Friday, February 1, 2019

Best Valentine's Day Date - Public Art for Lovers

"Heroic Rendezvous" at Heisler Park

Visit the most charming and romantic public art across L.A. and Southern California. 


Artworks of friendship, love and passion are on show in many downtown plazas, parks and gardens, and we highlight some of the very best for Valentine's Day 2019 in Southern California.

Evening magic of "Urban Light"
open and accessible 24/7
A visit to these famous collections of sculptures, murals, and fountains - from the abstract to the whimsical -  promises amazement and delight, and maybe even a bit of love.

After you've visited some of the public artworks highlighted below, end the day at dusk to experience L.A.'s #1 locale and its surreal changing atmosphere - "Urban Light" on Wilshire Blvd. in front of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


Public Art for Lovers 

"Grace" (2014) by Terry Thornsley
Culver City:  downtown, Town Plaza and City Hall
   "Lucy and Desi", [Google Maps] downtown
   "Quotation Courtyard" [Google Maps] - City Hall Courtyard
   "The Lion's Fountain" [Google Maps] - Town Plaza


Laguna Beach:  Heisler Park Sculpture Garden 
and Main Beach
   "Heroic Rendezvous" [Google Maps]
   "Support" [Google Maps]
"Serenade" (2001)
by Dee Clements
   "Grace" [Google Maps]


Beverly Hills:  downtown and Beverly Gardens Park 
   "Gordon and Lily" [Google Maps]
   "Hymn of Life: Tulips" [Google Maps]
   "Electric Fountain" [Google Maps]


Newport Beach:  Central Library, 
Civic Center Park and Corporate Plaza 
   "Good Friends - Nakayoshi" [Google Maps]
   "The Journey" [Google Maps]


"Good Friends - Nakayoshi" (1984)
by Eiichi Ishida
Cerritos:  Senior Center, Sculpture Garden and Civic Center
   "Serenade" [Google Maps]
   "Illuminations" [Google Maps]
   Cerritos Sculpture Garden [Google Maps]