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

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Music          

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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 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.

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 the new library building, literary programming, book clubs, and the inauguration of our new City Poet !!!

Theatre          
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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.

'The Game' by Wang Dalong         
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As a part of the City of West Hollywood's Art on the Outside program, the latest public art exhibition is 'The Game'a triptych of three monumental cast bronze sculptures of a pair of bears engaged in a game of "tag" with three young children. The work will be on public exhibition in West Hollywood Park, 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard from August 11, 2014 through May 15, 2015. More info here

Outfest WeHo Screening Series

The Outfest West Hollywood Screening Series takes place on the first Wednesday of each month in the City Council Chambers. Screenings are generally $6/$10. For more information, click here.

'Abandoned Relics' by Gustavo Godoy
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The City of West Hollywood's Art on the Outside program brings 'Abandoned Relics', an exhibit of the work of Gustavo Godoy to the median of Santa Monica Blvd. and Doheny Drive.

'Illumetric' by Shana Mabari
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As a part of the City of West Hollywood's Art on the Outside program, the latest public art exhibition is 'Illumetric'a triptych of massive diamond, cube, and rectangle shaped sculptures installed on the median of the 8400 block of Santa Monica Blvd from July 2014 through July 2015. For more info, click here.

Lectures / Education
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We're not just pretty faces. We host lots of 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.

 

The Caretakers (Los Cuidadores)
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The City of West Hollywood presents Ramiro Gomez’s The Caretakers (Los Cuidadores), an art installation of painted workers installed as a series of figurative murals in West Hollywood Park.(Congrats to Ramiro on being one of the 2014 LA Weekly People of the Year!)

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. 

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

 
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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