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Lenny Weinstein - artist - sign painter and more
Lenny Weinstein - artist - sign painter and more

Lenny Weinstein creates art exhibit on Homeless Living

Aug 10, 2017


On Sunday July 30, Occidental Center for the Arts presented a special three hour outdoor exhibit featuring local artistLenny Weinstein’s, “Homeless Paintings”. The exhibition was displayed on the steps of the amphitheater behind OCA’s auditorium, along with an impromptu sculpture of a homeless encampment, which added to the context of his work.

Lenny is a sign painter by profession but also a very talented artist. As Sandy Thomas wrote “These paintings of the homeless around these parts are gritty, unapologetic depictions of a contemporary social reality”.

Lenny is a self-taught artist and works in every medium: he draws, paints, sculpts, does photography, throws clay and even does fine carpentry. The style of this collection is a cross between realism and impressionism.

This art exhibit was enjoyed by the members and the volunteers of OCA who were honored with a dinner put on by the Board of Directors of OCA. We held a raffle for one of Lenny’s pastel portraits and the proceeds have gone to West County Community Services.

Lenny Weinstein Homeless Living exhibit

PHOTO by Kate Broderson

Occidental Center for the Arts brings diverse cultural events and exhibits to the west county community. Please visit our website:

3850 Doris Murphy Ct.   •   Occidental, CA 95465   •   707.874.9392


Aug 12, 2017
Oh wow - sorry I missed this - wished it was up longer! Lenny is a wonderful artist and community activitst - when are you going to do it again!
- Deborah Waller

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