The Millard Sheets Art Center presents Alt 66, LA County Fair Fine Art Exhibition.
The 2018 exhibition invites guests to experience Route 66 in essence, variations, and abstractions of its history, landmarks and roadside attractions through immersive environments designed by 18 artists from the Greater Los Angeles area.
Alt 66 explores history that is important to understanding the experiences of all travelers at the peak of Route 66’s popularity, with particular attention to Black, Mexican, Asian and other ethnic minority narratives in the U.S. during the twentieth century. Alt 66 will lead visitors to experience the iconic “Mother Road” in a way they never thought possible as they progress from one space to another building new memories along the way. This exhibition will provoke ideas about Route 66 that are seldom or not yet explored through 20 unique installations and will be the next interpretation of the search for our country’s compelling stories of cultural fusion from Chicago to Santa Monica and the 2,448 miles in between and beyond.