ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Bunker Hill: From Victorian Neighborhood to Cultural Business Center
Los Angeles, CA - Located between 1st St. and 5th St. and Hill and Figueroa, Bunker Hill was originally an residential neighborhood served by the shops on the commercial corridors below.
Cultural District of Downtown LA
Grand Ave and 1st Street - This tour gives an inside look of the old Bunker Hill corridor now known as the Cultural District of Downtown Los Angeles. Walking along Grand Avenue and the intersecting 1st Street, iconic architecture including the Walt Disney Concert Hall can be visited.
Downtown Los Angeles - Figueroa Blvd
Figueroa Blvd. - Take a look at Downtown Los Angeles on the historic Figueroa Boulevard, a main street running through Los Angeles. Sites from the newly developed L.A. Live and erected lofts to historically renovated buildings including the Standard Hotel, this walking tour will give you a glimpse of the gentrification sweeping through Downtown.
Historic Core: In the Footsteps of the Early Pioneers
Los Angeles, CA - The public artworks and surrounding monumental architecture of the Historic Core highlight key people and places in the early story of the city.
Historic Homes of Southern California
Los Angeles - Homes designed by influential architects of the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra and Rudolf Schindler and many others are visited along this striking tour through the neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Discover the striking history for yourself getting an up close look at these homes built at the turn of the century. <i> This is a driving tour, motor transit is necessary to travel along this tour.</i>
Inglewood Architecture Driving Tour
Inglewood - Take a leisure cruise via motor transit or non-mortor transit through Inglewood to discover hidden gems by renown architects. Start with the oldest home in the South Bay, Centinela Adobe, also on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Ease your way into the tour discovering the local googie style, iconic donut shacks and the civic buildings collection by Charles Luckman.
Inglewood Civic Center Tour
Inglewood Civic Center - Take a stroll around the City of Inglewood's Civic Center area. A mixture of both architecture and public art, this walking tour will give you a glimpse of the communal efforts given by Inglewood locals and their strong connection to their city's history.
LA's Financial Core: Treasures in Between the Towers
Los Angeles, CA - This tour takes visitors through LA's Financial District, which came into its own as a business district during the 1970’s and early 1980’s when city zoning regulations changed to allow structures taller than city hall.
Little Tokyo: Big Community
Los Angeles, CA - This tour takes visitors through Little Tokyo, which has grown from its roots in the early 20th Century to serve as an important cultural, religious, social center of the Japanese American community.
Pasadena Public Art Tour: Lake Avenue
Pasadena - Pasadena dynamic- vibrant with activity and full of culture. We invite you to experience the public art that is so vital to the City's unique character. These interesting and varied walking tours feature jewels from Pasadena'a innovative Public Art collection. Each tour takes approximately 30 minutes to an hour to complete and will give you a good sampling of the City's holdings. Walk with a friend or walk by yourself- make these tours your own.
Pasadena Public Art Tour: Memorial Park Area
Pasadena - West of Pasadena Hall and North of Old Town Pasadena, Memorial Park can be found. A park boasting with Pasadena Public Art pieces, the lively area embraces culture and the uniqueness of Pasadena. Only feet away from a Metro Gold Line Rail stop, the park is easily accessible. Sculptures and installations are scattered around the site creating a fun exploration of the area.
Pasadena Public Art Tour: Pasadena City Hall Area
Pasadena - Wander around the core of Pasadena, the Pasadena City Hall area. A walking tour, the 9 chosen pieces exemplify the different art mediums found in the Pasadena Public Art collection.
Pasadena Public Art Tour: Paseo Colorado
Pasadena - Take a walk around the Paseo Colorado, an outdoor mall filled with iron works and other public art pieces of the Pasadena Public Art collection.
Tour Around the USC Campus and Neighborhood
University of Southern California - This walking tour strolls through the picturesque campus of the University of Southern California. Founded in 1880, this oldest private research university within California, hosts a plethora of Romanesque style buildings built by architects of the likes of I.M. Pei and A. Quincy Jones. The brick lined paths lure visitors through tree lined pedestrian walks while the landscape brings about an aura of peace and ease.