The City of West Hollywood, also known as the Creative City, has made a strong commitment to providing accessible arts and cultural events programming for its residents and visitors. The City formed the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission to identify the arts needs of the community, analyze methods of fulfilling these needs, and promote activities to broaden the opportunities for citizen and visitor participation in the arts.

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CURRENT PROJECTS

For a full list of projects click here. Some of our current highlighted projects are below.

World Book Night

Volunteers will be handing out free books on April 23 as part of West Hollywood's celebration of World Book Night.  Follow us on twitter at @artbeatweho and facebook at www.facebook.com/artbeatwesthollywood to receive updates on our giveaway locations. To be a book giver, click here

Three Horned Beast Unveiling and Reception
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Please join the City of West Hollywood on Saturday, March 15th from 10 am to 12 pm for a reception and unveiling of the newest sculpture in Plummer Park Three Horned Beast by artists Lisa Little and Emily White. Also featured at the reception will be other art projects that are central to WeHo East Arts. The reception will include refreshments from local bakeries and musicians organized through the Find Your Roots exhibit.

Outfest West Hollywood Film Screening Series

The Outfest West Hollywood Screening Series takes place on the first Wednesday of each month in the City Council Chambers. Screenings average $10. For more information, click here.

Find Your Roots
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Find Your Roots is an introspective look at family and cultural roots, inspiring philosophical and historical discussion rooted in personal experience. Similar to the residents of West Hollywood, the exhibition highlights artists from a multiplicity of countries  Presented from February 12, 2014 through April 27, 2014.

'Abandoned Relics' by Gustavo Godoy
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The City of West Hollywood's Art on the Outside program brings 'Abandoned Relics', an exhibit of the work of Gustavo Godoy to the median of Santa Monica Blvd. and Doheny Drive.

Sam Falls
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The City of West Hollywood's Art on the Outside program presents a sculpture by Sam Falls that is designed to changed over time with exposure to UV light. This sculpture is part of a larger exhibition at LAXart which includes the sculpture at Plummer Park, a billboard on La Cienaga, and the exhibiton inside LAXart.

CalArts WHAP!
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The CalArts Masters in Aesthetics and Politics Program presents this lecture series for those interested in the intellectual, political, aesthetic, and theoretical. WHAP! stands for West Hollywood Aesthetics and Politics lecture series. More info here.

 

The Caretakers (Los Cuidadores)
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The City of West Hollywood presents Ramiro Gomez’s The Caretakers (Los Cuidadores), an art installation of painted workers installed as a series of figurative murals in West Hollywood Park.

WeHo East Arts
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WeHo East Arts is an initiative of the City’s Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission to explore the convergence of culture, community and development in the City’s east side. 

A Thousand Threads of Knowledge 
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Dado Schapira has created a site-specific artwork for the West Hollywood Library using threads of silk and fiber to symbolize the threads of knowledge that tie together all people and cultures around the world.

The reception is Feb. 7, 2014.

soundSpark
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The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) with the City of West Hollywood is pleased to present soundSpark, a children's concert series at the West Hollywood Public Library, taking place on the first Saturday of each month through March 2014.

Cosimo Cavallaro
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The City of West Hollywood presents Cosimo Cavallaro’s Love Your Bean, an art installation of large-scale brilliantly hued sculptures in West Hollywood Park on San Vicente Blvd across from the MOCA Pacific Design Center. Taking the recognizable shape of jelly beans, Cavallaro seamlessly merges color and form with sensuous ferocity.

 

 
OTHER PROJECTS

ShepardFairey 
  • Art in the Streets [PDF]
  • Folk Art Everywhere
  • Rebecca Lowry
  • Urban Art Program
  • Project Archive
  • Opportunities for Artists and Organizations
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    ARTS & CULTURE CALENDAR

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    WEST HOLLYWOOD LIBRARY SPACES, ART, AND PROGRAMMING

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    Arts & Culture - Economic Impact Study
    The Arts & Economic Prosperity IV Study [PDF] conducted by Americans for the Arts. The study demonstrates the impact of the nation's nonprofit arts and culture industry on our local, state and national economies. This is the largest and most comprehensive study of its kind conducted. For more information contact Andrew Campbell, Cultural Affairs Administrator at acampbell@weho.org 

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