Since its start, Inner-City Arts has served over 200,000 students and 10,000 teachers in the Los Angeles area. Every year, more than 5,000 elementary school students receive high-quality arts education on the Inner-City Arts campus thanks to a unique partnership with LAUSD. More than 1,000 middle and high school students engage in creative workshops at Inner-City Arts after school, on weekends, and during the summer.

Our unique approach to arts education brings elementary, middle and high school students to our award-winning campus—an oasis of creativity and learning in one of the nation's poorest neighborhoods—to work alongside teaching artists in well-equipped visual art studios and performance spaces.

The Inner-City Arts Professional Development Institute provides educators—classroom teachers, administrators, university students, and teaching artists—the tools to build bridges between the arts and academic subjects, improving student literacy and overall academic achievement, and raising teacher retention rates.

The Rosenthal Theater — a state-of-the-art performance space located on our campus — is creative home to innovative and diverse performance, education, and artist engagement. Through the theater, Inner-City Arts is able to activate local community members and partners in transforming our city through the arts.

Join us at our next event!

May 6th, 2017 – Los Angeles, California

Join us for a Saturday family event in The Rosenthal Theater! El Verde is a thrilling, original, action-packed comedy that brings the exciting world of super heroes to the stage. Born as an alien from the not-so-far away world of Mexico, Arturo Sanchez has dedicated his life to fighting for truth, justice, and the Mexican-American way.

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Slot Car Challenge with Disney and Creativity Lab

  To view photos, click Next.  During a five-week collaboration, 6th grade students from Arroyo Seco Elementary teamed up with mentors from Disney Consumer Products and Walt Disney Imagineering in the Creativity Lab to build and race their own Disney-themed slot cars! Teams of two were each assigned a theme to design their product around: Disney XD’s Mech […]

We're on SoundCloud!

We’re very excited to have kick started a SoundCloud page to share the work of some of our middle and high school students from Digital Music Production! Take a moment to check out fun tracks completed this session here.

"When I’m at Inner-City Arts, I feel like I’m in a secure place in which I am not judged and am able to be myself."

– Anthony Carrillo, Inner-City Arts student


Our programs increase children's reading, English, and math skills.

Children who attend classes at Inner-City Arts score dramatically better in math, creativity and language arts. Our programs help students to be more focused and engaged in the classroom, enabling them to have better control over their future.


"I’m getting more of a sense of hope."

Inner-City Arts offers a safe, creative space where students are invited to explore. There are a few ways you can support us in our mission to transform lives with the power of the arts.