Young Circle, Hollywood in 1924

Hollywood's new ArtsPark






By Strawberry Jam

Years in the making and five million dollars later, Hollywood’s Young Circle is finally finished with its multi-phase renovations and is ready to  unveil the icing on the cake: a $3 million amphitheater.  This Friday, the city is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony, crafts, fireworks, and 80’s acts Exposé (Seasons Change, Point of No Return).  The amphitheater includes theater-quality sound and lights, restrooms, dressing rooms, and grassy seating for 2,500.  Other changes to the land have included landscaping, new sidewalks, fountains, artwork, a two-story visual arts building, and a courtyard.  In the past, Young Circle was less concrete-like and had been overtaken with non-native trees and other shrubbery.  Despite recent financial urgencies, Hollywood is looking into adding permanent covered seating in the future.

For some time now, Downtown Hollywood has been having Funtastic Fridays for families every week from 5-9pm featuring crafts, music, clowns, and shows.  Given the area’s new accommodations it will hopefully appeal to a greater variety of artists and performers, perhaps even National Acts.  For a complete and up-to-date listing of events, including free art classes for adults, click here.

Stopping by?  Make sure to check out PRL for their 100+ beer selection 🙂

The Hollywood ArtsPark Amphitheater grand opening is this Friday, June 3rd from 7 to 10pm, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7 and Exposé performing at 8.  En Vogue will perform Saturday, June 4th at 8pm. Both nights are free.

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