CEO Bob Smiland in Inner-City Arts Studio
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 […]

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Creators of a New Age: Summer Photography Workshops Meditate on Birthplace,...

This summer’s Red Hook Labs x Inner-City Arts Summer 2019 photography courses focused on fashion photography and portraiture. With guidance from teaching artist Collette McGruder, students created images across various sites, including the Santa Monica National Forest. These young photographers drew inspiration from specific sites to launch an unexpected visual dialogue about youth, nature, history, […]

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 […]