The ever adventurous Atlas Obscura Society is hosting a walking tour of Barnsdall Art Park this Saturday, August 1st. The Atlas Obscura Society is an international group which sponsors behind-the-scenes tours of some of the most interesting places on the planet. This Saturday, you have a chance to experience this LA landmark and learn more about the notorious personalities behind its creation. Anarchy, feminism, illicit affairs and a vast personal fortune all played a role in the building of these often overlooked cultural treasure.
You can buy tickets to this event by visiting Obscura Society LA: Anarchy, Altruism and Anarchy in Barnsdall Art Park.
In addition, our very own Sandi Hemmerlein is offering a rare guided tour of the influential Hollyhock House, recently opened to the public after undergoing a lengthy restoration.
(Update: Unfortunately, this event is sold out. Stay tuned for news about future tours.)
Barnsdall Art Park, best known as the site of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, is also a genuine cultural center which includes an art gallery, theater and a magical garden designed by architect Rudolf Schindler.
During the summer, Barnsdall Art Park hosts Friday evening wine tasting events where you can meet new friends and enjoy one of the best sunsets in town. The Foundation also offers a a full schedule of art classes with a variety of disciplines including drawing, ceramics, photography and music.
Most Mondays, the Park is home to a local farmers’ market by SEE LA, the same group behind the very popular Hollywood Farmers’ Market.
If you haven’t yet discovered the charms of Barnsdall Art Park, now is a great chance before summer fades away.