Throughout the year, Inner-City Arts offers several opportunities to celebrate, support, and sponsor our work and students.

Until we can safely and effectively return to live events, we will continue to invite our supporters and friends to virtual events and giving campaigns.

Art Unbound Gala | October 24, 2021

Determined, joyful, expressive—our students exemplify the limitless potential of creativity. They inspired this Art Unbound Gala: artmaking in homes throughout LA that will fund the virtual and in-person art experiences they need to thrive. Wherever they are, wherever you are, your generosity is needed to ensure we reach the children who need us most. By helping us reach our goal of $400,000, you'll help ensure their futures will be unbound. Join The Fun

Inner-City Arts offers a range of recognition benefits afforded to our event sponsors. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jamie Cataldo, Director of Individual Giving & Events.

When we can safely gather again, you can look forward to live events like the below series we have hosted in the past:


Our downtown music, art and dance party!


One night each summer, Angelenos descend upon Inner-City Arts, turning our award-winning campus into the creative epicenter of Los Angeles. Art lovers from all over, including young professionals, Downtown residents and our friends from the neighboring Arts District converge at the corner of 7th and Kohler to celebrate the transformational power of creativity.

The event features live music on our rooftop, gourmet food trucks, drinks, open studios, art installations and more. Proceeds from this summer event support the Inner-City Arts' mission and helps provide underserved youth in Los Angeles with access to free arts education.

Past Summer on Seventh events have featured:

The Gaslamp Killer, J Rocc, The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble, The Internet, Shura, Cut Chemist, Peanut Butter Wolf, DeeLux, dublab and more!

Past Partners & Sponsors: 

Spaceland, KCRW, LA Weekly, LA Downtowner, MOCA, The Underground Museum, 826LA, Creative Space, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Silverlake Wine, Everson Royce Bar, and more!


Our annual fundraiser held each fall, and our chance to pay tribute to an individual, or group of individuals, whose extraordinary support enables Inner-City Arts to fulfill its mission.

Imagine Awards 2015-35

The arts and creativity are transformational, and by engaging young people in their own creative process, Inner-City Arts is helping shape a society of creative, confident and collaborative individuals.

The Imagine Awards is Inner-City Arts’ signature fundraising event and all contributions directly support free arts education for underserved youth in Downtown LA. Please join us at the California Science Center in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion under Space Shuttle Endeavour as we celebrate creativity and the transformational power of the arts.

Click HERE to view the 2019 Imagine Awards.

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“Our city’s success, whether in Brentwood or Boyle Heights, is directly tied to whether our children are educated for the 21st century.”

– The Honorable Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles