Berkeley Public Art History Night w/ Wine & Bites | Hillside Club
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Hillside Club | 2286 Cedar Ave., Berkeley, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Learn more about Berkeley and socialize! Refreshments, wine, light bites and talk about Berkeley history:
Normally $10, you’ll pay just $5 for those printing out this ad and showing it at the door. Wine and light bites included.
More than a century ago, the city of Berkeley installed and dedicated its first public work of art: a grand yet whimsical fountain in the center of a circle where streetcars serving the new Northbrae subdivision traveled past. The fountain, a surrounding classical balustrade, and an adjoining pathway were designed by famed UC Berkeley architect John Galen Howard; the fountain’s artistic elements and its signature grizzly bear cub sculptures by renowned California artist Arthur Putnam.
Learn the story of the fountain, the neighborhood that gave birth to it, the original fountain’s demise and destruction, and the Northbrae neighbors who came together to reconstruct it and continue to help preserve and maintain it today, in a presentation by members of the Friends of the Fountain and Walk.
$10 suggested donation.