In the face of violence and bigotry against the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, Inner-City Arts denounces the white supremacism and misogyny at the root of the devastating tragedy in Atlanta. We recognize such events as part of a deep pattern of oppression against the BIPOC community, social ills that deserve no place in our […]
Rhett & Link of Mythical Entertainment Announce November 19th YouTube Livestream...
Rhett & Link of Good Mythical Morning on YouTube Mythical’s first-ever all-day livestream event will air on the company’s flagship Good Mythical Morning channel, broadcast to nearly 17 million subscribers Los Angeles, CA, November 11, 2020—On Thursday, November 19th, the Internet’s biggest daily talk show (Rhett & Link’s Good Mythical Morning) will host a […]
Curiious and Inner-City Arts Recognized for Game-Changing Virtual Reality Education Platform
Mia Bella Chavez, a student from the “Work of Art” College and Career Readiness Program discussing the VR experience with California By Design judge Dan Harden Takes 2nd Place in TV program California By Design’s “Best of the Best” awards Los Angeles, CA, August 6, 2020 — A world-first educational Virtual Reality partnership between […]
Inner-City Arts Takes Solvency Steps to Ensure Continued Programming During COVID-19
“3D Hands” student artwork created with 3D pens from Teaching Artist Eva Perez’ Introduction to Drawing class, Summer 2017 Dear Community, Since March, Inner-City Arts has undertaken changes to our 2020 strategy to respond to the impacts of COVID-19. Arts organizations everywhere are being tested by enormous financial upheaval and extraordinary stress. Like our […]
Inner-City Arts’ Statement on Black Lives Matter
Families, Friends, Staff, and Supporters: We stand with our Black community and join everyone of good conscience in anguish over the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade—just the most recent examples of police brutality and racial bias in a disturbing, systemic pattern that has taken too many lives. This ongoing […]
Skid Row education nonprofit launches global art campaign in partnership with...
#spreadheART aims to connect people across distances with inspiring, artistic messages of hope and healing Los Angeles, CA—With school campuses and arts institutions shuttered since March, cultural and educational organizations everywhere have swiftly transformed their service models for virtual spaces. In the case of creative learning center Inner-City Arts, that has meant engaging its young […]
The Rosenthal Theater in Skid Row Transforms into Temporary Family Shelter
Inner-City Arts shows creative resolve by addressing emergency housing need during COVID-19 quarantine crisis Los Angeles, CA— With its student and teacher populations now engaged in distance learning, Inner-City Arts has taken emergency steps to open its campus to families in need from Union Rescue Mission. As of last week, the arts nonprofit has been […]
In The Press: President & CEO Bob Smiland interviewed in The...
Inner-City Arts President and CEO Bob Smiland was recently interviewed by The Pasadena Outlook about his professional journey from successful corporate executive to passionate nonprofit arts leader: “I’ve learned how devastating life is for so many people in our inner city. Students come here from very tough situations, violence and hunger and poverty,” Smiland said. “Our […]
The Biebers x Inner-City Arts
Special thanks to Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber for curating an art auction and selecting Inner-City Arts as one of the non-profit beneficiaries along with LIFT Los Angeles. The LA art-loving community gathered at TA’s Artist Space in Beverly Hills to take a peek at the Bieber’s private collection, including pieces from Takashi Murakami, and […]
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 […]
Work of Art: A Safe Space for Discovery
Calynn Watson Fields, a high school senior from South Central LA, didn’t have a lot of friends, didn’t know she could make people laugh, didn’t know she had something so important to share with the world – her story and vision. But that changed when she signed up for an Eamon Cannon Comedy workshop at […]
Art Beyond Borders Returns to LA
In 2017, Inner-City Arts welcomed hundreds of students to take over the streets of Downtown Los Angeles for Art Beyond Borders in partnership with FOSART. This week, Inner-City Arts partnered with FOSART once again in Los Angeles for Art Beyond Borders 2019 and invited more than 600 students and their teachers to paint with world-renowned […]