Posted: Sunday, June 4, 2017 – 11:39 AM
Walkers! Get your sneakers on! Mayor Lili Bosse is back, following last week’s Memorial Day break. And the incredibly popular Walk with the Mayor will recommence at 8:30 a.m. on the Crescent steps of City Hall for another great Monday morning walk with Mayor Bosse!
Monday’s walk will reveal more of the hidden art treasures that grace the City, as Mayor Bosse tours four wonderful sculptures courtesy of the City’s Fine Art Ordinance.
Three of the pieces are located at the Village at Canon, 301 Canon Drive: “Basket Dancer 1987″ by Glenna Goodacre is sculpted from bronze and marble, and depicts a Pueblo woman dancing in a ritual role of women in the context of her culture and her historical time period. “Jessica, 1987″ by Dee Toscano is a whimsical, fairy-tale sculpture savoring the timeless, childhood joy of water. “The Far Off Summer, Samarkand” by Carol Miller is bronze depiction of two figures entwined, and in great contrast is the “Imploded Column (Dancer), 2010 by Ewerdt Hilgemann, a Stainless Steel interpretive piece located on Wilshire Boulevard.
The Fine Art Ordinance was established so that “construction, reconstruction or additions, to a commercial/industrial building or mixed use building in the city of Beverly Hills shall be assessed with the obligation to provide fine art…” Developers must either install approved art that meets specific criteria or be assessed a payment of an in lieu fee to the fine art fund, expressed as a percentage of the development cost.
The fund balance on Mar. 31 totaled $3,189,377, which is so that the Fine Arts Commission may purchase new art on behalf of the City and with City Council approval, and maintain existing art in public spaces.
Mayor Bosse will also bring her walking friends to Only in Beverly Hills, a fabulously chic boutique featuring great gift items touting Beverly Hills-themed merchandise, from tees to tutus. Shoppers can find something for everyone on their list, bringing the suggestion of other-worldly luxury to every corner of the map.
Everyone is invited to join Walk with the Mayor. One of Mayor Bosse’s most popular events, Walk with the Mayor is part of her larger initiative, Beverly Hills Healthy City (#BHHealthyCity), encouraging the community to make exercise a regular part of their healthy lifestyles, and promoting healthy souls, healthy minds, and a healthy business community.
Walking is undoubtedly healthy, and Walking with the Mayor is beneficial for a lot of other reasons, as well. It is an opportunity to experience the City’s hidden treasures, to meet neighbors and business owners, to share a great walk on a Monday to start the week off right, and to meet Mayor Bosse in a casual environment.
“Monday is my favorite day,” says Bosse.
Join the Mayor and a few hundred of her friends on the Crescent steps of City Hall at 8:30 a.m. with good walking shoes. Free parking is available next door to the Beverly Hills Public Library.
School’s out – so bring the kids and the dog! Everyone is welcome!