Los Angeles Urban Rangers

Los Angeles Urban Rangers

Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, West LA, 5th Council District

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About the Programmer

The Los Angeles Urban Rangers develop guided hikes, campfire talks, field kits, and other interpretive tools to spark creative explorations of everyday habitats, in our home megalopolis and beyond.

Since 2004, their site-specific projects have invited people to investigate the places we often take for granted, and have included Malibu Public Beaches, Bunker Hill Expedition, and L.A. River Ramble in their long-term Public Access 101 series. They have been resident artists at MOCA and the Orange County Museum of Art; and their work has been featured at venues including the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Creative Time, and (upcoming) Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. They received the 2007 Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Year in Review award—all in the service of exploring our intertwined human and natural ecologies while wearing neatly pressed khakis and very large hats.

About the Program

The Pop-up Water Bar & Happy Hour explores how the quality and taste of the water you drink in L.A. can strongly depend on where you live as well as how much you’re willing (or able) to spend. The Water Bar offers two tasting flights—one of tap waters from different neighborhoods across L.A., and one of bottled waters—and allows you to sip, compare, and tally your favorites and least favorites. All in a casual campfire hangout with music, snacks, drinking games (family-friendly!), and L.A.-water-themed trivia contests.