Curious RedBall Art Project Invades L.A.

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Photo via @kelleyraleigh/Twitter

Photo via @kelleyraleigh/Twitter

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Many Los Angelenos have witnessed a peculiar site on the streets this week as giant red balls keep popping up at various L.A. landmarks around the city.

These eye-catching balls wedged underneath various buildings are hard to miss and have certainly piqued the interest of many passersby wondering what it’s all about.

These giant temporary installations are part of an traveling art project from Brooklyn artist Kurt Perschke called the RedBall Project, reports L.A. Times. The project has made its way to California this month as part of a promotion for the Golden State’s entry into the Powerball lottery starting April 8th, and what better to symbolize that with than giant red balls?

Perschke writes on his website that he started the project as an “opportunity as an artist to be a catalyst for new encounters within the everyday,” and many agree that it’s not something you see everyday.

The RedBall Project moved its way into L.A. on April 1st and has already been spotted at L.A. sites like Los Angeles Theatre in downtown, The Edgemar Building in Santa Monica, and Security Pacific Building on Hollywood just yesterday.

Today is your last chance to witness the giant RedBall on display in the City of Angels when the piece is installed in Downtown at Pershing Square (532 S. olive St.) from 11am-6pm, reports LAist.

You can follow the RedBall Project as it makes its way around a 10-day California tour visiting San Francisco and Sacramento this month by tracking it on the project’s map.

Here’s a an idea of what to expect when trying to spot the RedBall Project via Kelley Raleigh on Twitter!

People keep starring. Why is a huge ball on the street? #redballproject Los Angeles Theater @gaddissimo @dannycooke twitter.com/kelleyraleigh/…

— Kelley Raleigh (@kelleyraleigh) April 1, 2013

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