Los Angeles has plenty of places to experience great art, from local art galleries to some of the county’s most essential museums, so it can be hard to narrow down what’s worth seeing and what’s not. While there are plenty of other art events that are likely to pop up, these 12 should definitely be on your radar.
Spread out along a hillside near the Beverly Hills Hotel, Susan Gottlieb’s baseball-field-size home garden — dubbed the Gottlieb Native Garden — boasts more than 100 species of native plants and brims with wildlife activity.
Environmental awareness is essential to keeping what we have left of the ecosystem intact. It all begins by giving the public access to perspectives they may not have thought of. There are a variety of meaningful ways to bring that perspective to the masses.
Every year millions of people from all over the world visit America’s national parks to view grand landscapes and unspoiled nature. Resources provided by the National Park Service inform the curious about America’s history, values and culture. The diversity of the flora and fauna, the peaceful and breathtaking views and solitude one finds in them offer an escape from the normal cacophony and distractions of modern life.
The LA Art Scene is abundant. Each weekend one can pick and choose from a variety of events to go to…some free some not – but many help great causes… Let’s take a look forward at what’s coming up…and point out some important nonprofit events.
Nowadays, everyone is a photographer; all it takes is a smartphone and a social media account. But if you’re interested in photography experts as opposed to mere hobbyists, the best work can be seen in photography galleries.
The incredible Ansel Adams exhibition is a special curated show in conjunction with The G2 Gallery in Venice, CA (an award-winning nature and wildlife photography gallery that facilitates change by bringing attention to environmental issues through the persuasive power of photographic art), and Cavallo Point’s sister property, Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur.
Getting There is a group exhibit that culled images from Southern California photographers in pursuit of showing just how many animals could benefit from a wildlife crossing. Coyotes, mountain lions, deer, foxes, lizards and many other creatures are killed each year trying to cross Los Angeles highways and roads.
Amid the weedy vacant lots, tired storefronts and roughened asphalt of Compton, crows and pigeons thrive. But, if residents think these often derided city birds are the beginning and end of urban avian life, they need only venture to nearby Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park in unincorporated Willowbrook.