On 4/30/13, artists, architects and designers had dinner with VRD families to initiate a discussion about exterior improvements to the homes.
WHP partnered with Sierra Service Project to paint the Villegas house as part of the VRD. More to come!
As part of the Virtual Redevelopment Project, WHP organized a repainting of the Villegas house!
Will Sheffie, E.D, is overseeing the progress. Special thanks to ArtPlace and Graham Foundation for the grant that made this all possible. Come by to see the changes!
VRD is a program that models homes in 3D and allows design improvements to be uploaded and viewed virtual before becoming reality. Collaboration continues!
Sierra Service Project volunteers along with WHP volunteers repair fences and driveways in Watts this summer.
WHP utilizes the arts as a powerful redevelopment tool and sees the creative process as essential to problem solving.
Locally and internationally-recognized artists and architects collaborate with local families to transform their homes.
WHP implements the shared visions of neighborhood families, addresses community-wide issues and builds solutions through creative partnerships.
WHP works with local organizations, schools and universities to create onsite learning opportunities and skill building.
Located across from the Watts Towers, Los Angeles, the Platform is WHP’s hub for community-based initiatives, meetings, and events.
WHP and students from theArt Center College of Design transform St. John’s United Methodist Church. WHP’s partnerships are mutually beneficial for all participants.