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 […]
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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December 17, 2017 – Los Angeles, California
A Holiday Artisan Marketplace Supporting Inner-City Arts
Support Inner-City Arts and join unique local independent designers, crafters, makers and vendors on our campus for our first-ever winter holiday shopping fair! Shop curated hand-crafted goods, enjoy holiday gourmet bites, curated cocktails and live music, and celebrate Los Angeles' creative community with us.
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At the start of Fall Session 1, we launched a new partnership with Children’s Institute, Inc.(CII), one of LA’s largest child welfare agencies, to offer arts opportunities to more students living in areas neighboring the CII Otis Booth campus just west of Downtown. Through four new visual and media arts studio classes taught by our […]
We look forward to hosting the first-ever Art Beyond Borders: Painting with Olga Sinclair, Presented by Snap Inc. event in celebration of the Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (PST) on our campus! Anticipated as Los Angeles’ largest youth-oriented painting class, Art Beyond Borders will bring together 1,000 children from The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools. This […]
"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.