Leadership Hermosa Beach hosts Boards Across Hermosa
by Ralph Doyle
Surfboards as art canvases isn’t a new idea. But Leadership Hermosa Beach is taking surfboard art to a new level with its Boards Across Hermosa.
Leadership Hermosa was founded in 2003 to train residents to become community leaders. Each class undertakes a community service project.
The Leadership Hermosa Class of 2022 invited residents to donate old surfboards, and invited local artists to paint the boards. Over 80 artists participated in the project. The surfboards will be exhibited in businesses throughout town. But first the boards will be exhibited at the Hermosa Beach Surfer Walk of Fame Ceremony on Pier Plaza on Saturday, April 23. The boards will be brought together a final time for exhibiting at the Hermosa Beach Fiesta over the Memorial Day weekend. The boards will then be auctioned off. Proceeds from the auctions will go to the artists.
“This is an opportunity to promote local artists and local businesses,” project co-leader James Hyatt said.
For more about Boards Across Hermosa, visit LeadershipHermosa.org. HBSWOF