Art Deco is the fun focus of this photo challenge – NBC Los Angeles
What there is to know
- The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles is hosting a social media sharing event throughout May
- Fans urged to post more quirky pics in local art deco
- A free Zoom talk on May 2 will help inspire photographers and discuss what to look for on the go.
There won’t be too many disagreements about Los Angeles to be a big city, nor will the claim that some of the tallest buildings in this big city all come from a particular era, which means they have a some common verve.
This time period tony?
We are approaching its centenary, in just a few years, as the structures we cite all grew (and increased and increased) around our region in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
It’s the 100th anniversary of art deco as we move forward, of course, and just look to the Griffith Observatory, the Wiltern or the Eastern Columbia Building, along with hundreds of other notable addresses, for know that this elegant style always exerts a strong and streamlined influence on the architectural imagination of our city.
To celebrate our megalopolis and its deco-tastic character, the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles will be celebrating art deco throughout the month of May, with a take part from your home.
Well, not exactly ‘from home’, but home decor enthusiasts are welcome to snap photos of some of their favorite adornments, details, doors, stairs, etc. and then share those photos on social media with a multitude. of tags, including #ShowUsYourArtDeco.
It’s all part of an initiative called the 31 Days of Deco.
But here’s a twist: While you may have a dozen photos of Wiltern on your phone, the decor-loving company is looking for something a little different.
“We all know the great movie palaces and skyscrapers, but our goal is to find amazing specimens that think outside the box,” shared a post on the ADSLA website. “Maybe even a building worthy of being our next candidate for a nomination for historic cultural monuments!”
Call it a invite to hang out in May and in your neighborhood (or beyond), with a little mystery to solve: What are the art deco gems in your area, or areas you frequent, that might require a bit of attention. love and care?
To help you start this event at your own pace, share what you like, there is a free Zoom event on Sunday May 2nd.
It’s called “A Toast to LA Art Deco Architecture,” and it will include tips on documenting decor finds in a zazzy way, what to look for, and, yes, a cocktail-making component.
May is Preservation Month, and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles is asking residents to eventually help preserve the little gems they adore, ones that don’t always make the cover of the magazine but definitely should be known and admired by a wider audience.
For more details on both the May 2 event (you’ll want to register, rate), as well as the May social media photo sharing event, go easy, uh, online for this packed info page now.