Where It Starts (39 images)
The Art Deco former Venice Division of the Los Angeles Police Department, at 685 Venice Boulevard, many blocks inland from the beach, was an active jail from 1929 until the early seventies. Now it's the home of the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) – a gallery, a mural/digital lab, and home to one of the largest collections of murals/public art anywhere around. Most funky public art in Los Angeles starts here, and of course the place always looks different. This time it's...