Art and Religion in the City of Angels: A Walking Tour with Patrick Polk and Amy Landau
Special Event
12:00 to 3:00
Sat, March 7, 2020

Tour important Los Angeles sacred sites along the Vermont Avenue corridor with Patrick A. Polk, Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Popular Arts, and Amy Landau, Director of Education and Interpretation. Vermont Avenue traverses the El Salvador Community Corridor, Historic Filipino Town, Korea Town, Little Armenia, Little Bangladesh, and Thai Town, offering rich opportunities to discover the city’s layered religious and cultural histories.

The tour will include:

Hollywood Sikh Gurdwara at 1966 N. Vermont Ave.
The first Sikh temple in Los Angeles.

Self-Realization Fellowship Hollywood Temple at 4860 West Sunset Blvd.
Dedicated to the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Kriya Yoga.

Founders Metropolitan Community Church
at 4607 Prospect Ave.
The oldest continuously operating LGBTQ ministry in the world.

We will stop for lunch at Figaro Bistrot at 1802 N. Vermont Ave., a French-style eatery with Parisian fin-de-siècle décor and 1930s LA charm.

The tour is part of a new Fowler initiative to explore Los Angeles as both a microcosm of religion in 21st-century America and a bellwether for understanding the impacts of religion on contemporary society. This initiative is generously funded by the Lilly Endowment.