn’t be too great, since the areas have many things in common—few chain stores, lots of Mom and Pop shops, graffiti and bright street art decorating building fronts and alleyways. Drugs and gangs still have their influence in some areas, too. But Mid City is also a bridge of sorts, between the places seen in LA tourism commercials and the deep inner city. There’s a greater mix of races, ethnicities, and socio-economic statuses. It’s a place where you can see a variety of people from different walks of life, all blending together on pot-holed sidewalks.
This is where Alex first learns there’s a chance for a life outside the one he knows.
I’m giving away 2 prizes at the end of the month:
Winner 1: Paperback and a finger painting from the Santa Monica pier (as featured in Chapter 22).
Seemingly careless streaks transformed into fantastic scenery as the man worked, but I couldn’t give him my full attention. I had other concerns on my mind…like why I felt so nervous standing beside Seb. Was I too close? Or not close enough? Why did that matter all of a sudden?
Here’s a(nother) clip of one being made:
Depending on the wishes of the artist, I may even be able to record a video of your artwork being created.
Winner 2: Paperback and postcards of LA scenes, including some from Inner City Arts, a nonprofit organization providing arts education to students in low-income areas of Los Angeles.
~To enter, just leave a comment on any “Scenes from Silent” post (one comment per post is eligible as another entry).
~Entries will be accepted from now until midnight PST on November 30th.
~Winners will be selected by random drawing and announced on December 1st.
~Must be 18 or over to enter.
Thanks for reading!