Location: Marie Kerr Park, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd. Installation Date: September 2019
Location: Domenic Massari Park, 37716 55th St. East Installation Date: November 2019
Early in 2018, Palmdale native Paul George, a six-time NBA All-Star and current Los Angeles Clippers star, along with 2K Foundations and the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation, approached the City of Palmdale with a vision of doing something significant to give back to community where Paul honed his basketball craft.
Through this partnership and their financial generosity, the basketball courts and backboards were refurbished and replaced at Marie Kerr, Domenic Massari, Courson and Desert Sands parks. A gaming suite was also created at the Marie Kerr Park Recreation Center.
To create an extra special dimension to the projects, they reached out to Los Angeles artist Michael Farhat to design original art for these courts, inspired by Paul George and the community of Palmdale. Combining colors, symbols, and logos that captured the essence of Paul’s experiences in Palmdale and beyond, Art Mobb created works of art that will be enjoyed by thousands of residents for years to come.
About the Artist
Michael Farhat is a Los Angeles-based plexiglass artist who founded Art Mobb, a creative coalition of artists committed to serving the community with art. Born out of a passion, respect, and admiration for sports athletes and celebrities that make a difference, Art Mobb’s work is dedicated to providing hope and opportunity to others. A percentage of the proceeds from the sales of Art Mobb’s work benefits the charities of its partners. For more information, please visit www.ArtMobb.com.
Domenic Massari Park basketball court art by Michael Farhat
Marie Kerr Park basketball court art by Michael Farhat
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