The Arts & Economic Development Division creates and manages a range of programs that support and develop a vibrant local economy, including business attraction, retention and expansion; economic planning and forecasting; expanding the City's economic base in tourism and oversight of the arts and cultural programming throughout the City.

Contact this Division

For general business inquiries contact:
Maribel Louie, Arts & Economic Development Manager
Laura Minnich, Economic Development Analyst

If you are unsure of who to contact directly you may contact the division at or by phone at 323-848-6354.


PickupThe Pickup Line
West Hollywood's nighttime shuttle service providing free rides every weekend from 8pm-3am along Santa Monica Blvd.  Hop on board at one of 20 stops between Fairfax and Robertson. Businesses can participate in the program through the PickUp Perk Cards offered onboard to riders providing discounts to bars, nightclubs, restaurants and retail establishments along the route. Want to add your business to the PickUp Perk Card? Email to find out how you can participate. For a complete route map visit

One City One Pride logoOne City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival Venue Application (Festival in May/June 2015)
Each year, the City of West Hollywood celebrates Pride month through the artistic contributions of our LGBTQ community with the One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. Events are encouraged to find space in West Hollywood theatres, clubs, shops and restaurants in an effort to bring the art into to the community. To facilitate this process we have created an application for you to register your venue. Click here to fill out the 2015 One City One Pride Venue application to be added to our database for 2015.  For info on volunteer opportunities click here.

ESPWeho Eat Shop Play - Shop Local Campaign
The City of West Hollywood in partnership with the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce encourage residents to shop local and patronize West Hollywood businesses when they are looking for a play to eat, shop, or play. West Hollywood businesses may be listed on the website by contacting the West Hollywood Chamber at

Film Office Logo GreenFilm West Hollywood
West Hollywood is a popular choice for television, movies, and still photo shoots. Learn how to make your property available as a filming location and sign up to participate in the Film West Hollywood program. A partnership between the City of West Hollywood Film Office and the West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors' Bureau. 

JpgBillboard Study
Billboards and tall walls have long been an integral part of the character of the Sunset Strip.  The City is currently undertaking an evaluation and study of the impacts of billboards and tall walls from an economic, urban design, and land use perspective.  The process will include input from residents, business owners, sign companies, and other interested parties through various public outreach methods as well as through public hearings at the Planning Commission and City Council.  For more information on how to participate in the study, view the Billboard Study web page.

 WeHoLife is a partnership of the City of West Hollywood, local businesses, community organizations and residents dedicated to providing information and opportunities for individuals to learn, support and encourage healthy living with an emphasis on HIV and substance abuse prevention.  WeHoLife, funded by the City of West Hollywood, sponsors a condom distribution program with local businesses.  Your business can sign-up to be a partner by contacting Social Services.