Pershing Square - Downtown Los Angeles

Pershing Square - Downtown Los Angeles Pershing Square, located in the heart of Downtown LA, hosts a variety of community events and also serves as a major filming location for TV shows and movies.

Dedicated for use by Mayor Aguilar in 1866, this park land was named "La Plaza Abaja." In 1886, it was renovated with an official park plan designed by Fred Eaton. In 1911, the park was redesigned by John Parkinson to reflect the social and economic growth of the city. During World War I, the Square was often the scene for militia receptions and provided a forum for public speakers. On November 8,

Dedicated for use by Mayor Aguilar in 1866, this park land was named "La Plaza Abaja." In 1886, it was renovated with an official park plan designed by Fred Eaton. In 1911, the park was redesigned by John Parkinson to reflect the social and economic growth of the city. During World War I, the Square was often the scene for militia receptions and provided a forum for public speakers. On November 8,

Operating as usual

Come join your community for a movie at Pershing Square tonight at 8! We’re showing “Crazy Rich Asians” on the big scree...
07/30/2021

Come join your community for a movie at Pershing Square tonight at 8! We’re showing “Crazy Rich Asians” on the big screen! Bring a blanket, a chair, and your family and friends 😄 Food and drink will be available for purchase too! #losangeles #la #dtla

FREE Covid Vaccines at Pershing Square! Johnson & JohnsonBrought to you by the @losangelesfiredepartment  @lahomelessser...
05/12/2021

FREE Covid Vaccines at Pershing Square!

Johnson & Johnson

Brought to you by the @losangelesfiredepartment @lahomelessservices and @mayorofla

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #losangeles #dtla #vaccines #covid

FREE Covid Vaccines at Pershing Square!

Johnson & Johnson

Brought to you by the @losangelesfiredepartment @lahomelessservices and @mayorofla

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #losangeles #dtla #vaccines #covid

Pershing Square's purple bell tower days are numbered. With the official redesign set to start in Fall 2021, we will soo...
04/21/2021

Pershing Square's purple bell tower days are numbered.

With the official redesign set to start in Fall 2021, we will soon see many things change at LA's first public park. No more walls, no more barriers. An open park for the downtown community.

Stay safe, LA.

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #tower #belltower #purple #redesign #architecture #dtla #losangeles #parks

Pershing Square's purple bell tower days are numbered.

With the official redesign set to start in Fall 2021, we will soon see many things change at LA's first public park. No more walls, no more barriers. An open park for the downtown community.

Stay safe, LA.

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #tower #belltower #purple #redesign #architecture #dtla #losangeles #parks

Have a great day, LA!Be safe. #pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #losangeles #dtla #parks #parklife
04/20/2021

Have a great day, LA!

Be safe.

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #losangeles #dtla #parks #parklife

Have a great day, LA!

Be safe.

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #losangeles #dtla #parks #parklife

Happy World Art Day! Be sure to stop by Pershing Square to check out the new Art-Squared Gallery featuring the IAA USA ....
04/15/2021

Happy World Art Day! Be sure to stop by Pershing Square to check out the new Art-Squared Gallery featuring the IAA USA .

Open until June 2021.

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #losangeles #dtla #art #worldartday #iaa

Happy World Art Day! Be sure to stop by Pershing Square to check out the new Art-Squared Gallery featuring the IAA USA .

Open until June 2021.

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #losangeles #dtla #art #worldartday #iaa

04/13/2021

@iaausa New Art-Squared Gallery from the International Association of Art in celebration of World Art Day!

