Creativity is a Gift, and This One's for You.

Together, we are LA. Together, as a community, we have the potential to greatly impact the lives of thousands of Los Angeles youth through arts programming. For being such an essential part of this effort and remaining a supportive member of this community, thank you. Please enjoy these digital gifts from our students, created in our studios, as […]

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Read Poems from our Fall 2018 Creative Writing Class!

This past fall, high school students in our Creative Writing workshop explored the themes of identity, resilience, and passion through poetry. Led by teaching artist Jesse Bliss, students published a chapbook entitled, “What Risen Phoenixes Look Like: For Our Generation.” Co-edited by creative writing student Karenth O., this chapbook contains poignant observations and deeply felt poetry […]

“Enjoy each moment.” Inner-City Arts Volunteer Shares What He’s Learned in...

Every day hundreds of students walk through our campus to develop creative skills and explore their imagination. Our dedicated and passionate volunteers are an essential part of making Inner-City Arts a safe, creative, and collaborative environment for young people. We took the time to talk to Micah Lewis, a freelance character design and storyboard artist, […]

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 […]