Youth, Art, and Popular Culture

On November 6th, 2021 we will visit the sites of murals both lost and newly created, past punk house shows, the beloved Golfland, public theater performances, and Legion Stadium. While these stops are diverse in nature, they are united as landmarks in the history of youth culture in greater El Monte. Each site has served a place of empowerment through the arts where young people assert their identities and independence through self-expression, community-building, and rebellion. Most of these sites have been significantly altered or even destroyed completely, but their stories live on in the archive. Drawing upon oral histories, personal photographs, newspaper clippings, and rare 16mm film, this tour integrates and recenters the visual and cultural public histories of Greater El Monte.

In this exhibit, you'll find archival material related to each stop. If you were not able to attend the actual bike ride and would like the exact addresses, bike route, and digital map designed by Daniel Gonzalez, please email us at 

If you are part of a group that would like to schedule a bike tour, please contact Dr. Romeo Guzmán. SEMAP events are always free.