CONNECTING, AND INSPIRING LOS ANGELES COMMUNITIES WITH CONTEMPORARY ART
||Art Center Los
Angeles (ACLA) is registered 501 (c)
(3), federal non-profit, artist-run mini-museum, library, editions-producer,
and project organizer. Officially founded in 2009, our mission is
to educate, inspire, and connect Los Angeles communities with contemporary
Apart from providing an innovative platform to showcase, discuss
and create art, the Center works with artists and members to put
together unique events and performances, touring and virtual exhibitions,
artist residencies, off-site installations, collection tours, research
resources and a variety of philanthropic functions. Committed to
innovative approaches to contemporary curation and community education,
we are also working to develop a pioneering program of classes and
workshops, expand our collection and library, and build our mobile
contemporary art museum.
The ACLA space, now on Pico Boulevard, in Historic Pic-Fair District
of Los Angeles, is a forum for both established and emerging artists
to come together and discuss, create, and exhibit interesting and
exciting works. As opposed to traditional and commercial art galleries,
the Center's focus will be academic in nature, in that will strive
to initiate dialogue and incubate new movements and remain committed
to showcasing a diversity of interesting and innovative work from
a variety of media.
The Center is a place for the creative and curious to come together
to learn, ideate, collaborate, get inspired and have fun. ACLA members
receive access to a wide range of digital libraries, archives, databases,
reference tools, tutorials, classes, periodicals, scholarly materials,
and remain connected through artist directories, events, parties,
job postings and updates on upcoming local projects and collaboration
ACLA will also provide a vibrant new educational resource to Los
Angeles residents, working with educators and established professionals
to offer low-cost classes (which will be free, or at reduced rates,
for members) to help members of the community refine the skills
necessary to succeed in their creative careers. Courses and programs
range from drawing and painting to instruction in web design, Creative
Suite, film editing, as well as any other subjects members of Art
Center display interest in.
In an effort to support the ACLA, many artists have donated works
for the ACLA Editions Project. This project has not only helped
to get both artists and members involved, but also serves as an
outstanding platform for young art enthusiasts to not only support
the ACLA, but to also begin their very own contemporary art collections.
Arts Education Outreach
In addition to the classes offered at the main ACLA building, the
Center has received the generous donation of a 28" air stream,
which is in the process of being renovated into the mobile branch
of ACLA. This museum on wheels will feature small, truly traveling
exhibitions and be accompanied by artists and educators as it travel
to cultural events, local schools and recreation centers to be enjoyed
by students and members of the community.
For more information,
please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our website is currently under development.
Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming schedule.