Lakers launch competitive artistic program and support BIPOC artists

EL SEGUNDO (CNS) – The Los Angeles Lakers are launching a competitive arts program to recognize and support a local community of minority artists, it was announced today.

Artist Charly Palmer joins the In The Paint program team for the benefit of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) artists. Palmer and a three-judge panel will select 15 emerging and established artists of color to create original works for display at the inaugural 2022 In the Paint Art exhibit at the Los Angeles Lakers’ UCLA Health Training Center. spring.

Additionally, Palmer and accompanying panelists will select 10 local artists to receive grants supporting their development as artists and mentoring opportunities.

In the Paint is an organizational initiative resulting from the Lakers Six Point Action Plan for Racial Equity.

“We recognized that we needed to do more to support and shine a light on all of the amazing BIPOC artists in our local community,” said Tim Harris, president of Lakers business operations.

“The In the Paint program will not only showcase the works of these talented artists, but also provide them with the necessary tools, as well as the mentorship, necessary to succeed. “

For more information or to submit work for consideration, visit

Applications must be received by July 31.

Kayleen C. Rice

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