Open until June. #worldartday

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #iaa #art #losangeles #dtla

Happy Wednesday, LA! Stay safe! #PershingSquare ...#lacityparks #parkproudla #losangeles #dtla #la #park #beautifulday C...
04/07/2021

Happy Wednesday, LA! Stay safe! #PershingSquare
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04/07/2021
Meghan Hall (aka "M.") - Viva LA! Artist

Meghan Hall:
Androgyny: the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics and gender ambiguity play an important role in Meghan Hall's (Street Art Name: "M.") identity and art. Featured in galleries, on buildings, as well as various merchandise, M.'s bold lines and mashup figure drawings are becoming an urban fixture and have been getting the attention of many, including notable figures in the art world and celebrities. M. is self-taught and has become an internationally acclaimed street/pop-noir artist of the generation that emerged in the wake of the influence of Keith Haring, RETNA, OBEY, Banksy, Frida, Invader and Basquiat.

Be sure to visit Pershing Square and see her contribution to the Viva LA! Art-Squared Gallery. Open until tomorrow, April 8th! #vivala

Viva LA. Celebrate LA, Every Day.

Stay safe, LA!

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #art #artsquared #gallery #banksy #shapes #losangeles #la #dtla

Good afternoon, Los Angeles! Have a great day!#PershingSquare #lacityparks #parkproudla  ...#losangeles #dtla #park #par...
04/06/2021

Good afternoon, Los Angeles! Have a great day!
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Good afternoon, Los Angeles! Have a great day!
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04/06/2021
Sona Mirzaei - Viva LA! Artist

Sona Mirzaei is a multi-disciplinary artist from LA, whose body of work includes paintings, collage, public art, sculptures, street murals and performance art. Her work has been widely exhibited in multiple galleries throughout California, at Art Basel in Miami, Saatchi Gallery in London, Dubai, Europe and more. Sona's approach to art is culturally rich, bold, daring, while evoking a gentleness. She achieves great depth and contrast with use of her brush work, creating paintings with dynamic layers and texture, manifesting dimensions, liveliness and joy. She believes that "art and color create energy that provokes an emotional reaction that is meaningful and organic to humanity. Without our imaginations, we are nothing, and this ails me every day to create and keep us inspired."

Be sure to visit us at Pershing Square to see her contribution to the Viva LA! Art-Squared Gallery! Open until April 8th.
#vivala

Viva LA. Celebrate LA, Every Day.

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #art #artsquared #gallery #artist #graffiti #graffitiart #losangeles

Beautiful day at Pershing Square! Be sure to stop by on your stroll through downtown LA! #pershingsquare #lacityparks #P...
04/01/2021

Beautiful day at Pershing Square! Be sure to stop by on your stroll through downtown LA! #pershingsquare #lacityparks #ParkProudLA
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Beautiful day at Pershing Square! Be sure to stop by on your stroll through downtown LA! #pershingsquare #lacityparks #ParkProudLA
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03/31/2021
Montana Mills - Viva LA! Artist

Montana Mills runs Modern Multiples, a fine art printmaking studio. He's dedicated to the realization of the collective vision between artist, publisher and printer. Each production is unique in its progression through the different levels of involvement between the artist and publisher - from color separations to stencil-making and color mixing, Montana and his team are actively involved in the creation of art.

Be sure to stop by Pershing Square and check out Montana's contribution the the Viva LA! Art-Squared Gallery! Open until April 8th.

Viva LA. Celebrate LA, Every Day.

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #losangeles #dtla #vivala #art #screenprinting #gallery #artsquared

03/30/2021
Angelica Russell - Viva LA Artist

Angelica Russell (aka Jelly) is an animator and painter living in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated with a BFA in 2D Animation from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in December 2012. After a few months of working, and then a month long trek across Europe, she moved down to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the wonderful world of animation!

Be sure to visit us and check out her addition to the Viva LA! Art-Squared Gallery, open now until April 8th.

Viva LA. Celebrate LA, Every Day.

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #losangeles #vivala #art #painting #artist #flowers #colorful

Sunshine and palm trees at Pershing Square. #DTLA starting to open back up slowly but surely.  Stop by the park and enjo...
03/24/2021

Sunshine and palm trees at Pershing Square. #DTLA starting to open back up slowly but surely. Stop by the park and enjoy your lunch on the lawn!

