Pickle will be officially installed at a public Drag Laureate installation ceremony on International Drag Day, Sunday, July 16, 2023 at 3 p.m. at West Hollywood Park, located at 647 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The event is free and open to the public; no RSVP is required.
The event will feature live music, light refreshments, and a sash presentation for Pickle the Drag Laureate. Pickle will be available for a meet and greet and photos after the presentation.
“West Hollywood has been one of the centers of drag culture for decades,” said City of West Hollywood Councilmember Lauren Meister. “Drag performers are often a thrilling attraction at many of our restaurants and bars and West Hollywood’s drag performers take center stage in a wide range of our City’s arts and culture events. This year, we’ve witnessed conservative attacks on drag performers by those who seek to ban culture and expression. Plain and simple, this is a proxy for homophobia and such ‘drag bans’ attack LGBTQ people. I’m thrilled that West Hollywood’s Drag Laureate program will raise awareness about drag culture and I’m overjoyed to welcome Pickle as our inaugural Drag Laureate.”
Pickle is a powerhouse host, performer, and community activist. She is a singing drag queen and comedienne who values education, community, and humor. She has been performing in drag professionally for eight years and has collaborated with many people and organizations to bring drag into people’s lives. Pickle is dedicated to expanding drag as a medium both for herself and for the community. For more information about Pickle, visit www.pickledragqueen.com.
For additional information about the City of West Hollywood’s Drag Laureate program, please visit www.weho.org/arts or contact Rebecca Ehemann, the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Manager, at (323) 848-6846 or at [email protected]. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing please call TTY (323) 848-6496.
The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division delivers a broad array of arts programs including: Art on the Outside (temporary public art), Urban Art Program (permanent public art), Summer Sounds, Winter Sounds, the WeHo Reads literary series, Free Theatre in the Parks, Arts Grants for Nonprofit Arts Organizations, Library Exhibits and Programming, the City Poet Laureate Program, Drag Story Hour, the Drag Laureate Program, Human Rights Speakers Series, and the WeHo Pride Arts Festival. For additional information, please visit www.weho.org/arts.