Just in time for us to stumble across them all Pride weekend long, West Hollywood has given the intersection of San Vicente and Santa Monica Boulevard a very-easy-to-follow-even-after-one-or-four-cocktails makeover! After Lucas John proposed the idea and Martin Duvader designed the rendering, the city of West Hollywood turned the bland white crosswalk blocks into a vibrant rainbow of celebration on Thursday night.
The motion of approval issued by the West Hollywood City Council reads:
"Our City, since its incorporation, has proudly flown the rainbow flags down Santa Monica Boulevard as a symbol to the world that we are different, that we are accepting, that we, the City of West Hollywood, embrace our diversity.”
“To strengthen that message, the City Council should consider painting the [intersection at San Vincente and Santa Monica Boulevards] not just for a couple hours, or for the weekend of LGBT Pride, but for the entire month of June in rainbow colours.
“This intersection, in the heart of one of the most iconic areas for the LGBT community, serves as the entrance to the CSW Pride Festival. The painting of rainbow crosswalks would serve as a creative and unique gateway to Pride activities in West Hollywood. The visibility of this installation would be very high profile and likely attract interest across the country, not just in the colorful crosswalk improvement, but as a message in how this city, West Hollywood embraces and celebrates their Pride in their residents and visitors.”
The cost of painting and maintenance throughout June reportedly nears $13,000.
Happy L.A. Pride, Instincters!
(Image courtesy of Jesse German)