Watts in Los Angeles, California hosts Watts Towers and Watts Towers Arts Center, with the original sculptural towers created by Simon Rodia between 1921 to 1955. (Watts Towers History.) The towers are a visual, found objects, assemblage art masterpiece, as well as motivation for self-education, creative inspiration and perseverance. There are daily tours for the towers and the Arts Center includes permanent collections by Noah Purifoy, John Outterbridge, Elliot Pinkney, Noni Olabisi, R. Judson Powell and many other artists that originated from Los Angeles.
The nearby Watts Community Housing Project brought together neighborhood locals with artists and volunteers for collaborations on a variety of community improvement projects.