For the 20th year, the Arroyo Arts Collective presents for, your enjoyment, a tour of artists’ homes and studios in Mount Washington, Eagle Rock, Montecito Heights, Glassell Park and Highland Park, arguably the birthplace of the arts in Los Angeles.
In 1895 Charles Lummis built his home “El Alisal” home on Avenue 43. Lummis was the first city editor of the Los Angeles Times, the head librarian of the new Los Angeles Public Library, and in 1907 established the Southwest Museum, Los Angeles’ first museum....
At El Alisal he did a legendary amount of entertaining, through salons he called "noises," for local artists, actors and visiting writers, dignitaries and celebrities. Will Rogers, Theodore Roosevelt, Clarence Darrow, John Philip Sousa, John Muir, Charles Russell and Carl Sandburg all came to visit at El Alisal for those parties/salons.
This wonderful celebration of the arts, and the artist, has been a tradition continued by the Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour, the oldest such celebration in the city.
For the 20th year, the Tour will showcase over 100 artists’ artists’ homes and studios who’s work can include painting, sculpture, ceramics, collage, computer graphics, photography, letterpress, printmaking, fiber arts, and spray can art.
Tickets for this self-guided auto tour are available for $10 in advance, or for $15 on the day of the Tour. The Tour begins at the historic Lummis Home. Maps and a tour badge will be available beginning at 9:30 a.m., and studios will open at 10 a.m. Shuttle buses will be available with stops at select locations.