Charles White Park is one of only two public parks in the United States named for an artist.
Our first Public Art project is to create a monument and plaque that honors the park's namesake. On November 7, 2020, the Charles White Archives* and its executor Ian White agreed to provide the text to a plaque. On December 9, 2020, Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation department had identified additional funding to support this project based on a proposal created by Altadena Arts. Parks and Recreation are currently serving as Project Managers. A committee was formed including representatives from the Altadena Town Council, Altadena Arts, County of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation, and Charles White Archives.
Through the efforts from the community including our founding members, Altadena Arts raised $5,000 to support public art in Altadena such as this first project. Help us bring more public art at Charles White Park and throughout Altadena by making a contribution.
*The Charles White Archives are not affiliated with Altadena Arts. It does not represent the estate and/or artwork created by Charles White.