inner city arts


Sarah Kay - “The Type”

“You are not made of metaphors, not apologies, not excuses.”

Performing at Inner City Arts in Los Angeles. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!


Phil Kaye - “Surplus”

“I am not a strong boy, but I am trying to learn what it means to build.”

Performing at Inner City Arts in LA. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Do You Advocate Education for Skid Row Kids at Risk?

Founding members of the 501C3 "Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation“ above are J. Ronald Reed and Glorya Kaufman at the Inner City Arts School…being honored by City Artcofounder Bob Bates…of the awesome skid row art center recently visited  A gift of 1 Million to created the Glorya Kaufman Dance Studio.

"This represents a "20 year dream” states Reed, who began donating to Inner City Arts 20 years ago while he had offices in Downtown Los Angeles.  Reed is an advocate of using art, music, and dance movement for inner city youth and heis a recient of Los Angeles City Award of Excellence awarded by Los Angeles Conservancy.

Do you believe that free music, dance and art are good learning tools for kids at risk?  

? Do you have any ideas about educational help for youth?


Mykki Blanco- Haze.Boogie.Life

Things to do in and around Los Angeles this weekend (7/31-8/3)-


Mykki Blanco at Los Globos-

Made in LA:Music continues at the Hammer Museum with DJ Marcus Wyatt and DJ Doc Martin-

Summer Nights in the Garden at the Natural History Museum gardens with DJs, tours, drinks and tonight bird house building-

Omar Souleyman at the Santa Monica Pier (free)-


REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival 2014 continues with Program 2-


Grand Performances presents a screening of the animated French film Les Triplettes de Belleville with a live score by the original composer-

Arcade Fire, The Unicorns and Dan Deacon at the Forum (also Saturday)-

Echo and the Bunnymen are playing the Orpheum Theatre-


Over thirty Los Angeles street artists will be part of a pop-up at Kesspro Studios in the downtown arts district, curated by Roy Paz with Cartwheel Art as the media partner. Food, drink, music, and a raffle-with proceeds from sales donated to The Epilepsy Foundation of LA-

Burger Records presents Burger-a-Go-Go at the Observatory in Santa Ana- bands include- Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, Bleached, Shannon and the Clams and more-

Inner City Arts is having a benefit which will include a rooftop concert with performances by Peanut Butter Wolf, Yacht, De Lux and dublab DJs-


ShopWalk DTLA- discounts, sales and events at restaurants and shops downtown-

Free admission to see a sneak preview of the sequel to Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s The Trip- The Trip to Italy at Cinefamily (pre-registration required)-

Current exhibit at Inner-City Arts, “La Fabrica,” by Maribel Barcena Lopez. It’s such a great reflection of downtown Los Angeles culture. &even more perfect the school is located in the fashion district! ❤️✨ I love it. (at Inner-City Arts)

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Phil Kaye - “For My Grandmother”

“She says, ‘funerals are like birthday parties, except better. No one wastes money on presents, and everyone dresses up for the theme.’ ”

Performing at Inner City Arts in Los Angeles. Subscribe to Button on YouTube!


Phil Kaye - “Suburbia”

“City wakes up mid-surgery, the suitcase of her chest ripped open, her skyscraper insides laid down sideways.”

Performing at Inner City Arts in Los Angeles.  Subscribe to Button on YouTube!

Calling all Tumblr artists! This June, I graduated from LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. This institution is known as the best arts high school in NYC and, arguably, the US. The school from the movie Fame was even based on LaG. The admissions process requires a review of your 7th grade report card, state test scores, and an audition for your “studio” (instrumental/vocal music, visual art, technical theatre, dance, and drama). After hiring a new principal three years ago, this procedure has DRASTICALLY changed and your artistic audition now counts for a mere 14% of your total admission decision. This means that one could score a 100 on their audition and still be denied entry because of their academics. LaGuardia has been a safe haven for students who would have been lost in other inner city high schools without arts programs; students who undertake two hour commutes each day just to devote themselves to their art. If you could take just a few minutes to read and sign this petition on, you can help to save this amazing institution and bring it back to its former glory. Thank you.