Announcing LA SPEAKS: On the Evolution of the Artist

Inner-City Arts is excited to debut a new series presented by The Rosenthal Theater called LA SPEAKS, a gathering and platform for voices in our community. In our first installment, LA SPEAKS: On the Evolution of the Artist, we welcome teen participants to engage with professionals and emerging creatives on November 3, 2018 on the Inner-City Arts campus. This […]

Bob Smiland Featured on VoyageLA

From VoyageLA‘s “Meet Bob Smiland of Inner-City Arts“: Bob, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far. Life growing up in a modest income family in South Los Angeles was a great joy; I didn’t know any different. We didn’t have a car […]

Featured on with Martellus Bennett

Earlier this year, Martellus Bennett retired from the NFL to build a company he’d been thinking about for a long time: the Imagination Agency, which creates multimedia stories for children. We spend a day with him, from big presentations to the Kids’ Choice Awards. View the video featuring Bennett’s visit to Inner-City Arts on

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A Summer of Special Guests

“I spent most of my life doing what you are doing right now—exploring and discovering,” said former NFL football player and current CEO of The Imagination Agency Martellus Bennett to a theater filled with middle school students. “Creativity is something you can never discover enough of, so you always have to find new ways to […]

Announcing Inner-City Arts' New Board Chair, Jonathan Schreter

New Board Chair Jonathan Schreter volunteers in the Ceramics Studio, supporting middle school students enrolled in summer programming. Photo credit: Kenzie Kate Floyd   Inner-City Arts is thrilled to announce the appointment of longstanding board member and supporter Jonathan Schreter to Board Chair. “Inner-City Arts has spent the past 29 years deepening and strengthening their impact […]