ForYourArt Announces Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City, a 24-hour event from noon on Saturday, March 24 to noon on Sunday, March 25
Los Angeles, arguably the Donut Capital of the United States, is home to many of the most celebrated 24 hour donut shops in the country. Inherently tied to its car culture, the often iconic signs of these shops and drive-ins are frequently located directly off busy freeways and commuter routes, standing as a testament to this ever-moving and donut-loving city. Russell C. Wendell, founder of the original ‘Big Donut Drive-In’s of Los Angeles, opened his first drive-through window in the early 1950’s, at least a quarter-century before major fast-food chains would offer the same convenience to their customers.
Los Angeles has also been likened to a donut in a more spatial sense – a series of interconnected suburbs without a center. This sprinkling of “centers” allows the city to boast multiple hubs of energy and culture, each with its distinctive personality and flavor.
For the first activity in a space of our own, ForYourArt invites visitors to an event coinciding with LACMA’s 24 hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock from 12pm on Saturday, March 24 to 12pm on Sunday, March 25. Miracle Mile, a hub and center of energy for Los Angeles that has been greatly enhanced by LACMA, will be a focus for our year-long platform at ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd.
Embracing a key concept of both this award-winning work and many of Los Angeles’ famous donut shops, we will offer a curated selection of signature L.A. donuts from across the city ‘around the clock’ to coincide with the screening.
ForYourArt will also offer its visitors information about the screening as well as donuts and clocks, two round but seemingly unrelated objects that will be synchronized for this 24 hour event.
Donut selections were made by Los Angeles-based food and travel writer Krista Simmons.
 Travel Channel, May 2003 (www.rogerwendell.com)
Photos by David Gilbert – 12 Donuts from Around L.A. From ForYourArt’s Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City: Strawberry Donut from The Donut Man, Tres Leches Donut from UMAMIcatessen, Glazed Coconut Donut from The Donut Hole, Plain Donut from Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts, Classic Glazed from Daily Donut, Blueberry Cake Donut from SK’s Donuts & Croissant, Apple Fritter from Randy’s Donuts, Glazed Donut from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Sprinkles Donut from Blinkie’s Donut Emporium, Strawberry Buttermilk Donut from Fonuts, Bacon Maple Donut from Nickel Diner, and Chocolate Custard Puff from Stan’s Doughnuts