If you’ve driven down Vernon Ave. in Leimert Park lately, you may have noticed the makings of a stunning mural on the side of the El Pollo Loco. For Black History Month, the flame grilled chicken chain commissioned local artist Enkone to express his perspective of Black History Month and what it represents to him and his community. He brushed the final stroke today.
The Compton native is one of dozens of artists who helped create the “Great Wall of Crenshaw,” an 800-foot mural located a few blocks south of the Vernon Ave. El Pollo Loco that celebrates the historical contributions of Black Americans.
To help support L.A.’s Black community, 5 percent of the Vernon Ave. restaurant’s February sales will be donated to the Brotherhood Crusade, which has aided South L.A’.s underserved communities by providing food vouchers, financial assistance and job skill services since 1968.
Watch it come together and Enkone’s story in the video.