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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 […]

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A Three Art Form Collaboration: Dance, Digital Music, And Filmmaking

During our Learning & Achieving Through the Arts winter session, students had the unique opportunity to collaborate not only with different schools, but also across different studios! Teaching artists Matt Bogdanow, Sadie Yarrington, and Kristy Messer, envisioned a three-art form collaboration between Digital Music, Dance, and Filmmaking. Over three weeks, sixth graders from Aspire Centennial […]

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Art Beyond Borders Returns to LA

In 2017, Inner-City Arts welcomed hundreds of students to take over the streets of Downtown Los Angeles for Art Beyond Borders in partnership with FOSART. This week, Inner-City Arts partnered with FOSART once again in Los Angeles for Art Beyond Borders 2019 and invited more than 600 students and their teachers to paint with world-renowned […]

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2018 Report: Empowering Lives Through The Arts

We are thrilled to share with you our recently published 2018 Impact Report.  In 2018, Inner-City Arts provided arts instruction for more than 6,500 Los Angeles children and teens, professional development for over 1,500 educators, and theater events for 12,000+ attendees. It was a big year and we are proud of our students, teaching artists, […]

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Building Community in the Classroom

Amanda Tooley, a fifth grade teacher at Angeles Mesa Elementary School in Crenshaw, first engaged with Inner-City Arts in 2018 by participating in the Professional Development Institute’s Creativity in the Classroom series. Seeing the impact of the workshops on her own teaching practice propelled Amanda to later attend our Summer Creativity Practicum and STEAM Connections […]