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The City of West Hollywood, also known as the Creative City, has made a strong commitment to providing accessible arts programming for its residents and visitors.

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SEEfest 10th


West Hollywood is a popular location both for filming and watching movies with several art and indie movie theatre complexes in the immediate area.

WeHo@30 Film Fest: A Digital Time Capsule

Chris and Don, A Love Story (Part of the Isherwood Foundation/

Huntington Library "Isherwood in California" conference Nov 12-14)

For information on local theatres and film festivals the City sponsors please visit our Film page here.



 2016 Winter Sounds


West Hollywood has long been known as a center for music, most notably for the iconic music venues on the Sunset Strip and at the Troubadour. Apart from that, West Hollywood also offers the following musical programs yearly:

Summer Sounds June-August

Winter Sounds January-March

Visit West Hollywood - live music calendar

For more information on our musical offerings, please visit our Music page.


Literary Arts 



West Hollywood Library 

Steven Reigns 2 (photo by Jenny Walters) 

The City of West Hollywood has made a strong commitment to supporting the literary arts through our new library building, literary programming, book clubs, and the inauguration of our new City Poet! We also stage temporary rotating exhibits inside the library and host literary events like WeHo Reads.

For more information on the Literary world in West Hollywood, visit our Literary Arts page.





West Hollywood has several acting schools and theatres.

Our Free Theatre in the Parks program provides accessible theatre for residents and visitors.

'Celebrating New Works' is a monthly reading series for mature audiences with Celebration Theatre on the Third Tuesday of each month of newly-written LGBTQ works.

For more information on theatre in West Hollywood, please visit our dedicated Theatre page here.


           Visual Arts       


Modern Heroes

Los Cuidadores

The City of West Hollywood's Art on the Outside program provides temporary arts exhibits in City Parks and street medians.

The Urban Art program provides for permanent works throughout the City paid for by developer funds.

The City also has a robust gallery scene and several museums.

The City of West Hollywood encourages you to be creative as well! Please feel free to share your photos of our public art with us on social media with #WeHoArts or by tagging us @WeHoArts

For more information on the Visual Arts in West Hollywood, please visit our dedicated Visual Arts page here.


Lectures / Education

Cal Arts Whap

The City also hosts numerous talks and educational forums.

The Human Rights Speakers Series is year-round and features talks on the state of Human Rights around the world.

WHAP! (West Hollywood Aesthetics and Politics) - The CalArts Masters in Aesthetics and Politics Program presents this lecture series for those interested in the intellectual, political, aesthetic, and theoretical. Be forewarned this is not for those intellectually faint-of-heart! More info here.


WeHo East Arts


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. 


For Children


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

For Russian-speaking children, Puppet Theatre on Wheels presents shows 4 times a year in Plummer Park. 



One City One Pride logo

The City of West Hollywood is approximately 40% - 45% LGBTQ, and has a long history of supporting LGBTQ art and issues.

Most importantly is an annual festival of LGBTQ Art and Culture called One City One Pride which takes place during June Pride Month. Other programs include:

1st Wednesdays of the Month: Outfest WeHo Screening Series

3rd Tuesdays of the Month: Celebration Theatre LGBTQ New Works Series

Last Tuesdays of the Month: Lambda Literary Book Club

There are many other LGBTQ programs that take place throughout the year. Check out the City's calendar for more information.





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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.