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 Inc.com 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 Inc.com.

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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 […]

A Celebration of Women: Meaningful Mentorship in The Rosenthal Theater

For ten years, The Rosenthal Theater has been a literal and metaphorical stage for blossoming creative collaborations and meaningful mentorships. Last year, Inner-City Arts alumna, Moises Garcia, assisted a professional costume designer in the 2017 Inner-City Arts Repertory Dance Company Production, COME TOGETHER. This year, a new mentorship is taking flight. On July 21, the […]

Inner-City Arts Through One Student's Eyes

“And we do it all here. This safe haven of creativity. Where we capture light, dream in color, make music, dance to the rhythm of our song, pray through performance.” We are overjoyed to share this film, “The Inner City Artist,” by high school student Atziri M. Debuted at the Work of Art graduation this […]

Casper Smart Raises $37,000 for Inner-City Arts on MTV

Dancer and choreographer, Casper Smart, played for Inner-City Arts on MTV’s The Challenge: Champs Vs. Stars. Professional athletes and entertainers competed against each other to raise money on behalf of causes they deeply care about. As an artist and Southern California native himself, Casper choose to rally behind Inner-City Arts’ mission to provide high quality […]