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CAPTURING THE HISTORY, TRADITION AND GLORY OF MANHATTAN BEACH

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In a nod to the entrepreneurship and history that makes MB the special city it is, third-generation shopping center owner Heather Miller commissioned artwork to celebrate the 75th anniversary of her family’s shopping center on Sepulveda Boulevard between 9th and 10th streets. Long the home of BaskinRobbins 31 Flavors ice cream shop, Miller tracked down famed San Diego area muralist, Kevin Anderson, and asked him to create a special mural for the side of 31 Flavors. “This mural was really put together as a celebration of Manhattan Beach old and new,” says Miller, who brought Anderson to the city to talk to locals, walk on trails and The Strand, visit businesses and parks, and swim by the pier. “He was excited to learn about the local history and traditions in an effort to capture the feeling. He brought everything together just the way we had hoped!”

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THE MUSTS OF MANHATTAN BEACH

The Pier A Walk on The Strand Roundhouse Aquarium Center MB Historical Society Museum The North End Downtown MB A Beverage with a View MB Botanical Garden

just across the street in downtown MB, on Manhattan Avenue, is {pages} a bookstore, where you’ll find books on surfing, the beach life, and the city’s history. It’s also the place for catching local and notable book authors; speaking-and-signing events and story times for kids. The John Post Gallery nearby is also a “must” stop to see moments of photographic art captured by a man who has visually chronicled the city since the 1970s. For sure, while those quaint retail shops epitomize much of the best of Manhattan Beach, there’s an epic brew of other small stores and landmarks that are required stops such as GROWN on Sepulveda Blvd. If you have a kid in tow, they can grab a free apple from this local purveyor of organic fruits and vegetables as well as healthy eats to snack on while you experience MB. In true MB entrepreneurial fashion, GROW led the charge for healthy, environmentally-friendly eating and living, a hallmark of MB’s culture. THE ARTS AND CULTURE

Behind the scenes in Manhattan Beach is a vibrant love of the arts and a scene well worth noting.

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The Manhattan Beach Art Center is a year-round home to art exhibits, with a bent toward local scenes and artists. Exhibits are free and typically include works such as paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media, pottery, and more. Drive or walk around the city and you’re also sure to see the results of the Art in Public Places endeavor. Light Gate and the 911 Memorial Project speak to the heart and soul of the community: the former, a glass and steel homage to transparency, prismatic refraction, and mirror reflection whose keyhole view aligns with the sunset on November 14 and January 27; the latter, two steel beams from the World Trade Center in New York City that collapsed on September 11, 2001. The city is also home to a Sculpture Garden of art pieces positioned within walking distance of the downtown area. A brochure for the current exhibition can be found on the city government website and downloaded. The city website also lists details and information on other art pieces found in the city, including the Red Dog in Metlox Plaza, created to replicate the cubistic dog miniature Metlox Potteries produced on the site in the 1940s.

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