The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, in partnership with the City of Hollywood, is currently engaged in the development phase for the construction of a new arts education building next to the Kagey Home facility at 1650 Harrison Street in downtown Hollywood. Funded in part through the General Obligation Bond approved by Hollywood voters in 2019, the 5,400-square-foot education space is being designed to house classrooms for dance, music, visual arts and new media, and will include an outdoor courtyard.
More than just a building, it should be a civic place for social interaction, bringing people closer to art and each other, providing opportunities for new, immersive art experiences.
The arts education building will connect to the west side of the Kagey Home, creating a modern link to the two-story, circa-1924 Spanish Mediterranean facade of the Center’s contemporary galleries and administrative offices. The facilities expansion will add:
• Dance/Drama Studio that can also host yoga, live performance, and artist talks
• Visual Arts classroom equipped with sinks and cabinetry
• Distance Learning broadcast and video/music recording capability
• Music classroom with acoustic panels
• Outdoor Courtyard/Art Garden
• Lobby that connects to the Kagey facility
This is the first project in the City’s plan to modernize and increase capacity for arts programming at the 1.2-acre Art and Culture Center/Hollywood site. Future expansion on the east side of the Kagey Home will include construction of a new performing arts studio and the renovation of current gallery spaces.