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Barnsdall Art Park

Barnsdall Art Park

The city of Los Angeles is known for its excellent opportunities to experience art. One of these options is to stop by Barnsdall Art Park. Created in the early 1950s in order to give the community more access to art, the park continues its heritage today by providing a number of different opportunities for locals and visitors to enjoy.

The Barnsdall Art Park is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument located in East Hollywood. The park is also the location of the historic Hollyhock House that was designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The house was built in 1920 and was the architect’s first commission in Los Angeles. Additionally, the house was his first attempt at creating a specific style of architecture that was appropriate for Southern California. There are self guided tours of the house that are open to the public. The Hollyhock House is open from Thursday through Sunday from 11am to 4pm with the last ticket being sold at 3:30pm. Tickets for adults is $7, seniors and students get in for $3. Children 12 and under get in for FREE.
In order to keep with the history of the park, which was created in order to have the arts be more accessible to the community, each Sunday at 10am, the park hosts a family art workshop. These workshops vary in theme each week and allow a fun opportunity for family members to come together and enjoy art activities through hands on workshops. These weekly family workshops are also completely FREE. If you are looking for more opportunities to experience art then head over to the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. The gallery features 10,000 square feet of space that is open to the public. The art gallery promotes art from up and coming, midcareer and established artists that call Southern California home. The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is open from Thursday to Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. Admission is FREE. Visit http://barnsdall.org for more information about the park.