WHERE WE’VE BEEN
January 28 Art to Us Workshop 1
February 4 Art to Us Workshop 2
February 11 Art to Us Workshop 3
March 5 Art to Us Event @ Kings Road Park
April 16 Arts & Culture Pop-up @ West Hollywood Kids’ Fair, West Hollywood Park Auditorium
May 15 Arts & Culture Pop-up @ Russian Arts & Culture Festival, Plummer Park
June 4 Arts & Culture Pop-up @ One City One Pride Arts Interventions, West Hollywood Park
July 18 Arts & Culture Pop-up @ Helen Albert Certified Farmers’ Market
July 20 Arts & Culture Pop-up @ CSW/LA Pride Community Forum, West Hollywood Park Auditorium, 6:00pm
August 2 Arts & Culture Pop-up @ National Night Out, Various locations in the City, 5:00pm
August 6 Arts & Culture Pop-up @ Santa Monica and Robertson (NW Corner), 9:00am
August 14 Living Room Session – Focus on Public Art, Plummer Park (under And The Tree Was Happy), 10:00am
August 21 Living Room Session – General Conversation on the Arts, William S. Hart Park, 9:30am
August 28 Arts & Culture Pop-up @ Puppet Theater on Wheels, Plummer Park Community Center, 10:30am
September 17 Living Room Session – General Conversation on the Arts, Scrumptious Café Bakery, 2:00pm
September 18 Arts and Culture Pop-up @ Engage-A-Lot: West Hollywood's Eastside Neighborhood Festival, corner of Spaulding and Santa Monica, 11:00am - 3:00pm
September 21 Living Room Session with the West Hollywood Teen Center, Plummer Park
September 26 Living Room Session – Focus on Creative Businesses + Professionals, Woven Accents (8674 Melrose Avenue), 5:00pm - 6:30pm
October 1 Arts & Culture Pop-up @ Celebrating 5 Years of the West Hollywood Library, West Hollywood Library, 625 North San Vicente Boulevard, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
October 24 Living Room Session – Focus on Writers + the Literary Community, Community Meeting Room, West Hollywood Library (625 N. San Vicente Boulevard), 7:00pm - 8:30pm
October 26 Living Room Session – Focus on LGBTQ Art + Artists, Long Hall, Plummer Park (7377 Santa Monica Boulevard), 7:30pm - 9:00pm
November 12 Arts & Culture Pop-up @ N Robertson Blvd and Beverly Blvd, Corner of Roberston and Beverly, 10:30am - 12:30pm
November 13 Arts & Culture Pop-up @ Route 66 Event, Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
November 16 Living Room Session – Focus on the Russian-speaking Community, Plummer Park Community Center - Room 3 (7377 Santa Monica Blvd), 7:00pm - 8:30pm, This session was facilitated in both English and Russian.
November 18 Arts & Culture Pop-up @ Santa Monica and N San Vicente, 10:30pm - 12:00am
November 19 Arts & Culture Pop-up @ Santa Monica and N La Peer Drive, 10:30pm - 12:00am
December 14 Living Room Session – Focus on Visual Arts, Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Arts & Culture Pop-up
Informal chats with Arts Division Staff and Arts and Cultural Affairs Commissioners at events and locations around West Hollywood. These “pop-ups” are opportunities to learn quickly about the breadth of WeHo Arts’ programming, take a short cultural plan survey, and get to know the folks behind WeHo Arts.
Living Room Sessions
These casual and conversation-driven sessions are designed to find out community members’ most elaborate, imaginative, and visionary ideas for our city’s arts future. They are opportunities to share an idea with your fellow community members and members of WeHo Arts, and work through just how WeHo Arts can take your idea and make it a reality.
Some Living Room Sessions will have a specific focus. For example, the August 14 session at Plummer Park focused on public art. The conversation took place near Tim Murdoch’s sculpture And The Tree Was Happy, part of WeHo Arts’ Can You Dig It exhibition.
Commissioner “Office Hours”
During 2016, Arts and Cultural Affairs Commissioners supported The Plan by doing “Office Hours” at WeHo Arts events – asking questions of, having conversations with, and connecting to event-goers and members of the broader West Hollywood public.
Art to Us
Art to Us is a part of The Plan’s efforts to reach new populations and learn from these individuals through arts-based contributions.
Preceding the implementation of Art to Us, WeHo Arts reviewed and selected qualifications of social practice artists from across Los Angeles before deciding on the artists Alyse Emdur and Rosten Woo. Emdur and Woo worked closely with WeHo Arts and community groups during 2016 to design and experiment with the project. Finalizing a format, Art to Us was designed as a series of workshops that could result in a new approach to making civic art. Emdur + Woo worked closely with students from the West Hollywood Community Day School and residents from the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation.
Art to Us culminates in a one-day immersive art installation in Kings Road Park on March 5, 2017. The project lives on in the form of audio recordings between workshop participants and a booklet documenting excerpts of the interviews and images of the works they created.
Art to Us Goals:
- Bring diverse West Hollywood groups together to work creatively on a shared project.
- Allow the project to cumulatively and organically unfold via engagements with groups.
- Provide a structure that gives participants creative autonomy but with a group purpose.
- Provide a structure for the community to work together on an artwork and spend creative time with other people.
- Engage community in switching the paradigm from being consumers to being an active group of cultural producers.
Curious about what else WeHo Arts is up to? Learn more
Questions about The Plan? Contact Andrew Campbell, Arts Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org