Hurry, or you’ll miss CulverLand

Oct 31, 2010 by Lisa Newton

There are two different types of public art–permanent and temporary.

In fact, when you really think about it, most murals would fall under the category and defined as “temporary” art. Many times a building is sold and the new owner paints over the mural. In another case, a building is demolished, which destroys any artwork present.

And unfortunately we have the malicious taggers who destroy buildings, murals, and everything else that they feel like everyday, with their petty antics.

In some cases, temporary art becomes permanent–based on a municipality’s decision–which is the case in West Hollywood.

However, now I’m referring to the temporary art located at 9400 Culver Boulevard in Culver City:


Called “CulverLand,” this public art project was part of the promotion for the International Festival of Independent Games, and funded by an arts grant from the City of Culver City.

It’s a game where you are the playing piece. Here are the rules which are included as part of this public art exhibit:

CulverLand Game Rules

Inspired by the art of Piet Montrian and more importantly, Milton Bradley, who made the game "Candyland," artist John Derevlany:

it is meant to celebrate the play grid inherent in all games (both electronic and non-electronic), as well as finally finding a fun use for all this traffic we have to deal with every day. Don’t let traffic drive you nuts — let it drive your game play!

At 90 feet long, by 18 feet wide, and each square on the game board measuring 6 ft. X 6 ft., you get the idea of just how easy it is for a person to play.

Using an eco-friendly, temporary marking paint called EZ-Paint for most of the squares, CulverLand’s lettering and logos were applied with giant, hand-cut plastic stencils and non-toxic Mythic paint.

If you want to play, too, you’ll have to hurry. According to the CulverLand website, the game is set to disappear on Monday, November 1st.

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One Response to “Hurry, or you’ll miss CulverLand”

  1. greg urbano says:

    what a cool idea!
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