What if the corner of Mission Boulevard and Garey Avenue in Pomona featured a shopping center inspired by outer space? You can witness it yourself now while the Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center showcases ?Pomona Rendered,? an exhibit of architectural renderings, through the month of February.
The exhibit, curated by Cal Poly Pomona librarian Bruce Emerton, features more than 35 vintage and contemporary images of architecture in the Pomona Valley. The collection includes imaginative and unusual designs that were never built, including the spacey shopping center and a futuristic Pomona Swim Center.
Of particular interest are original renderings of the Westmont community in the western part of Pomona, which has the distinction of being the first modern tract of homes financed by the Federal Housing Authority.
?Pomona Rendered? is on display through Feb. 28, with an opening reception scheduled Saturday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m.
The Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center is located at 300 W. Second St. in the Pomona Arts Colony. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday to Saturday, from noon to 9 p.m. For more information, call the center at (909) 469-0080.