The "downtown Littlerock" section of Pearblossom Highway hosted a series of temporary, large-scale photomurals on high visibility exterior walls along the roadway. Striking black-and-white portraits, by hometown photographer Austin Lacroix, featured the everyday people who work or own small businesses along the corridor—mechanic, nurseryman, restaurant owner, teacher, shopkeeper, dancer, postal worker, and more—celebrating local history, unearthing individual narratives, and reflecting community identity. A Story Map geolocates pop-ups of the portraits with quotes from interviews collected by the Southeast Antelope Valley Historical Society, along with significant historic locations.
Click the image below to open the Story Map Tour.
It does indeed take a village—or in this case, a dedicated and hardworking group of community volunteers to make a project like Positively Littlerock happen. BIG BIG BIG thank you to Working Group members: Adriana Campos-Ojeda, Alicia Coronado de Fernandez, Giovanni Flores, Janet Flores, Jeffrey Hillinger, Bruce Love, Stevie Love, Carlos Mendoza, Christopher Minsal, Nancy Ruth, and Monique Stevens. YOU ROCK!
With gratitude to our Project Partners: Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Office of Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Lancaster Museum & Public Art Foundation, Fulcrum Arts, Signs + Designs, Southeast Antelope Valley Historical Society, Austin LaCroix Photography, Kulture Shoq Studios, and Studio 8135.