New banner art focuses on women’s voting rights


By Juliet Bennett Rylah

Contributing Writer

WEST HOLLYWOOD — There’s a new piece of public art at the southwest corner of Santa Monica and Crescent Heights boulevards in West Hollywood.

“Origin Story of Women’s Right to Vote” is a banner that depicts the timeline of voting rights for women, from the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention to the present day. The piece was commissioned by the L.A. County Department of Arts and Culture in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Women and Girls Initiative.

Printing company Lithographix made the banner from materials that absorb ultraviolet light and help remove pollutants from the air. The art piece will be on view through March

City produces

poem set to video

WEST HOLLYWOOD — Instead of sending out a holiday card this year, the city of West Hollywood has produced a short video called “After the Music” that anyone can access online. The piece features a poem about the past year by West Hollywood’s new poet laureate Brian Sonia-Wallace with art from Steven Rahbany and animation from Zoo Crew Productions.

It is available on the city’s YouTube channel.

Star sculptures

light up Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD — Real estate developer Kilroy Realty and Oakland-based Engineered Artworks have collaborated on “The Kilroy Stars,” a series of star sculptures that will light up in cities along the West Coast until Jan. 21. In Los Angeles, one such star will glow with over 30,000 LED bulbs at Columbia Square in Hollywood. The artwork is free to observe any time at 1525 N. Gower St.

Taco stand offers

seasonal specials

WEST HOLLYWOOD — Through Dec. 24, Tacos Tu Madre is offering several holiday specials for takeout, including smoked ham tacos; strawberry nachos dusted in cinnamon and sugar; mulled wine; and hot chocolate and gingerbread cocktails. Guests can order online for pickup or delivery.

Juliet Bennett Rylah is a freelance reporter who covers Hollywood and West Hollywood. She can be reached at