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Summer on Seventh Recap Video

What a night! In many ways, this event has become one of our favorites to produce. It is the one time each year when we have the special opportunity to welcome hundreds of our friends and supporters to our home. We hope that you enjoyed the amazing musical performances, the tasty food and drinks, and had […]

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A Summer to Remember

  [ View all photos from Summer Institutes Showcase here ] We love summers at Inner-City Arts. It’s a wondrous time for guided discovery, innovation, relationship-building and growth. As our high school students wrap yet another creative season on our campus, they have experienced nothing short of just that!  This session, our versatile high school programming […]

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Celebrating Our Elders: A Portfolio Drawing Series

  View more photos here Students in the high school Portfolio Drawing Workshop had the opportunity to stretch their skills and pick up fundamental drawing techniques in a unique setting this Spring session. During a five-week series created to encourage students to accurately observe and experiment new ways to “draw from life,” teaching artist Joannza Lo invited a handful […]

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COME TOGETHER: An Inner-City Arts Repertory Dance Company Production

  VIEW MORE PHOTOS HERE “We, the people, create history, dream of our future, build bridges, condemn fear, inspire hope, unite in love and equality. We, the people, must come together.” Last week, the Inner-City Arts Repertory Dance Company wrapped another successful student dance production in The Rosenthal Theater. Titled COME TOGETHER, the production centered around […]

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RE-LABEL: A Graphic Design Project

  VIEW OUR GRAPHIC DESIGN 2 SPRING BRAND LOOK BOOK HERE This spring session, students in Graphic Design 2 were prompted to reflect upon the social “labels” they’ve encountered in their lives thus far, whether those were stereotypes placed on them, or identities that they’ve assigned themselves. Led by teaching artist Mindy Lee, students were guided through […]

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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 […]

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A Short Motion Graphic About Obstacles in the Media Arts Studio

Enjoy this inspiring short created by 8th grade students from Aspire Ollin Elementary in the Media Arts Motion Graphics studio about overcoming your obstacles!    “Obstacles,” led by teaching artist Steve Sobalvarro, presented an opportunity for students to create a motion graphic piece that explored the idea of overcoming difficult circumstances. Inspired by 2D side-scrolling […]

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The Arts Matter to Jessica

This month, we share and uplift a handful of student voices. These future visionaries and creators speak to how and why the arts matter to their lives, to this community and to our world. The arts matter to me. I interact with the arts everyday. From doodling, to dancing, graphic design and the violin, the arts […]