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Velaslavasay Panorama

1122 W. 24th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Velaslavasay Panorama in Los Angeles

The exterior and marquee of the Velaslavasay Panorama in Los Angeles.

Photo credit: By Clevelander96 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Velaslavasay Panorama is an artistic, film, and performance venue in Los Angeles, featuring the only painted, 360-degree Arctic panorama created in the United States since the 19th century. To date, the panorama has hosted two full-circle panoramic paintings. The first, Panorama of the Valley of the Smokes, depicted the Los Angeles area as it would have appeared in 1792. The second, Effulgence of the North, depicted scenes of the Arctic from the era of its 19th-century exploration. The venue has also hosted moving panoramas, among them the Grand Moving Mirror of California, which debuted in 2010. In 2014, the panorama added a new attraction, the Nova Tuskhut, replicating the interior of a trading post in the Arctic regions. The panorama was originally established by artist Sara Velas in 2000 at the Tswuun-Tswuun Rotunda building in Hollywood. In 2004, the panorama moved to its present location at the former Union Theatre in the University Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles.

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