A Celebration of Women: Meaningful Mentorship in The Rosenthal Theater

For ten years, The Rosenthal Theater has been a literal and metaphorical stage for blossoming creative collaborations and meaningful mentorships. Last year, Inner-City Arts alumna, Moises Garcia, assisted a professional costume designer in the 2017 Inner-City Arts Repertory Dance Company Production, COME TOGETHER. This year, a new mentorship is taking flight. On July 21, the […]

Inner-City Arts Through One Student's Eyes

“And we do it all here. This safe haven of creativity. Where we capture light, dream in color, make music, dance to the rhythm of our song, pray through performance.” We are overjoyed to share this film, “The Inner City Artist,” by high school student Atziri M. Debuted at the Work of Art graduation this […]

Casper Smart Raises $37,000 for Inner-City Arts on MTV

Dancer and choreographer, Casper Smart, played for Inner-City Arts on MTV’s The Challenge: Champs Vs. Stars. Professional athletes and entertainers competed against each other to raise money on behalf of causes they deeply care about. As an artist and Southern California native himself, Casper choose to rally behind Inner-City Arts’ mission to provide high quality […]

2018 Work of Art Graduation

  Photo credit: Andrey Andreev  [ VIEW MORE PHOTOS ]   This month, we celebrated the 2018 Work of Art graduating class, sending the cadre of 17 students off to pursue their creative career or college endeavors. The graduation program–attended by family, friends and supporters–highlighted student artwork and performances. Students heard from Inner-City Arts alumnus Kenneth Chancey and […]

Featured in Freunde von Freunden

From Freunde von Freunden‘s “Artist Norberto Rodriguez helps shine a light on the cultural initiative, Inner-City Arts“: “I’m not sure I have a message with my work. I’m still working that one out. I think though, the larger thesis is to try to completely demystify art, almost to the level of eliminating it from culture.” Norberto—it […]

PST: LA/LA Finds a (Temporary) Home at Inner-City Arts

As part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND) commissioned Guadalajara-based artist Jose Dávila to create Sense of Place, a multi-site, large-scale, public sculpture exhibition. This 8-foot cube made of 40 separate but interlocking forms slowly dissembled its various pieces from November 2017 to May 2018. Over the course of three “movements,” different […]

Featured in TONAL Journal

We are proud to have been featured in the inaugural issue of TONAL, a new biannual printed journal dedicated to celebrating the strength, ambition, and beauty in women of color.   The 300-page hardcover magazine, which features more than 50 writers, photographers and creatives from around the world, has highlighted the work of Inner-City Arts […]

Seen and Unseen: The Making of a Zine

We are astounded and filled with joy over a completed project emerging out of this past session’s Inner-City Arts x Red Hook Labs high school workshop “Seen and Unseen: The Making of a Zine,” led by teaching artist Collette McGruder.   In this course, student artists collaborated with zine makers, photographers, creative directors and stylists to create […]