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May 2021

A Gallery of Downtown Los Angeles Artists Celebrated and Obscure Webinar

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Long before the industrial neighborhood between Little Tokyo and the Los Angeles River was discovered by loft dwellers who made it into an Arts District, the historic center of the city has attracted visual artists. Some were commissioned to decorate public spaces, others were drawn to the decaying Victorian neighborhood of Bunker Hill. Some were highly skilled professionals, others inspired amateurs and street hustlers. The work they made here speaks to a lost Los Angeles, and a rich creative history.…

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Precious Relics of Victorian Los Angeles Webinar

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The greatest historic preservation loss in Los Angeles was the 1960s eminent domain seizure of Bunker Hill, with almost 150 acres of homes, hotels and businesses demolished for a failed redevelopment scheme. While City Hall smeared the doomed neighborhood as a blighted slum, 21st century Angelenos look longingly at photographs of Victorian buildings like The Castle and The Melrose Hotel and lament all we lost. We can’t return to old Bunker Hill except in our imaginations, but some remarkable pockets…

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Esotouric Presents: The Treasures and Tragedies of Elysian Park webinar

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

If you asked a random sampling of Angelenos to name a mountainous municipal green space, most would say Griffith Park. But its smaller easterly neighbor Elysian Park, ten years older than Griffith, is equally packed with history, intrigue, beauty and tragedy. Join Esotouric, L.A.'s most eclectic sightseeing tour company, for an immersive webinar exploring the cultural, natural, redevelopment, public policy, art and architectural history of Elysian Park, and the fascinating characters who have made history within its 600 acres. Featured…

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