ESMoA during SCRATCH the L.A. Liber Amicorum come to life. I don’t remember all of the artists, please comment if you recognize artists.
A little ear worm that I hope gets stuck in your head while reading about a town 3.5 miles south of the Los Angeles International airport called, but many of you ’90s hip-hop fans have already guessed, El Segundo.
El Segundo is so close to the rumble and the noise of one of the busiest airports in the world, but strangely stays an island of small town quiet. Other than window shopping or popping down to the beach, I have a suggestion for something a little different.
El Segundo Museum of Art (ESMoA)
This small but mighty art laboratory sits at the end of El Segundo’s main street with an unassuming facade. I had the chance to see the exhibition featuring Los Angeles area graffiti artists represented in the Getty’s L.A. Liber Amicorum a few years back and was impressed by the use of the single room that had the large scale pieces covering the floors ceiling and walls. The experiences (exhibitions) vary from graffiti, themes around the city of Los Angeles, from media art, 2D, 3D, and performance.
ESMoA acts as a community magnet with a pretty dynamic list of events for all ages coinciding with their experiences. There are drawing clubs, artist talks, and arts and engineering programs for kids. Drop in, draw, and catch an experience before having to be back in the fracas of LAX or Los Angeles in general.
Recommended time allotment for ESMoA: 1 to 2 hours
Open: Weekends only
Getting There: If you are trying to connect to LAX, I suggest Lyft/Uber or Taxi. If no, the 232 that runs down Sepulveda connects with Beach Cities Regional Transit bus 109 into El Segundo