Welcome to the Brightside: A Turret Affair


WAW member Katie Brightside @welcometothebrightside has been commissioned by @wehoarts to create a 600-foot long art work that is a visual love letter to the turrets of West Hollywood and celebrates the City’s architectural history through watercolor, pen, and ink illustrations fabricated on 55 colorful vinyl banners.

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A turret is defined as a small tower on top of a larger tower at the corner of a building or wall, typically a castle. This mural is located on the southwest corner of Santa Monica and Crescent Heights Boulevards, at 8120 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Scheduled to be displayed through October 2019, A Turret Affair features an array of artistic interpretations of each of the turrets Miss Brightside found throughout the city upon moving to West Hollywood in 2015. The artist believes that the City of West Hollywood is home to more turrets per person than any other city in the world. In conjunction with the mural, Miss Brightside has also developed a “Turret Affair Tour” map of each of the turrets featured on the 550-foot mural.  The map can be downloaded here.  

Ginna Christensen