West Hollywood: A Model of Progressive Civic Culture to Enjoy and Emulate
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There is so much happening right now under both the #WeHoArts and #WeHoPride banners that attempting a concise overview is a folly. Between a Pride Month that lasts 40 days, a robust and eclectic public art program that includes everything from outdoor sculptures to concerts, exhibitions, lectures, and a brand new mural-festooned civic plaza, forget a rainbow -- it's a kaleidoscope.
A bastion of progressive social policy in the fight for equality, West Hollywood can also be exceptionally proud of its equally progressive history in arts and culture -- not only welcoming but investing significant resources into innovative and often daring public art programs at a level most American cities fail to do. LA as a whole has embraced its new status as a cultural capital and embraced the potential of a community-strengthening arts-based economy -- but West Hollywood has been out in front of this idea for decades.
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