Day of the Cowboy and Cowgirl 2014

July 22nd, 2014

Get in touch with your inner cowboy or cowgirl o July 26 at the Autry Museum! Enjoy delicious BBQ and a root beer saloon, see live performers, explore the museum galleries, and try out some cowhand skills of your own.

Participate in a variety of Western-themed activities, including:
• A world-record attempt for the Most Trick Ropers, led by The Oklahoma Kid
• Leatherwork crafts with Standing Bear’s Trading Post
• Square-dance workshops with Triple Chicken Foot and dance caller Susan Michaels
• Drop-in roping with The Lewis Family, multigenerational Rose Parade regulars
• Sketching with live horses at the corral
• Plus scavenger hunts, hands-on stations with cowboy tools, screenings of The Gene Autry Show, storytelling, and more! CLICK HERE for more info. 


Teacher Quit Her Job To Pursue Painting – Now Her Pieces Sell for $100K

July 18th, 2014

We love this inspirational story about Layla, a teacher, who let the artist in her come out and flourish. It’s never too late to pursue creativity. Trust your instincts and follow your dreams. Layla made it happen and you can too! NoHo Senior Arts Colony is the perfect place to make it happen. CLICK HERE to read this incredible article.


Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden

July 15th, 2014

Sculpture is such an incredibly beautiful medium and lucky for everyone that lives at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, there’s a wonderful place only a short drive away to see some of the best sculptures around. The Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden spans more than five acres in UCLA’s campus with over 70 sculptures by artists such as Alexander Calder, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, Auguste Rodin, David Smith, and more. To schedule a tour, please fill out the online tour request form or call the Academic Programs department at (310) 443-7090 for assistance. Tour requests must be received at least one month prior to the date of the tour. Groups must consist of no less than 10 persons and no more than 40 persons. For more info, CLICK HERE.


Sherman Oaks Library Book Sale

July 10th, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014, from 10AM-2PM, get some great used books at unbelievable prices at the Sherman Oaks Friends of the Library Book Sale at 14245 Moorpark Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. Select from children’s books, classics, fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, CD’s and DVD’s. Most books $1 or less, big selection of children’s books!! Help support the Sherman Oaks Library! Sponsored by Friends of the Library. They also take donations of books, CD’s, DVD’s and VHS tapes. Bring them to the sale or the library during business hours. A receipt will be provided. For more info, CLICK HERE.


It’s fireworks time!

July 3rd, 2014

Can you believe it’s already July?! That means there are some fun places to watch fireworks in Southern California. CLICK HERE to find some more traditional places to watch them. CLICK HERE for some unconventional places to watch them in LA. On behalf of everyone at NoHo Senior Arts Colony, have a happy and safe Fourth of July!


Great American artists: Edward Hopper

July 2nd, 2014

Since this week is the Fourth of July, we’re celebrating great American artists. Edward Hopper was a quintessential American painter who painted gorgeous landscapes, and a sense of contemporary life with a new style, which many in the art world recognized, and many praised him for this distinct style. He painted a moodier American versus Norman Rockwell’s often idealized version. He used light and shadow very deliberately. His most famous work “Nighthawks” represents this perfectly. We love this quote from him: “Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.” Every painting you create is truly a self-portrait, what’s going inside you, and bringing it to life is so much fun! CLICK HERE to discover more about him and his work.


July 2014 Calendar

July 1st, 2014

July at NoHo Senior Arts Colony is active and full of inspiration! To see the July 2014 calendar of exciting events at our independent senior living community, click here.