North Long Beach unveils Lion of Judah mural at His Nesting Place
2010-02-05 · By Editor
Neighbors, city officials and community activists gathered, Saturday January 30 for the dedication of “The Lion of Judah” mural at 350 East Market Street (corner of Market & Elm) in Long Beach. The mural space, donated by His Nesting Place, is on the side of the building that can be seen by both cars passing down Market and the residential community nearby.
The mural was spearheaded by Scott Blumenthal and his daughter Laura. The family was inspired to create the mural because of Laura’s personal history with His Nesting Place, a crisis pregnancy center in Long Beach. The organization offers free pregnancy tests, counseling and guidance based on Christian values to women who come to them. Watch this video to hear Blumenthal tell the story of how the Lion of Judah mural came to be:
Dreams & Visions Art Company created the artwork of The Lion of Judah with an Angel Child on his back to replace a wall heavily graffiti’d over the last 10 years. Since starting on the mural in June 2009, over 8 months ago, the wall has not been tagged. Dreams & Visions Art Company has painted “hundreds of murals” in Long Beach said lead artist Abner Rivera, and has a 99% success rate with keeping the walls graffiti-free. Learn more about this mural company in this interview with the artist.