project leader
Arlene Y
1920 E Olympic Blvd
(Downtown Los Angeles)
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Raised 25% of our Goal

the project

Help us support local art, neighborhood history and beautification in the Industrial District of Downtown Los Angeles!

Recently established in the Industrial District of Downtown Los Angeles, Teapop DTLA pairs tea with art.  We currently feature monthly artists, music and comedy performances, and community gatherings every month.  Our next grand gesture of supporting local art is with an act of neighborhood beautification. Through February, we are fundraising for a bright and uplifting large-scale art installation on the side of Teapop DTLA's building, which has high visibility traffic passing by daily. Monies raised will go toward:

  • Paint supplies
  • Lift/crane rental
  • Mural team led by Artist Erin Williams
  • An unveiling event at completion

The mural is our proactive stamp on creating vibrancy and life in an overlooked and underserved part of downtown.  We hope to engage with local community members in an effort to beautify our bleak stretch of downtown, which consists of grey-toned industrial buildings, graffiti tags, and rampant with illegal dumping of trash/waste, and incite a safer and cleaner neighborhood for residents and community members.  In partnership with non-profit organization A Move For Life, we plan to invite local officials from Downtown Neighborhood Council and the office of Councilman Jose Huizar, media organizations, schools, artists, donors, residents and businesses in the area to join our unveiling "block party" event to celebrate. 

the steps

  1. Fundraise through February 24th
  2. Mural execution and documentation starts February 25th
  3. Unveiling the mural "Block Party" on March 3rd (time TBA). 

If you are interested in sponsoring our unveiling event with a product or service, please email Arlene at

why we're doing it

Beautification of a neighborhood or street gives people a sense of pride and ownership over where they live, work, and gather.  There are dilapidated sidewalks in need of repair, graffiti tags, and illegal dumping of trash/waste. 

As a member of the downtown community, we aim to encourage residents and tourists to support the local businesses in the booming districts of downtown. And even more importantly, we would like to garner attention and support for the Industrial District from local government and the City of LA in order to:

  • approve street lights 
  • approve installation of bike racks
  • approve more art projects along Olympic Boulevard
  • draw attention to and help to repair the dilapidated sidewalks 



Disbursed Budget (3.5.18):

Totaling $2505
Paint $750
Art supplies $505
Artist $1250

RAISED = $2,616.00
 less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $75.17

Original Budget:

Paint $750

Art supplies $500

Lift rental $1500

Artist $1750

Community Launch Party $500

SUBTOTAL = 5,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $150



Raised 25% of our Goal

We are one-quarter of the way! Woohoo! Thanks to all the friends and family who took time out to make this happen!


Will you spread the word about Teapop DTLA's art mural fundraiser?  To help us gain another boost, please share our donation page with 5 of your friends and fam via email or good ol' fashioned word of mouth, and post about it on your social media? Graphics are live on @teapopdtla. 


View our video

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Teapop DTLA launched a campaign to beautify Olympic Boulevard with a large scale mural on the side of our downtown location. We are aiming to raise $5000 by February 24th.  Donations are tax-deductible and will cover the cost of paint, supplies, lift rental, and art team.  If you're interested in volunteering, painting, making an in-kind donation of products or services, please contact me at


Always Gratitude, Arlene


Our Video on Why We're painting the town red...and other colors!

Please check out the video:

It's alittle rough and pardon the traffic noise in the background! 


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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