With a shared belief that art is an essential element to a vibrant community and has a unique ability to connect people from all walks of life, FivePoint is joining Orange County’s most prominent leaders at iconic landmarks to support a new street art initiative called Hope Lives Here in OC.
Led by FivePoint collaborator City of Hope, the countywide initiative commissioned local chalk artists and others to create murals that convey messages of hope and optimism. The artwork reminds the county of its strength and resiliency, with illustrations that honor everything from frontline heroes to the community’s commitment to mask wearing and vaccinations. The artwork debuts across more than 30 landmarks in Orange County on March 2, 2021.
FivePoint’s Great Park Neighborhoods (Cadence Park and Beacon Park), FivePoint Gateway (headquarters of FivePoint, City of Hope and Broadcom), and the adjacent Orange County Great Park (beside the Great Park Balloon) are among the designated Irvine locations showcasing the chalk murals. The community is invited to visit the installations in a safe manner and share their own messages of hope through social media using the hashtag #HopeLivesinOC.
FivePoint actively supports the arts in Orange County through venues such as the 12,000-seat FivePoint Amphitheatre (launched in 2017) and Cadence Park Art Walk (launched in 2019). FivePoint also actively supports nonprofit institutions statewide that fuel a love for the arts and arts-related education.
FivePoint Gateway is evolving into an epicenter of wellness and hope -- and will remain so long after the Hope Lives Here in OC campaign runs its course. In May 2020, City of Hope acquired a 190,000-square-foot, four-story building and adjacent land which is part of the FivePoint Gateway campus from a FivePoint joint venture. City of Hope is converting the building into its first comprehensive cancer center outside of its main campus in Duarte, California. The center, along with a future acute care cancer hospital to be built by City of Hope on adjacent land, is part of a planned $1 billion investment by City of Hope to build a world-class cancer center in Orange County.