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Maybe Something Beautiful – How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by
F. Isabelle Campoy & Theresa Howell

The Friendship Corner Community Project is bursting with beauty, creativity, and connecting neighbors through the revitalization of a vacant space in need of attention and care. We want to thank the participation of Franklin Middle School and Mann Elementary students and families who recently received mosaic kits! The mosaic daisies the students create will be added to the Friendship Corner mural at the Dawson and 7th Street lot.

ArtWorksLBC Director and mosaic artist, Dawn Mendelson joined Mann Elementary School’s family zoom night on Wednesday, December 2nd to show students and their families about the art of mosaic and tell them about the Friendship Corner Community Project at the Dawson and 7th Street lot. The family zoom night included the story Maybe Something Beautiful – How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabelle Campoy & Theresa Howell to show students how a splash of color can brighten the grayest of areas in a neighborhood.

ArtWorksLBC Director, Dawn Mendelson talking with students at Mann Elementary about mosaic art

Mann Elementary Principal Mrs. Fiala commented on the project: “What a wonderful experience to share with our families.  Working together to create our mosaics brought pure joy and laughter during challenging times.  To be part of such a beautiful art installation in our own neighborhood brings the hope of the community to build beauty from the ashes.”

Mann Elementary families, teachers and ArtWorksLBC Director, Dawn Mendelson create mosaic daisies for their Family Zoom Night on 12/2/2020

If you have a completed mosaic kit or want to pick one up, please email info@rpna.org for more information.


Rose Park Neighborhood is working with Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to describe the impact of high risk and unsafe situations on our streets and sidewalks. We are requesting the feedback of Rose Park Neighborhood residents to better understand the resident experience when utilizing our high traffic intersections, residential areas, bike boulevards, alleyways and bus stops.

Please fill out this very short SURVEY HERE.