PROJECT: Smile South Central

Random Act Projects

"A grassroots art project organized by Adam Ayala”
Adam Ayala/ 2014
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Phobik god (L) v Thrash bird v Septerhed(R), 2014-04-20, From the collection of: Random Act Projects

PROJECT: Smile South Central is the brainchild of Adam Ayala.

A South Central native, Ayala, uplifted and inspired by Street Art himself, decided to follow his creative impulse.

When the call went out for walls and artists for the art project #earthdaystreet2014, Ayala quickly organized 9 artists to paint in his neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles, California, USA. This was the beginning of his project which quickly became “Smile South Central“ and he has not looked back.  

Ayala's easy going way, has endeared him to his community as well as the street art community.  His friendship and camaraderie with artists Phobik and Septerhed has been a cornerstone of the inspiration and creativity now emanating from this part of town.

Now Ayala gets calls from building owners from across the area, asking him to organize some artists for their walls.  They watch the influx of people, street art tourists, take pictures, interact with the community and buy from their stores.  This as the neighborhood takes ownership over the artworks and begins to care for them.

With no end in sight, and the horizon bright, Adam Ayala and his “PROJECT: Smile South Central ” will surely continue to inspire, benefit and transform South Central and it's inhabitants well into the future.                       - Andrea LaHue aka Random Act

You can follow the happenings on @smilesouthcentral and @che_2a

SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by: Phobik god, 2014-04-20, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by: Thrash bird, 2017-04-20, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by Leba v _murdock_, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by _Murdock_., 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
Septerhed #earthdaystreet2014, andrea LaHue, Septerhed, 2014-04-21, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
Phobic Keep it Green #earthdaystreet2014, Andrea LaHue, Phobik, 2014-04-21, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
Cooking Up The Good Stuff #earthdaystreet2014, Andrea LaHue, Jules Muck, 2014-04-21, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
Mother Earth #earthdaystreet2014, Andrea LaHue, killyrslf_1, 2014-04-21, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
Merdock, LeBA, Moncho 1929 #earthdaystreet2014, Andrea LaHue, Merdock, LeBA, Moncho1929, 2014-04-21, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
Merdock and LeBA for #EarthdayStreet2014, Andrea LaHue, Merdock, LeBA, 2014-04-21, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, art by @leba @moncho1929 @_murdock_, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, art by @moncho1929, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, art by Septerhed, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
Septerhed for Smile South Central, Andrea LaHue, Septerhed, 2014-10, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by Septerhed, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by : Leba, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, art by : bandit, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, killyrslf, johnnybrushstrokes, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, art by, art by @killyrslf_1 / @johnnybrushstrokes / @teeveeart /@5ive5ive7even, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, art by Johnny brushstrokes / killyrslf_1, 2015, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by :Bandit, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by Cyrus the vyrus, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, art by: teeveeart, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, art by 5ive5ive7even, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Jason Ostro, Andrea LaHue, Random Act, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by: Kophns, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, art by @septerhed, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by: Septerhed, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by: Annie Preece & Jules Mock, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by Annie preece and Muck rock, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by @muckrock v @anniepreece, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by : Phobik god & Septerhed, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Phobik god, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, art by jason ostro v phobik god, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by: Phobik god & jason Ostro, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, ART BY: phobik god v Jason Ostro, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by: Phobik god v Septerhed v Jason Ostro, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by: Septerhed, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by Septerhed, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, art by teevee art, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by: Phobik god, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, phobik god, 2014-01-02, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, art by pastey whyte, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
What Are You Looking At Bub!? Phobic, Adam Ayala, PhobiK, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by: Phobik god, 2014-04-20, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, art by liberated objects, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by @teeveeart @killyrslf_1 / @johnnybrushstrokes & @thegossipandthechoir, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, art by @zla_la, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, art by _hero_ & Natasha Suely, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by @septerhed, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by @septerhed, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by: Phobik god, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by: phobik god, 2015-01, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by: Phobik god, 2015-01, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by Septerhed & Jennifer Korsen, 2015-01, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by Septerhed, 2015-01, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Art by Septerhed, 2015-01, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, Jennifer Korsen, 2015-01, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
SMILE SOUTH CENTRAL, jennifer korsen, hero, zla la, Phobik, seterhed, jules muck, moncho 1929, murdock, leba, liberated objects, 2014, From the collection of: Random Act Projects
Credits: Story

photographer/curator/organizer — Adam Ayala, Smile South Central Organizer
Director — Andrea LaHue aka Random Act
A special Thank You to Artists — Phobik, Septerhed, LeBA, Bandit, Jules Muck, Random Act, Jason Ostro, Moncho 1929, Jennifer Korsen, CAMER1, zla la, , Rotting Fresh, Murdock, Thrashbird, Annie Preece, The gossip and the Choir, Killyrslf, TeeVee, Hero, tsuely, 5ive5ive7even, Pastey Whyte, Cyrus The Vyrus, Liberated Objects, Johnny Brush Strokes.

Credits: All media
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