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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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West Hollywood has a long history of being a center for music, most notably at music venues on the Sunset Strip and at the Troubadour.

The City produces a series of free seasonal concerts in City venues:  Summer Sounds happens outdoors from June-August and Winter Sounds happens indoors from January-March.

Each year the Sunset Strip Business Association produces the Sunset Strip Music Festival (Sept) and has weekly music acts at the Sunset Strip Market on Thursdays in the summer. Check out their weekly 'Sunset Strip Picks of the Week'

For a list of live music events around the City check out Visit West Hollywood.

 

Literary Arts

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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.

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West Hollywood has several acting schools and theatres. Our Free Theatre in the Parks program provides accessible theatre for residents and visitors.

•Saturday, January 24, 2015 @ 2 pm - The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
•Saturday, February 21 @ 2 pm - The Country Wife by William Wycherley
•Saturday, April 25, 2015 @ 2 pm - Pointe Valaine by Noel Coward

'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.

Film

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

For information on local theatres and film festivals the City sponsors please click here.

Visual Arts

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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.

 

Lectures / Education
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The City also hosts numerous talks and educational forums.

The Human Rights Speakers Series happens several times per year 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
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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. 

For Children
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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.

 
OTHER PROJECTS

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  • 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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