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Embrace & Celebrate Culture is a new, citywide Arts & Culture and Human Relations inter-commission initiative to celebrate diversity and create greater culture of inclusion, equity and belonging in the City of Beverly Hills.

Through Community Engagement and the Arts, the two commissions will find relevant ways to showcase global arts and cultural art forms, support local artists, arts and service organizations, and honor community-based individuals and philanthropists who enrich their communities through daily acts of kindness, compassion and tireless service.

City of Beverly Hills Announces Inter-commission Initiative Press Release

Vision in Light: Windows on the Wallis

From November 19 to November 29, the City of Beverly Hills in partnership with TZ Projects and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presented an extraordinary art experience – a site-specific art installation projected on the windows of The Wallis to inspire joy, wonder and awareness.

This drive-by art exhibit featured emerging and established artists with artwork featured by: Adrienne Adar, Alison Saar, Awol Erizku, Ayana V. Jackson, Bettina Hubby, Bhanu Kapil, Calida Rawles, Cam Hicks, Carter Murdoch, Chris Cadaver, Cleo Wade, Darian Zahedi, Damien Hirst, Diane Holland, Diana Hakobyan, Fatemeh Burnes, Firooz Zahedi, Forrest Kirk, Gabriella Sanchez, Gajin Fujita, Gegam Kacherian, Genevieve Gaignard, Glen Wilson, Greg Ito, Gregory Siff, Haleigh Nickerson, Hank Willis Thomas, For Freedoms, Heather Rasmussen, Jen DeNike, JPW3, Keith Mayerson, Lauren Halsey, Lezley Saar, Manjari Sharma, Mario Moore, Maynard Monrow, Mónica Hernández, Omid Mokri, Patrick Martinez, Paul Rusconi, Shaina McCoy, Rakeem Cunningham, Simphiwe Ndzube, Spencer Mar Guilburt, Terry O’Neill, Summer Wheat, and Tom Pazderka.

Curatorial Advising Committee: Lois Plehn, Peter Frank, Lisa Applebaum Haddad, Maynard Monrow, Laura Dvorkin, Kimberly Davis, Caroline Tufenkian, Christina Caputo, Hank Willis Thomas’ For Freedoms Collective, Erin Christovale, Christopher Lew, Michele Snyder, Breanne Bradley, Meghan Doherty, Antoine Girard, Becky Pynoos, Luis Calderon (The Urban Art Group CAL), Spencer Rudin, Ashley Woods Hollister and more!

Presenters: City of Beverly Hills, TZ Projects, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Partner: Surface Productions

Thanks to our community donors for making this extraordinary art installation possible. Donors include: The Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Hon. Lili and Jon Bosse, Domino Realty, Shawn Far, Josh Flagg, Jeff Hyland and Rick Hilton, K. Period Media, Konheim Family, Rochelle Maize Luxury Estates, Mapleton Investments, Stephanie and Leon Vahn, Liana, Helen and Richard Weston, Eden Alpert, Hrishikesh Desai and Justine Roach, Forte Wellness Inc., Deborah Frank, David Freitag, Diane Holland, Forrest L. Kirk, Scott Levenson, Ned Low, Patricia Van Ronkel Low, Max Ostrow, Annette and Marc Saleh, Sanam Shamtobi, Skin Style Beverly Hills, Kevin Whittaker.

Visions in Light Press Release

Photo Gallery: Vision in Light: Windows on the Wallis

Beyond 2020:

A Cultural Experience Like No Other

Coming soon!

A collaboration between the City of Beverly Hills and United Talent Agency will activate empty storefronts in Beverly Hills with art installations in an exhibit entitled: Beyond 2020: A Cultural Experience Like No Other. The intention of the exhibit is about positively looking forward by creating wonder and meaning during challenging times.

Embrace & Celebrate Culture Initiative Ad-Hoc Members
Arts and Culture Commission
Human Relations Commission
Deborah Frank   Stephanie Vahn   Annette Saleh   Karen Popovich Levyn
Deborah Frank   Stephanie Vahn   Annette Saleh   Karen Popovich Levyn
Vice Chair, Arts and Culture Commission   Arts and Culture Commissioner   Human Relations Commissioner   Vice Chair, Human Relations Commission
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