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 and creative home for innovative and diverse performance and engagement for students, artists, and the community.

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Fighting Shadows is a passionate and poignant one-man show celebrating the power of human redemption and transformation.

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Inner-City Arts Rides in the 2019 Rose Parade

Inner-City Arts started the New Year with music, horses, and lots of flowers. Our long-time friends and supporters, Wells Fargo, invited our students to take centerstage during the festivities leading up to and during the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade. Days before the 2019 Rose Parade, Inner-City Arts student alumni Yrah Ramos Del Sol sang […]

Creativity is a Gift, and This One's for You.

Together, we are LA. Together, as a community, we have the potential to greatly impact the lives of thousands of Los Angeles youth through arts programming. For being such an essential part of this effort and remaining a supportive member of this community, thank you. Please enjoy these digital gifts from our students, created in our studios, as […]

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Read Poems from our Fall 2018 Creative Writing Class!

This past fall, high school students in our Creative Writing workshop explored the themes of identity, resilience, and passion through poetry. Led by teaching artist Jesse Bliss, students published a chapbook entitled, “What Risen Phoenixes Look Like: For Our Generation.” Co-edited by creative writing student Karenth O., this chapbook contains poignant observations and deeply felt poetry […]

"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.