Please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #sunshine #palmtrees #lunchtime

Sunshine and palm trees at Pershing Square. #DTLA starting to open back up slowly but surely. Stop by the park and enjoy your lunch on the lawn!

Please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #sunshine #palmtrees #lunchtime

03/24/2021

Jill Sykes is a painter living in Los Angeles. Her paintings have been featured in exhibitions throughout Southern California and across the country, including Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Museum of Art + History (MOAH), Scape Gallery, El Camino College Art Gallery and The Brand Library Art Center.

Be sure to visit Pershing Square and check out her addition to the Viva LA! Art-Squared Gallery before it ends on April 8th! #vivala

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #losangeles #dtla #art #painting #gallery #artist #artistic #colorful #vibrant

Viva LA. Celebrate LA, Every Day.
City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks
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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Stay safe, LA.#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla  #dtla #losangeles #park #publicpark #c...
03/17/2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Stay safe, LA.

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #dtla #losangeles #park #publicpark #celebrate #stpatricksday

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Stay safe, LA.

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #dtla #losangeles #park #publicpark #celebrate #stpatricksday

03/16/2021

The Viva LA! Art-Squared Gallery and Mural will now be up at Pershing Square until April 8th. If you haven't had a chance to see it, please come visit us before it's too late!! #VivaLA #PershingSquare

#lacityparks #art #losangeles #dtla #gallery #artsquared #mural #painting #beautiful #vibrant

Viva LA. Celebrate LA, Every Day.
City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

Gertrude looking at the tower thinking, "Yeah, I could get up there." Do you think a goat could get to the top? #GOAT #p...
03/11/2021

Gertrude looking at the tower thinking, "Yeah, I could get up there." Do you think a goat could get to the top? #GOAT #pershingsquare #lacityparks #ParkProudLA

Artist: 🧑‍🎨@s.c.mero

#losangeles #dtla #art #sculpture #thegoat #gertrudeinLA #urban #urbangoat #tower #purple #belltower #clouds #rain

Gertrude looking at the tower thinking, "Yeah, I could get up there." Do you think a goat could get to the top? #GOAT #pershingsquare #lacityparks #ParkProudLA

Artist: 🧑‍🎨@s.c.mero

#losangeles #dtla #art #sculpture #thegoat #gertrudeinLA #urban #urbangoat #tower #purple #belltower #clouds #rain

Had a Butterfly visitor in the Orange Grove today! Is it Spring yet?#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #butterfly...
03/04/2021

Had a Butterfly visitor in the Orange Grove today! Is it Spring yet?

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #butterfly #pretty #colorful #spring

City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

Had a Butterfly visitor in the Orange Grove today! Is it Spring yet?

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #butterfly #pretty #colorful #spring

City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

Please enjoy this special edition of Pershing Square's "Square Docs" featuring the amazing artists of the Viva LA moveme...
02/27/2021
VIVA LA! "Square Docs" // Pershing Square - Downtown Los Angeles

Please enjoy this special edition of Pershing Square's "Square Docs" featuring the amazing artists of the Viva LA movement!

https://www.vivala.us/

Celebrate LA, everyday!

#PershingSquare #ParkProudLA #lacityparks #vivala #art #artist #vibrant #viral #dtla #losangeles #andremiripolsky #ilovela

City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks
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Viva LA. Celebrate LA, Every Day.

https://youtu.be/FFJs7ZqDr5Q

Please enjoy this special edition of Pershing Square's "Square Docs" featuring the amazing artists of the Viva LA movement! https://www.vivala.us/VIVA LA, Th...

Hello Los Angeles!Be sure to come visit Pershing Square and see the Art-Squared Gallery featuring Viva LA! Also stay tun...
02/25/2021

Hello Los Angeles!

Be sure to come visit Pershing Square and see the Art-Squared Gallery featuring Viva LA! Also stay tuned for our special "Square Docs" Mini-Documentary about the artists behind the movement.

