Watts Towers Arts Center

Local nameWatts Towers Arts Center
LocationLos Angeles, USA

The Watts Towers, Towers of Simon Rodia, or Nuestro Pueblo are a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural towers, architectural structures, and individual sculptural features and mosaics within the site of the artist's original residential property in Watts, Los Angeles. The entire site of towers, structures, sculptures, pavement and walls were designed and built solely by Sabato Rodia, an Italian immigrant construction worker and tile mason, over a period of 33 years from 1921 to 1954. The tallest of the towers is 99.5 feet. The work is an example of outsider art and Italian-American naïve art.The Watts Towers were designated a National Historic Landmark and a California Historical Landmark in 1990. They are also a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, and one of nine folk art sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places in Los Angeles. The Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park encompasses the Watts Towers site.

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Opening hours

Open daily (closed for tours on Mon and Tue).

Watts Towers Arts Center:
Wed-Sat: 10 am - 4 pm
Sun: noon - 4 pm

Public tours are held every 30 mins on
Thu - Fri: 11 am - 3 pm
Sat: 10:30 am - 3 pm
Sun: 12:30 - 3 pm

Admission

Admission is free.

Tours:
Adults: $7
Seniors & Students (13-17): $3
Children (12 and under): free

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watts_Towers

Official website http://www.wattstowers.us/

Email cadwattsctr@earthlink.net

Phone +1 213 847 4646

Address 1727-1765 East 107th Street, Los Angeles, California CA 90002, USA

Coordinates 33°56'20.148" N -118°14'31.206" E

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