If you were driving down Sunset Boulevard yesterday, it was hard to miss LOCAL PARK. As part of the Park(ing) Day LA festivities, Standard collaborated with de LaB this year to create an unforgettable pop-up park in front of Jason Michaud‘s LOCAL restaurant. The installation was part directive (park your car…), part invitation (…and stay for a while!), and when viewed from across the street, almost seemed like a new form of urban graffiti in the best sense of the word. We camped out all day to watch how people reacted to and interacted with the parklet.
Missed the pop-up parks on Friday? The public gets another chance to see some of them at ArtCycle today. Many of the parks will be setting up side by side along Santa Monica Boulevard in what organizers have dubbed “Parallel Parking.” Kill Radio will also be showing footage of the parks at the end of the month at an event at the Bike Oven. Huge hats off to all the Park-ticipants and Park-itects who helped reclaim LA’s streets for the people.