Love Notes

July 2021 Plaza Pop-Up

The Gala Pride and Diversity Center’s Plaza Pop-Up installation “Love Notes” brings the community together to celebrate love, belonging, and Pride in Mission Plaza the entirety of June 2021.⁠

“Love Notes” is Gala Pride and Diversity Center’s showcase to the community that everyone is welcomed, loved, and heard here on the central coast. More than 150 community members including students and artists participated in decorating the installation. ⁠

Lynn Schmidt is Gala Pride and Diversity Center’s lead designer, artist, and visionary behind the piece. Visitors are encouraged to take their time to see what community members have written or decorated on the boards as well as listen to and discuss the piece.⁠

The 8’x8’ selfie station showcases additional decorated wooden boards made by the community, which can be seen at The Gala Pride and Diversity Center at 1060 Palm Street.⁠

Rainbow color lanterns and uplights light the trees during evening hours. ⁠