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A Holiday List of the Best Art Around Town

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

So my friends, this is the time of year when our guestrooms and couches get crowded with kids, friends, in-laws, you name it... And we are expected to feed and entertain them.

Art that Stares, Spits and Screams at You

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.18.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Alison Saar took her chances by showing artworks in the shadow of the Watts Towers, and proved that her art not only holds its own, but also fosters a conversation with the famous Towers.

Saving Simon Rodia's Watts Towers in L.A. (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 01.16.2015 | Arts

In spite of being one of the most unique works of art, the Watts Towers by Simon Rodia are on The Cultural Landscape Foundation's Landslide list of th...

Day Of The Drum

John Densmore | Posted 12.28.2014 | Los Angeles
John Densmore

Until last month, I hadn't been to the Watts Towers' Day of the Drum for many years... many, many years. The last time was when Baba was still alive -- Baba Olatunji, the master African drummer.

LOOK: Best Day Dates

HowAboutWe | Posted 07.17.2013 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of By Chiara Atik Evening dates are traditional, of course, but why let all that sunny weather go to ...

The Hidden Gems That Exist in Our Favorite City

Cathy Weiss | Posted 08.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Cathy Weiss

The legendary Watts Towers are 90-foot sculptures built by Italian immigrant Simon Rodia working alone for 33 years, at night and on weekends. He did not finish until 1954, when he left the neighborhood and never returned.

The Hidden Gems That Exist in Our Favorite City

Cathy Weiss | Posted 08.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Cathy Weiss

We set out to interview people we consider to be local heroes behind our favorite places and events, and bring you stories of those who contribute beauty, steward nature, share their culture and inspire us.

PLAN ForYourArt: December 15-21

Bettina Korek | Posted 02.14.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Join the Pacific Standard Time museums this weekend in Downtown and Exposition Park as they celebrate Pacific Standard Time with two days of exhibitions, special activities, and free events.

PLAN ForYourArt: July 28-August 3

Bettina Korek | Posted 09.27.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Sex Objects to Fetish Girls is a selection of work from two of Eric Kroll's publications. Sex Objects documents his travels across America photographing and interviewing the women who worked in massage parlors, strip clubs, and sex joints.

PLAN ForYourArt: July 21-27

Bettina Korek | Posted 09.20.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The Santa Barbara CAF is pulling an all-nighter for the 2nd annual 24-hour drawing extravaganza and fundraiser. Guests may watch and participate as artists and dabblers draw and make art.

PLAN ForYourArt: June 30-July 6

Bettina Korek | Posted 08.29.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The exhibition Possible Worlds considers the legacy of Simon Rodia and the impulse to create alternative or possible worlds out of unconventional materials or according to unorthodox impulses.

Madrid's (Holy) Version Of The Watts Towers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

In LA, the Watts Towers are a homemade monument by Simon Rodia, pointed cylinders of steel decorated with found objects that stretch over 99 feet tall...

'The Simpsons' Pays Tribute To LA's Watts Towers

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Watts Towers in South Los Angeles have been in the news a lot recently, mostly for the financial problems dealing with the conservation of the his...

Watts Towers Struggle For Survival | ADAM NAGOURNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The Watts Towers rose up against a clear blue sky as James Janisse unlocked the 10-foot-high gate that surrounds the soaring outdoor sc...

Literary Los Angeles: A Bookworm's Guide To The City

AOL Travel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Many writers have brought unique outlooks to their visions of Los Angeles. From classic authors like Raymond Chandler and Joan Didion to modern ones l...

How Can There Be Community Art Centers Without Artists and Their Art?

Lisa Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Adams

As a gallery, museum, and public artist with 30 years of professional experience , I took an especially keen interest in the issue as to whether Los Angeles should close their community art centers.

Culture Clicks: Weekly Art News Roundup

Emily Waldorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Emily Waldorf

Koons's BMW 'Art Car' to Run at Le Mans Endurance Race in June (Bloomberg), Annie Leibovitz Sued by Brunswick Capital for Finance Fees (Bloomberg), and more!

Watts Towers May Get LACMA As A Guardian | Mike Boehm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is interested in stepping into the breach as curator and conservator of the Watts Towers starting this summer as ...

Budget Cuts Threaten LA Arts Centers | Mike Boehm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The slashing of Los Angeles' municipal arts offerings is underway, with seven layoffs to take effect April 1 and eight more expected when the fiscal y...