A Celebration of Design+Architecture in L.A.

It’s becoming more and more apparent that Los Angeles is emerging as a mecca for both design and architecture. And may I say, rightfully so. Angelenos have long reveled in the unique mix of historic and contemporary design that our diverse city offers. Each neighborhood, enclave and district offering its own unique architecture, look and vibe.

To celebrate L.A.’s global recognition as a design destination, A+R favorite KCRW is hosting a Celebration of Design+Architecture in Los Angeles on April 14 with the help of Helms Bakery. The day begins with a Design East of La Brea Walking Tour focusing on contemporary design and architecture in one of the most exciting and up-and-coming pockets of L.A. The tour ends at Helms Bakery in Culver City where Frances Anderton, host of KCRW’s Design and Architecture program DnA, will lead two discussions about essentially Angeleno design. Guest speakers include LACMA Director Michael Govan, Head of the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Design at the Getty Wim de Wit, and MOCA Guest Curator Christopher Mount.

As a Los Angeles-based business, we love that L.A. is getting recognition for it’s unique take on contemporary design. Be sure to turn out and support these local efforts to ensure that our little metropolis continues to have an influence on the design world. And if the expert panel isn’t enticing enough, come celebrate living in Los Angeles with the musical tastes of KCRW’s own Liza Richardson and a complimentary beer courtesy of L.A. eatery Father’s Office. It’s going to be a great day to be an Angeleno!

Tickets start at $10 and are now available at KCRW.com

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