Living LA History: A Guide to Watts Towers
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!