The City of Beverly Hills Community Services Department, in partnership with the Arts & Culture Commission, will offer monthly Art Walk Guided Tours led by experienced docents from April 3 through September 11. All tours will begin at 11 a.m. with the starting point at the Lily Pond in Beverly Gardens Park. The event is free, but participants must register at www.beverlyhills.org/artwalk.
The tours will include world-class art, integral historical elements and iconic and important trees.
The Art Connoisseurs Sculpture Tour on Sunday, April 3 and May 1, will be the ultimate and immersive deep dive into the city’s Sculpture Park in historic Beverly Gardens Park. This tour will feature world-renowned artists such as Ringo Starr, Henri Alfred Marie Jacquemart, Tony Smith, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Ai Weiwei and many others.
The Sculpture Park & Rare Tree Tours on Sunday, June 5 and August 7, will view collections of important sculptures and rare, iconic trees, many planted in 1907 in Beverly Gardens Park when the park was founded.
The Sculpture Park & Murals Tour will feature the City’s world-class collection of important sculptures in historic Beverly Gardens Park. The tour will continue with stops to see historic WPA murals by Charles Kassler in the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the secret Millar Sheets mosaic entitled, El Camino Real.
“The City of Beverly Hills has an amazing artwork collection throughout the city, but there had never been a program established to educate the public about the collection,” said Judith Tuch, Beverly Hills Public Art Docent Chair. “Thanks to Arts & Culture Commission Chair Deborah Frank and Past Chair Stephanie Vahn, the Beverly Hills Public Art Tours were launched in February 2022. Myself and a group of 17 volunteers provided free tours of the artworks by world-renowned artists with the goal to help visitors personally engage with the art.”
“We are more than excited to offer these new tours to the public in an effort to expose more people to Beverly Hills’ significant public art collection that is filled with artworks from world-renowned artists,” said Deborah Frank, Chair, and Stephanie Vahn, Commissioner, of the Arts & Culture Commission. “Public art enriches our environment and creates opportunities for new experiences. What better way to offer these experiences to everyone this summer?”
To learn more about Beverly Hills Fine Art Collection, visit www.beverlyhills.org/publicart.