TKG KNOW: Living LA History – A Guide to Watts Towers

Living LA History: A Guide to Watts TowersWattsTowers

Whether a denizen of LA for days or a decade, you’ve likely seen photos of the wiry spires known as Watts Towers. But what are they?  An art installation left over from the last Olympics?  Radio transmitters?  A reminder of LA’s racial tensions in the 1960s?  Kids often look at the colorful structures and think it’s a giant jungle gym. Actually, it’s none of the above.  Watts Towers prevail as one man’s dedication to a dream and a city’s acknowledgement of his creativity and resourcefulness.  Part art, part history, part culture, it’s a fascinating outing that will feed young (and old) imaginations and inspire everyone to dream big.

The 32nd Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum Festival & 37th Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival are this weekend– Get out there!

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