“Got Drought?” public art project about the California Drought unveiled on billboards thr

by Karen Fiorito Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 at 10:22 AM
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Los Angeles based artists Karen Fiorito and Alex Arinsberg take their artwork to the streets to educate the public about climate change.

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Los Angeles, CA – December 14, 2015) –Grants from the Pollination Project and A Well Fed World along with a successful crowdfunding campaign have provided Los Angeles based artists Karen Fiorito and Alex Arinsburg the means to secure two 14 foot x 48 foot billboards in the Downtown and Silverlake areas. Ten additional 5 foot x 11 foot billboards are being displayed in Hollywood, Culver City, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey and other locations. These billboards will be on view from November 30 – December 27, 2015. (Specific location list provided below.) According to a recent study, 47% of California’s total water is used up by Animal Agriculture. 1300 gallons of water is required to make one hamburger versus 42 gallons for one veggie burger. Consequently, California residents are required to reduce water consumption by 25%; even though residential water use accounts for only 4% of California’s total water footprint. “I feel like the information about the meat and dairy industry’s impact on the drought is not getting out to the public. This is our way of getting the message out to the masses and inspiring people to change their behavior to reduce water consumption,” says artist Karen Fiorito. About Karen Fiorito Karen Fiorito is a vegan artist, activist and curator living in Santa Monica, CA. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in over 100 exhibitions and featured in major publications such as Art in America, the Huffington Post, the LA Weekly, and URB Magazine Media Contact Karen Fiorito (213) 259-4234 karenfiorito@gmail.com For more information, please visit: http://www.gotdrought.com http://www.facebook.com/gotdrought Twitter: @gotdrought ### Billboard Locations: • 14' x 48' Large Billboards: o Downtown LA: Los Angeles St., East Side, 100ft North of the Santa Monica Freeway, Facing North: https://www.google.com/maps/place/S+Los+Angeles+St+%26+E+17th+St,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90015/@34.0323343,-118.2640001,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80c2c7d028b0a835:0x3bddaac4d97c0c98 o Silverlake: Beverly Blvd., North Side, 50ft East of Virgil, Facing West:https://www.google.com/maps/place/Beverly+Blvd+%26+N+Virgil+Ave,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90004/@34.0748584,-118.2868224,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x80c2c7688e0f91db:0xa27e68d0cde94a29 • 5' x 11' Small Billboards: o Culver City: Overland Ave EL 145F N Of Regent ST SF o Culver City: Culver Dr NL 100F E Of Inglewood Blvd WF o Hollywood: Argyle Ave WL 170F S Of Yucca ST NF o Hollywood: Schraeder Blvd (Hudson) EL 110F N/O Selma SF o Hollywood: Willoughby Ave SL SL 116F W Of Highland EF o Marina Del Rey: Lincoln Blvd EL 579F S Of Washington SF o Santa Monica: Barrington WL 187' S/O Santa Monica NF o West LA: Beverly Blvd NL 80F E Of St Andrews PL EF o West LA: National Blvd NL 59F W Of Westwood Blvd WF o West LA: Barrington EL 50F S Of Pico Blvd SF