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.

Join us at our next event!

June 8, 2019 | Los Angeles, California

Music by: Best Coast
Join hundreds of Angelenos on our campus in support of equal access to arts education for the kids and teens of our city. Summer on 7th is a special night of art installations, live music on our rooftop, food, drinks, studio tours and more!

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Announcing Summer on 7th 2019!

  Inner-City Arts proudly announces “Summer on 7th 2019,” a summer concert benefit taking place on Saturday, June 8 on our campus. All proceeds from this event support our mission to provide high quality arts instruction and programming for underserved youth in Los Angeles. Each summer, we are thrilled to welcome friends—new and old—supporters, and […]

A Three Art Form Collaboration: Dance, Digital Music, And Filmmaking

During our Learning & Achieving Through the Arts winter session, students had the unique opportunity to collaborate not only with different schools, but also across different studios! Teaching artists Matt Bogdanow, Sadie Yarrington, and Kristy Messer, envisioned a three-art form collaboration between Digital Music, Dance, and Filmmaking. Over three weeks, sixth graders from Aspire Centennial […]

"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.