Inner-City Arts Receives Gold Medal Rudy Bruner Award

The Rudy Bruner award comes with a $50,000 prize that will go toward arts instruction programs for ICA students. In its citation, the selection committee commended the center for addressing homelessness and the challenges facing public schools. The committee also cited the positive impact of the ICA program on impoverished or transient children. Michael Maltzan’s […]

The Green-Space Champion

When L.A.’s cultural institutions need a green makeover, they often turn to horticultural powerhouse Nancy Goslee Power. The landscape designer, known for her bold and eclectic style, has worked over some of L.A.’s most-preened locations—from the sculpture garden at the Norton Simon Museum (“The attendance doubled after the new garden was opened”) to the Music […]

Coming clean in the inner city

“In this neighborhood the most radical thing you could do was make a white building,” architect Michael Maltzan told me on a recent afternoon as we toured the campus of Inner-City Arts, where his firm completed an $8.5-million expansion earlier this fall. – Read the article from the LA Times

Inner-City Arts' Grand Opening

Yesterday morning hundreds of students holding handmade pinwheels lined up on the street in the middle of Skid Row for a parade to celebrate the expansion of Inner-City Arts. They were joined by the staff and board members of Inner-City Arts, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, community leaders, and many guests. Everyone gathered together to commemorate a […]