Wednesday, February 29, 2012

West Adams Art Tour

Like watching artists work and visiting new galleries? There are a few sites in the West Adams district worth your notice.

The West Adams Heritage Association will hold its 3rd annual Art in Historic Places tour on March 24, from 10 am to 4 pm. It's self-guided, walk or bike at your own pace. That's one of the artists on the left, ceramicist Arthur Tobias.

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, a UCLA building on Cimarron that houses rare books and manuscripts, is part of the tour.

Another stop is the California African American Museum. "Places of Validation, Art, and Progression" is the museum's current exhibit, with photos and work and journals of places throughout the city that were hot spots for art in the 1940s, 50s, 60s, and 70s.

The check-in point is a popup gallery in a 1920s pharmacy building at 1824 South 4th Ave, at the corner of Washington Blvd.

The house on the right is the 1912 Mrs. Sally Wilshire residence, one of the lovely homes that you'll get to see on the tour.

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