Screenland 5K guests followed the yellow brick road in the Culver City downtown block party’s family fun zone and painted bricks on the famous street from the Wizard of Oz. They experienced a 3-D Emerald City photo exhibit, watched acclaimed street artists chalk movie scenes, and tried their hand at chalking the streets themselves in celebration of the city’s 100th birthday.
Guests also posed next to movie and television character standees from Culver City-based productions, which they will see at the Screenland 5K on Academy Awards Sunday morning, Feb. 26, 2017.
Designed by international street artist and Culver City High School alumnus Lori Escalera, the 3-dimensional street art exhibit depicted Wizard of Oz characters running to the Emerald City on the yellow brick r
oad in a retro television set.
Guests photographed the illusion and interacted with the art. They met Escalera and street artists Lori Antoinette, Shuji Nishimura and Jennifer Ripassa, who chalked screen star portraits on Main Street.
The downtown block party followed a morning parade into downtown Culver City.
The Yellow Brick Road for the race is sponsored by Dannie Cavanaugh and Cavanaugh Realtors. The 3-D Emerald City photo exhibit and family fun zone was presented by Screenland 5K Gold Wizard Sponsors: Turning Point School and 8777 Washington Bl. Kelley and Todd Miller of Keller-Williams Realty sponsored the chalk art.