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City Invites Community to Participate in ‘Art in Odd Places’

Post Date:July 19, 2019 9:14 AM

artThe City of West Hollywood has partnered with artist Ed Woodham and his organization, Art in Odd Places, to bring visual and performance art to unexpected places in the City. Art in Odd Places (AiOP) aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional spaces, and reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas.

Arts organizations, curators, individual artists, local businesses, and community members committed to West Hollywood’s artistic and cultural vitality are invited to attend a free Artist Talk with Ed Woodham to learn about Art in Odd Places from past years and discuss strategies for a future Art in Odd Places in West Hollywood. The talk will take place on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the AiOP pop-up space below Eveleigh Restaurant, located at 8752 Sunset Boulevard. The event is free, but RSVP is requested at https://aiopwehoartisttalk.eventbrite.com. Paid parking will be available in the Sunset Lot (8775 Sunset Boulevard, across the street) or at on-street parking meters.

The Artist Talk will be followed by an AiOP Public Intervention Workshop on Friday, July 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the AiOP pop-up space below Eveleigh Restaurant, located at 8752 Sunset Boulevard. Visual and performance artists, writers, architects, designers, urban planners, and social activists are invited to attend this one-day workshop envisioned as a space for artists to design potential interventions. Interventions may take the form of tours, tactical and site performance, temporal installations, video or sound projections, digital platforms, community involved projects, peer-to-peer platforms, print or online publication, or a street event. Ed welcomes artists with no prior public art experience, who are interested in moving from the traditional studio, gallery, and theatre space into the urban arena. Participation is free, but RSVP is requested at https://aiopwehoworkshop.eventbrite.com. Paid parking will be available in the Sunset Lot (8775 Sunset Boulevard, across the street) or at on-street parking meters.

The City of West Hollywood is committed to providing accessible arts programming for residents and visitors. The City delivers a broad array of arts programs through its Arts Division including: Art on the Outside (temporary public art), Urban Art Program (permanent public art), Summer Sounds, Winter Sounds, WeHo Reads, Free Theatre in the Parks, Arts Grants for Nonprofit Arts Organizations, Library Exhibits and Programming, the City Poet Laureate Program, Human Rights Speakers Series and the One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. For additional information, please visit www.weho.org/arts

For more information, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Public Art Administrator, Rebecca Ehemann, at rehemann@weho.org or at (323) 848-6846, or Andrew Campbell, the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Manager, at acampbell@weho.org or at (323) 848-6883. 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 www.weho.org/email.

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