Viva LA "Square Doc" will be released tomorrow, Friday - February 25, 2021!

Stay safe. Stay healthy. We'll see you again soon!

For more info about the Viva LA movement, please visit their website here - https://www.vivala.us/

#PershingSquare #lacityparks #ParkProudLA #recconnectla #dtla #losangeles #artist #artwork #art #vivala #ilovela #squaredocs

02/11/2021

Have you found the GOAT???
#goat #literally

👩🏼‍🎨: @s.c.mero

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #losangeles #dtla #sculpture #art #artist

Hello Los Angeles!Pershing Square has a new visitor, and it's the GOAT. Literally, we have a Goat at the Square. Be sure...
02/08/2021

Hello Los Angeles!

Pershing Square has a new visitor, and it's the GOAT. Literally, we have a Goat at the Square.

Be sure to stop by on your stroll through DTLA to say hi! She won't bite!

Check out all the pictures to see where she's been!

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #art #goat #sculpture #dtla #losangeles #urban

Viva LA! Art-Squared Gallery now open until March 31, 2021!Visit https://www.vivala.us/ to learn more about the movement...
02/05/2021

Viva LA! Art-Squared Gallery now open until March 31, 2021!

Visit https://www.vivala.us/ to learn more about the movement.

#PershingSquare #lacityparks #ParkProudLA #artwork #artsquared #gallery #vivala #vibrant

Viva LA! Art-Squared Gallery now open until March 31, 2021!

Visit https://www.vivala.us/ to learn more about the movement.

#PershingSquare #lacityparks #ParkProudLA #artwork #artsquared #gallery #vivala #vibrant

Last week to see the Art-Squared Gallery and Mural featuring artist Laurel Holloman!Be sure to get here before the rain ...
01/27/2021

Last week to see the Art-Squared Gallery and Mural featuring artist Laurel Holloman!

Be sure to get here before the rain does!!

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #art #artwork #abstractart #mural #gallery #laurelholloman #artsquared

Last week to see the Art-Squared Gallery and Mural featuring artist Laurel Holloman!

Be sure to get here before the rain does!!

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #art #artwork #abstractart #mural #gallery #laurelholloman #artsquared

#ThrowbackThursday to January 21, 2017, when the first annual Women's March took place right here at Pershing Square! “I...
01/21/2021
Hundreds of Thousands Protest During L.A. Women's March

#ThrowbackThursday to January 21, 2017, when the first annual Women's March took place right here at Pershing Square!

“In a time when we are all wondering what we can do, we can do this." - Deena Katz, Women's March co-producer.

Read more about this historical event at the link below:

https://time.com/4642467/los-angeles-womens-march-protest-heal/

#PershingSquare #lacityparks #ParkProudLA #losangeles #dtla #womensmarch2017 #womensmarch #protest #history #historic #womensrights #womenpower #women #TBT

People flooded the streets to show solidarity, as well as anger

Art-Squared Gallery and Mural featuring Viva LA coming to Pershing Square in February 2021!#PershingSquare #losangeles #...
01/14/2021

Art-Squared Gallery and Mural featuring Viva LA coming to Pershing Square in February 2021!

#PershingSquare #losangeles #dtla #lacityparks #ParkProudLA #art #artist #artwork #mural #VivaLA #artsquared #comingsoon

Art-Squared Gallery and Mural featuring Viva LA coming to Pershing Square in February 2021!

#PershingSquare #losangeles #dtla #lacityparks #ParkProudLA #art #artist #artwork #mural #VivaLA #artsquared #comingsoon

Good morning, Los Angeles! Have a great day!#pershingsquare #losangeles #dtla #lacityparks #parkproudla #downtown #park ...
01/14/2021

Good morning, Los Angeles! Have a great day!

