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City's Public Art Sculpture ‘cacti’ will Debut on Saturday, November 3

Post Date:October 31, 2018 7:17 AM

cactiThe City of West Hollywood presents the public art sculpture installation cacti by artist James Peterson, which uses the cactus as inspiration and reinterprets the form for both day and night. The installation, which will debut on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at an artist’s reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., is located within the City’s Ocean-Friendly Demonstration Garden in the traffic median on Santa Monica Boulevard, east of N. Doheny Drive. Median plantings in the location were designed in collaboration with West Basin using ecological principles and water conservation. Water-efficient plants, native to California, showcase the beauty of drought-tolerant plantings.

With cacti, the artist mimics and honors these resilient, native Californian models of self-sustainability, taking visual cues from the Barrel, Yucca, Agave, Nopal, Organ Pipe, and Saguaro cacti. During the day, transparent materials that include dichroic film and tinted resin will combine with sunlight to create twinkling reflective treasures.

cacti is an Art on the Outside project organized by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, part of the City’s Economic Development Department. The Art on the Outside program installs rotating temporary artworks on the City’s medians and in parks. It is anticipated to be on display through March 2019. For more information about City of West Hollywood arts programming, please visit

For more information, please contact Rebecca Ehemann, the City of West Hollywood’s Public Art Coordinator, at (323) 848-6846 or at For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at

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