Dear Friend, As a small thanks for being a member of the Inner-City Arts community, we welcome you to download an e-version of our Mandala Activity Book as a gift inspired by our students and their work in the Visual Arts Studio. Mandalas and other abstract drawing exercises practiced in our studios and workshops allow students to […]
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.
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We aim to do more in 2018! But, we can’t do it without you. Thanks to you and this very vibrant community of Inner-City Arts supporters, we were able to positively impact the lives of thousands of students through the arts this year. But there’s so much more to be done in […]
We could not have asked for a more beautiful morning in Downtown Los Angeles this past Saturday, when we welcomed in hundreds of new students from the LAUSD Partnership for Los Angeles Schools to our campus for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to paint with world-renowned Panamanian artist, and friend of Inner-City Arts, Olga Sinclair! [VIEW MORE […]
"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.