#pershingsquare #losangeles #dtla #lacityparks #parkproudla #downtown #park #photo #photography #WeLoveLA

Good morning, Los Angeles! Have a great day!

#pershingsquare #losangeles #dtla #lacityparks #parkproudla #downtown #park #photo #photography #WeLoveLA

Pershing Square's Art-Squared Gallery and Mural featuring Laurel Holloman will be available for public viewing until Thu...
01/12/2021

Pershing Square's Art-Squared Gallery and Mural featuring Laurel Holloman will be available for public viewing until Thursday, January 28, 2021.

Please remember to adhere to Covid-19 Safety Guidelines when visiting the park:
🔸Wear Facemasks Properly
🔸6 feet Social Distancing
🔸Avoid Large Gatherings

Stay tuned for more updates regarding our Art-Squared Gallery features coming soon.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. We'll see you again soon.

#pershingsquare #lacityparks #parkproudla #art #artist #artwork #abstract #Losangeles #dtla #laurelholloman

01/08/2021

Please enjoy this special edition of Pershing Square's "Square Docs" featuring Los Angeles-based artist and accomplished actress, Laurel Holloman.

http://www.laurelholloman.net/

BIO:
Based in Los Angeles, Laurel Holloman is known for her vibrant use of color and larger-than-life paintings capable of capturing tumultuous emotions with a vivid movement that create a three-dimensional illusion.

“I feel my paintings have a secret language born out of science and my obsessiveness with the how and why we are here. I paint through abstraction with subtle hints of elemental imagery; the sky, water, fire, earth, a bird flying, cells reproducing, or a celestial bed of stars. I am obsessed with metallics and textures and use playful brushstrokes that give paintings a third dimension while keeping movement to enhance the emotion.”

This series was chosen from a 2019 Exhibition titled Memory and Movement that premiered in Paris at Galerie Joseph and was chosen by Arts in The City as one of the summer’s top ten exhibitions in Paris. Holloman’s paintings range from detailed portraits to large abstracts
some as wide as 3 meters. She has been featured in many publications including Architectural Digest Italy, Arts Life, Art Rabbit, News Art Today, Art for Breakfast, Milano Today, La Repubblica, Arts in the City, Artistik Rezo, Be Art Magazine, and Digital Journal. Holloman has had 9 solo exhibitions including a solo Museum show in Amsterdam at Museum Jan and other groups exhibitions including The 2013 Venice Biennale in which her painting “Swell” was featured in the Biennale catalogue. In 2017, a series of detailed flower paintings were chosen from Holloman’s Fertile Ground collection to be exhibited in the Museo Ateneo Madrid, Spain. She is the winner of the Banco Ciudad Award from the Contemporary Biennale
of Argentina for her painting The Reach. She is excited to be exhibiting at Pershing Square and has had studios in the Toy Factory building downtown Los Angeles and the Jefferson Arts District.

She is currently preparing a new solo exhibition called Deep Dive that will open on July 7th 2021 at The Bankside Gallery in London.

#pershingsquare #losangeles #lacityparks #parkproudla #art #artwork #LaurelHolloman #abstract #abstractart #artist #colorful #squaredocs #documentary

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Dedicated for use by Mayor Aguilar in 1866, this park land was named "La Plaza Abaja." In 1886, it was renovated with an official park plan designed by Fred Eaton. In 1911, the park was redesigned by John Parkinson to reflect the social and economic growth of the city. During World War I, the Square was often the scene for militia receptions and provided a forum for public speakers. On November 8, 1918, the park was formally named Pershing Square in honor of the World War I general. The next major change came in the 1950s, when an 1800-car garage was built beneath the park. In 1989, the Pershing Square Property Association and the Community Redevelopment Agency contributed to assist the Department of Recreation and Parks in the renovation of the park. Architect Ricardo Legoretta and landscapist Laurie Olin designed the current park plan, and the park was rededicated on February 3, 1994. For more history and walking tours, contact the L.A Conservancy.

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