The City of West Hollywood is currently responding to the unprecedented Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and is working as quickly as possible to address community needs with links to resources, information, and relief for our residents, businesses, and community members.


Click the graphic below for information related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). The page will be updated as new information, resources, and relief from Federal, State and County agencies are made available.

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In response to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the City of West Hollywood is taking every precaution to prioritize community health and well-being. Based on public health recommendations to slow the rate of transmission of novel coronavirus, the City of West Hollywood is immediately cancelling all non-essential events including City-sponsored events, City co-sponsored events, and City-funded events -- as well as any events or filming that require a permit -- through June 30, 2020. The City is monitoring local, state, and federal updates and recommendations and will re-evaluate rescheduling events and meetings in the future as the situation evolves. 

Are you an artist affected by COVID-19? Check out some of these helpful resource pages: 

LA County Department of Arts and Culture COVID-19 Resource Page: 

California Arts Council COVID-19 Resource Page: 

Americans For the Arts CARES Act Table: 

EMERGENCY GRANTS FOR INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS! The Artist Relief Fund has been created by a consortium of funders who have consolidated $10 million in funding to award $5,000 grants to individual artists. FAQs here with links to application.

The California Community Foundation (CCF) and various partners have launched the Relief Fund for L.A. County Visual Artists who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Distributed by the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI), applications for this fund are open now through May 25:

DCBA Business and Worker Help Center has launched to help individuals and organizations access emergency relief resources via web, by phone at 833-238-4450, or email at

Take the AFTA Impact Survey - Data responses are accessible on the  Americans for the Arts’ Economic Impact of Coronavirus on the Arts and Culture Sector webpage

 Connect with the City's Arts Division (@WeHoArts) to stay up-to-date on arts events!


The City of West Hollywood's Arts Division delivers a broad array of arts programs including: Art on the Outside  (temporary public art), the City Poet Laureate program, Drag Queen Story Hour, Free Theatre in the Park, Grants ProgramsHoliday Programming, the Human Rights Speaker Series, Library Exhibits, National Poetry Month, the One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, Summer SoundsWinter Sounds, Urban Art (permanent public art), and the WeHo Reads literary series. 

Special Interests

For Artists

For West Hollywood Business Owners

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Arts Division Staff:

Rebecca Ehemann, Acting Arts Manager -

Mike Che, Arts Coordinator -

Joy Tribble, Arts Technician -

Eva Angeloff, Grants Coordinator -

Moya Marquez, Administrative Specialist -



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 Summer Sounds Free Outdoor Concerts, June - September

Winter Sounds Free Indoor Concerts, December - February

For more info visit our Music page.


Literary Arts / WeHo Library 


WeHo Reads

City Poet Laureate

Exhibitions at the Library

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For more info visit our Literary Arts page.


 Free Theatre in the Parks 

Alternate 3rd Tuesdays: Celebration Theatre LGBTQ New Works Series

For more info visit our Theatre page

Visual Arts

Art on the Outside - Temporary Public Art

Urban Art program - Permanent Art (% for Art Program)

Exhibitions at the West Hollywood Library



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One City One Pride, the City's LGBTQ Arts Festival, May 22 - June 30

 Other programs include:

3rd Tuesdays every other month: Celebration Theatre New Works Series

Last Tuesdays: Lambda Literary Book Club


Lectures / Education

The City also hosts numerous talks and educational forums.

Human Rights Speakers Series 

WHAP! (West Hollywood Aesthetics and Politics) 

More info here.


For Children

 Recreation services - programs for teens and children

Drag Queen Story Hour, 4th Saturdays

every other month at 11 am


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