Highland Park is one of the oldest, most-colorful and architecturally
interesting neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Here you'll find examples of
nearly every popular architectural style from 1880 to1940. Since the
late 19th century, the area has attracted immigrants and artists,
including California Impressionist William Lees Judson (1842-1928), who
founded in his Highland Park home the school of fine arts of the
University of Southern California. A gallery run by the Judson family
and the Judson Studios stained glass workshop, 200 South Avenue 66,
open to the public.
Each November the Arroyo Arts Collective, which runs a gallery at 135
Avenue 50, hosts a self-guided Discovery Tour of artists' and musicians
homes and studios. There are also several well-known venues such as the
Pets with Fez weaving studio at 5123 York Blvd., which also hosts
Kurdish music concerts; the Rock Rose Gallery, 4108 N. Figueroa St.;
Mr. T's Bowl, 5621 N. Figueroa St., a nirvana for rock bands, bowlers
and dive bar fans. Stop by La Albeja Restaurant, 3700 N Figueroa St.,
for juevos rancheros or a carnitas burrito.
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