Inner-City Arts offers a safe, creative space where students are invited to explore.

Inner-City Arts, widely regarded as one of the nation's most effective arts education providers, is an oasis of learning, achievement and creativity in the heart of Skid Row, and a vital partner in the work of creating a safer, healthier Los Angeles.

Inner-City Arts' beautiful, award-winning campus is a source of inspiration to all who visit. During the school day, after school and on weekends, elementary, middle and high school students come to Inner-City Arts to work with professional teaching artists in well-equipped studios, receiving hands-on instruction in a range of subject areas within the visual, performing and media arts.

Equally essential to Inner-City Arts' mission, the Inner-City Arts Professional Development Institute provides experiential training for educators, university students, school administrators, and others dedicated to bringing high-quality arts education to students of all ages and backgrounds.

Inner-City Arts also supports student achievement and community growth by engaging families and members of the community through programs, performances, and events hosted in the state-of-the-art Rosenthal Theater.

"Inner-City Arts helps children develop essential life skills for the 21st Century economy; in our studios, students explore innovative solutions, learn from mistakes, and tap into their imagination to solve complex problems."
– Bob Smiland, President & CEO, Inner-City Arts

“Inner-City Arts provides us with a beacon of light that makes us feel proud of who we are, and allows us to see the path we were meant to be on, regardless of our career choices.”

– Kimberly Duron, Inner-City Arts student

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