Category: Arts & Culture

By Chris Epting - October 23, 2019 - Arts & Culture

The Troubadour, Shaping Music History Since 1957

The word “troubadour” refers to a poet and musician, singing tales of romance, in 11th through 13th century France. Doug Weston, who founded the Troubadour in 1957 as a venue for folk artists and singer-songwriters, referred…

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - September 16, 2019 - Arts & Culture

Legendary Sunset Strip Hot Spots, Past and Present

Since the early days of West Hollywood, the Sunset Strip has been a party destination like no other, home to gangsters in the roaring 1920s, and the playground of Hollywood royalty then and now.

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - September 12, 2019 - Arts & Culture

Walkable West Hollywood: Golden Era Architecture

Stroll through West Hollywood’s architectural golden era with this walking tour planned by the West Hollywood Preservation Alliance.

By Chris Epting - September 10, 2019 - Arts & Culture

Gone But Not Forgotten in West Hollywood

Certain iconic establishments along the Strip may be gone, but their legacies still help shape the mystique and lore of the area. Without them, the Strip wouldn’t be what it is today.

By Maxine Tatlonghari - September 10, 2019 - Arts & Culture

10 Most Instagrammable Spots in West Hollywood

West Hollywood is arguably one of the most Instagrammable cities in the world.

By Chris Epting - September 10, 2019 - Arts & Culture

The Sunset Strip’s Historic Rock ‘n’ Roll Billboards

It all started back in the 1960s when Elektra, a record label under Warner Music Group, noticed how effective billboards were along the Las Vegas strip.

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - July 25, 2019 - Arts & Culture

Artist Spotlight: Chase Erachi

On Sunset Boulevard between Sherbourne Drive and Horn Avenue, bold, colorful patterns cover the sidewalk and utility boxes. Pattern Park, an eye-catching art installation, was created by artist Chase Erachi as part of the City of…

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - July 24, 2019 - Arts & Culture

The Sunset Strip is Still a Musician’s Rite of Passage

West Hollywood is home to some of the world’s most legendary concert venues, from the Troubadour to the Roxy Theatre, to the Whisky a Go Go and more. These venues have hallowed histories, hosting countless iconic…

By Carole Dixon - January 24, 2019 - Arts & Culture

Q&A: Architect and Designer Gulla Jónsdóttir

Dynamic and driven, Icelandic-born Gulla Jónsdóttir is the principal of her namesake architecture and design business, and also sits on the board of the West Hollywood Design District as the Arts Chair.

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - January 16, 2019 - Arts & Culture

West Hollywood Design District celebrates during Frieze Los Angeles

West Hollywood has long been a favorite destination for creative souls, designers, and artists. Located at the base of the Hollywood Hills and adjacent to Beverly Hills, West Hollywood is a creative and progressive city that…

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - September 24, 2018 - Arts & Culture

10 of our Favorite Halloween Costume Ideas for 2018

Nowhere does it weird and wonderful quite like West Hollywood on Halloween night. If you've never been, the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval is the ultimate place to spend a Los Angeles Halloween, and share in the…

By Visit West Hollywood Staff - September 18, 2018 - Arts & Culture

Wigs and Wonder: West Hollywood’s Drag Legacy

As the nation’s most visible gayborhood, West Hollywood has been a center of drag culture for decades and is a prime destination for both casual observers and die-hard fans of the art form.

By Maxine Tatlonghari - September 12, 2018 - Arts & Culture

Artist Spotlight: Katie Brightside

Meet British artist Katie Brightside, who talks about her work and shares her perfect West Hollywood day.

By Jacqueline Fitzgerald - September 7, 2018 - Arts & Culture

The Fall Guide to Galleries and Museums

The seductive beauty, beguiling promise and startling contradictions of Los Angeles provide rich fodder for creative souls, especially artists. West Hollywood offers a first-rate selection of places where you can appreciate their work and perhaps even…

By Maxine Tatlonghari - July 9, 2018 - Arts & Culture

Artist Spotlight: Marisabel Bazan

It was one of those rare cool, overcast mornings here in West Hollywood when I walked over to one of my favorite spots, Joe & the Juice, to meet with the self-taught Panamanian artist behind the…

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