Grant Summary
Relief grant for mutual-aid support.
Artist Statement
Just south of Manchester and off of Crenshaw stands tall a former dairy mart, home to an artist collective and art gallery dedicated to shifting the trauma-induced conditions of poverty and economic injustice, bridging cultural work and advocacy, and investigating ancestries through the lens of Inglewood and its community. What these Black and transnational identities seek is an imagination of new collective memory through programming, events, and arts installations which cultivate and nurture communal arts and education. Founded by artists Patrisse Cullors, Alexandre Dorriz, and noé olivas, the Crenshaw Dairy Mart emerges from an investment in abolition, modes of accessibility in art practice, and weaving community through solidarity and new memories.
  • Crenshaw Dairy Mart Co-founders Patrisse Cullors and noé olivas performing “It’s Dangerous Times, We Have To Be Connected” 2020, Crenshaw Dairy Mart at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles curated by Crenshaw Dairy Mart and presented by For Freedoms on February 28, 2020. Photographed by Gio Solis. Courtesy of the artists.

  • Crenshaw Dairy Mart Co-founder Patrisse Cullors speaking at Inaugural Lighting Ceremony for, “Lighting Up the Sky,” 2020, Crenshaw Dairy Mart for Juneteenth event at the Crenshaw Dairy Mart in partnership with Black Lives Matter Los Angeles (BLM Los Angeles), BLD PWR, and co-sponsored by Trap Heals. June 19, 2020. Photographed by Mike W. Dennis. Courtesy of the artists.

  • Essie Justice Group Graduation hosted at the Crenshaw Dairy Mart Summer 2019 Photographed by Gio Solis. Courtesy of the artists.

  • Crenshaw Dairy Mart Inaugural Visiting Artist Oto-Abasi Attah working on “Saint Nip” mural in collaboration with Paul Cullors at the Crenshaw Dairy Mart. , Crenshaw Dairy Mart Photographed by Gio Solis. Courtesy of the artists.