Help Redesign the Window of 826LA's Echo Park Time Travel Mart

The store that fronts 826LA's tutoring center here in Los Angeles is giving an artist $500 to transform its window display. Is it you?

Whether we need to stock up on Viking Odorant or replenish our supply of Robot Milk, the Echo Park Time Travel Mart here in Los Angeles is the first place we go to for all our time travel needs. We also really like the fact that for every bottled Dead Language or bag of Dodo Chow we buy, we're supporting the awesome education programs of 826LA, who happen to run the tutoring center in the back. So when 826LA came to us with a request to help them bring even more enthusiastic shoppers to what we're pretty sure is the only time travel emporium supporting reading and writing here in town, we wholeheartedly jumped on board.

The Echo Park Time Travel Mart is looking to redesign its front window, a highly-visible, high-traffic space right on Sunset Boulevard that's seen by thousands of drivers, bikers, and pedestrians every day. They're on the hunt for an artist proposal that will transform the space into a new installation centered around the time travel theme. The idea is that the window will change twice a year, showcasing new creatives in town, bringing new faces into the store, and turning it into even more of a destination for art, design, and, of course, time travel lovers around the world.

Artists are asked to submit their proposal by Sunday, May 1, and the winner will be given a $500 budget (we assume that's in 2011 dollars) to transform the space. The new window will debut on Saturday, May 14 at a special event co-hosted by GOOD and 826LA as part of the Echo Park PDA Art Walk, and the artist will be profiled here on GOOD. Plus, 826LA will collaborate with the winning artist on a new product to be sold in the store to promote the window. All details and submission guidelines can be found here. Help us spread the word!

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