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30 Visions, 30 Years: An Open Call

“I had a vision…” 30 years ago artist and educator Bob Bates was inspired by a vision to ‘get an art space for kids.’ So often on tours, in the studios, or during staff gatherings, we are transported to the origin story of Inner-City Arts with Bob Bates’ famous introduction, “I had a vision…” This […]

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2019 Work of Art Graduation

“I came from a dark place before I came to Inner-City Arts. Work of Art has been my healing process. And now I want to help other people tell their story just like Work of Art helped me tell mine. I came to Inner-City Arts searching for arts education because my school didn’t have any […]

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Inner-City Arts presents Summer on 7th 2019

Thank you for supporting Summer on 7th. Together, we celebrated the power of the arts in our lives and advocated for a future powered by the boundless creativity of our young people. With the help of our community, $260,000 was raised to give thousands of children and teens access to high-quality arts education in the […]

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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 […]

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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% […]

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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. […]

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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 […]