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The Watts Towers structure, consisting of 17 major sculptures was created by Italian immigrant Sabato “Simon” Rodia out of steel covered with mortar and embellished by the decorative finishings of mosaic tiles, glass, clay, shells and rock.
A hidden gem tucked away in a neighborhood that has had a rough past.
I was expecting more... Not so safe area
While this is an LA landmark, I would not put it in the things you must see while you are in town.
It's a small place... Not a typical "art center" that you can spend hours. Check the tour schedule because you can only get close to the towers by a guided tour
So much history here. The art house is pretty stunning. I gotta know more about artist Toni Scott now
The Watts Towers
The Towers face East towards Italy! Simon Rodia was Italian, you know!!!
Do not travel away from the park area or visit at all at night. The location is not in a safe neighborhood.
Photos make the towers look larger, but still an amazing feat nevertheless.
Go on the tour and watch the documentary in the art gallery.
Guided tour Wed-Sun only.
The GARDEN STUDIO with public artworks, a turtle pond, California Native Herbal Sankofa Labyrinth, and Italian Herbs is not to be missed. The Artists-in-Residence are currently creating mosaic art.
Also visit the GALLERIES in the Watts Towers Arts Center and the Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center. Take a Tour of the Towers see the William Hale film on the creation of the Watts Towers.
Take the tour to get inside the gates. $7 adult entry.
Amazingly beautiful work.
Made famous by Homer Simpson.
Watts Towers represent 33 yrs of work by an Italian immigrant who made the project his life. Similar to the style of Catalan architect Gaudí, 17 structures represent the American Native art movement.
Like nothing else.
Although the towers is a bit interesting. There is no point in driving to a very dangerous place to see them. Don't waste your time and don't risk your life.
Great place to take young one to see some great history stories
If visiting, try to go on the guided tour to really appreciate & have a real feel for the place & it's creator. Checkout the "boat"!
UCLA Volunteer Day 2012: one hundred UCLA students will be here on September 25 to prepare a community garden!
"Naïve art" towers decorated with found shards built by Italian immigrant Simon Rodia between 1921-54 BY HAND. Take the Metro Blue Line to 104th to see it and DO NOT WANDER! Watts is still the ghetto.
One of my favorite places in Los Angeles. Built by hand (no power tools) with found objects, these towers are an amazing testament to art and perseverance. - Kellie, Community Manager
Sooo worth the short drive!!! Very interesting & beautiful!
Civic Virtue: The Impact of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and the Watts Towers Arts Center explores the role of civic government in the development of the arts in LA. Open through 2.12.12.
Almost a hundred feet tall.
The Watts House Project is a place for Tower residents to connect with artists and other volunteers to revitalize the neighborhood and re-imagine the environment through community involvement.
Watts Towers are 17 interconnected up-reaching structures decorated with found objects. Get up close and discover the adorning materials your own way.
why is this a national.historical monument?
Don't get out of the car at night!
If you fear 'The Hood', come early in the morning. It's typically quiet, no one bothers you and the view is breathtaking.
Total dump. Don't be fooled. Only the naive and artsy-fartsy folks with white guilt would consider this a treasure.
check out the Watts House Project across the street.
This is one of Odette Annable's favorite spots.
LA (See) Definitely worth the short drive into South Central LA. These folk art sculptures are iconic Los Angeles at its best.
Great neighborhood, bring the kids! Awesome for a night time stroll around the area.
This collection of 17 interconnected structures were built by Italian immigrant Sabato Rodia over 33 years from 1921 to 1954. They were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1990.
A treasure in Los Angeles. everyone should see it!
bring your camera. $7 for a guided tour.