PROJECTS > Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
LAMAG fills a hole in the L.A. art community. No other nonprofit, alternative gallery, or museum is so readily available to any artist. This space is open to all, totally democratic.— Ali Subotnick, curator Hammer Museum

For more than fifty years, the Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park has been the city’s primary exhibition venue for visual art—introducing citizens to their own cultural heritage and the art of our time. Threatened by budget cuts, MartinMPR was called upon to create marketing materials and a public relations campaign designed to emphasize the gallery’s mission and to show its unique value to the city. MartinMPR leveraged the respect and good will of the art community to underscore the gallery’s unique role and in so doing helped save the gallery from privatization.