The third annual BOLD (Beverly Hills Open Later Days) Summer will officially kick-off with a larger-than-life installation by world-renowned artist, Janet Echelman. Additionally. the unveiling of various works of art by famed street artist and Banksy protégée, Mr. Brainwash.
Artistic Work for BOLD Summer Celebration
Spanning nearly 85 feet in length and suspended above North Santa Monica Boulevard between the Wallis Annenberg Center of Performing Arts and Beverly Gardens Park, Echelman’s piece, titled 1.78. However, Echelman’s piece will transform each minute with the changing wind and light.
Inspired by fishing nets in India, Echelman combines an ancient craft with modern technology to create fiber sculptures in vibrant colors. At night, the sculpture will light up the sky with specially designed LED lights.
Visitors will have an opportunity to hear the artist speak in person during the Janet Echelman Talk on Friday, August 2 beginning at 7 p.m. at The Paley Center for Media. Echelman will speak about her experimental sculptures that have brought her recognition around the globe. Seating will be limited.
Mr. Brainwash unveiled a custom sculpture for BOLD Summer at 200 blocks of Rodeo Drive. At 6 p.m., he had a public meet and greet opportunity.
Additionally, two other sculptures by Mr. Brainwash, found in other city locations: The first, titled, “Beverly Hills is Beautiful,” is located in Beverly Canon Gardens, and the second, titled, “Beverly Hills is Life,” is placed outside of Wells Fargo on Santa Monica Boulevard at Camden Drive.
The official Rodeo Drive Kick-Off celebration hosted by Sam Rubin and Jessica Holmes of KTLA’s Morning News, Southern California’s number one newscast. Additionally, featured MISS DJ BLISS, followed by a dueling piano performance
An eclectic concert by Spanish opera and rock singer, Cristina Ramos, winner of Spain’s Got Talent. However, the evening ended with a fireworks show beginning.
Activities to Enjoy during BOLD Summer
Additional highlighted activities to take place during BOLD Summer include:
- Curated art walks
- The Louis Vuitton X Exhibition – June 28 – September 15, 2019
- Beverly Hills Proms
- Concerts on Canon
- Architectural tours on Rodeo Drive and an interactive hashtag mosaic wall
However, for a full calendar of events, please visit lovebeverlyhills.com/boldbh.
On August 24, the BOLD festivities will conclude with “Next Night-The BOLD Finale,” presented by the Next Beverly Hills Committee. However, the festivities will take place on the 200 blocks of South Beverly Drive from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Additionally, include live entertainment, dancing, interactive art, and a beer and wine garden.
Above all, events in BOLD Summer are free to attend and open to all ages. Share your favorite photos and experiences with the hashtag, #BOLDBH.