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 students K-12 to our campus to create alongside teaching artists in well-equipped visual and performing art studios.

The Professional Development Institute provides educators and administrators with strategies for integrating creative practices into classroom curriculum.

The Rosenthal Theater is a state-of-the-art performance space for innovative and diverse performance and engagement for students, artists, and the community.

The Latest News

Summer on 7th Featured on Grimy Goods

From Grimy Goods‘s “Inner-City Arts’ Summer on 7th Bustles With Joy With Performances by Best Coast and Shannon & The Clams“: Inner-City Arts opened their campus for a fundraiser on Saturday night. Summer on 7th promised a musical lineup that brought a crowd of a thousand people to their rooftop show, but there was plenty to take […]

Russell Westbrook Visits Inner-City Arts

  [VIEW MORE PHOTOS] Fashion house Advisory Board Crystals and Honor The Gift, Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player Russell Westbrook’s own visionary label, teamed up to create a t-shirt inspired by the power of creativity in the lives of inner-city students. LA-based artist Jonas Wood also lent his iconic basketball imagery to the collaboration. 100% […]

Bringing Fractions to Life in The Creativity Lab

When our teaching artists and partnering teachers collaborate, our studios become bridges between the arts and other subjects. This partnership engages students in their own learning by providing more hands-on, experiential opportunities both at Inner-City Arts and at schools as our teachers tap into the potential of arts integration in the classroom. This month, Ms. […]

"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.