The inaugural Sunset & Dine, taking place June 7, 2012, will be the first community event to be held at the Academy Hollywood, the brand new outdoor amphitheatre currently being built by AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). The $20 ticket will grant attendees access to beer and wine, food samples from local restaurants, and an exhibition of art created by students at Helen Bernstein High School (HBHS). All proceeds from the event will benefit that school’s art department.
The celebration is being organized by the Central Hollywood Coalition, the non-profit board that manages the Sunset & Vine Business Improvement District (BID), to commemorate the renewal and expansion of the District which was voted in by the property owners last fall.
Academy Hollywood is a brand new outdoor amphitheatre and event space from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences (AMPAS). Oscars Outdoors is a new program featuring film screenings most Friday and Saturday nights throughout the summer, beginning on June 15, 2012.
The art exhibit will contain pole banner designs drawn and colored by the students at HBHS as part of a contest organized by the Sunset & Vine District. Rather than hiring a graphic designer to create new pole banner designs, the board of Sunset & Vine reached out to the local students. Art instructor Justice O’Neil coordinated the project as a class assignment, which yielded 35 entries. The top four winning designs will be awarded at the event, and ultimately fabricated into actual street pole banners to be installed throughout the District.