2023 Inner-City Arts Artistic Community Expo (ACE)

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2023 Inner-City Arts Artistic Community Expo (ACE)

Are you a student, parent, guardian, or educator interested in a path for youth in the creative community?

By Inner-City Arts

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, April 8 · 10am - 2pm PDT


Inner-City Arts 720 Kohler St. Los Angeles, CA 90021

About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

ACE showcases many opportunities for young artists in the creative economy. Professionals from public agencies, arts colleges, nonprofits, arts/media/entertainment companies, and more will share details about their work and how to get more involved in an artistic pursuit.

  • Students will learn about study and program opportunities, preparation for a creative career, and how to become a paid employee of Inner-City Arts’ Work of Art program.
  • Parents/guardians will learn how and why supporting youth in creative fields and innovation is beneficial to their well-being and to the broader city community.
  • Educators and community partners will come together to support youth in exploring one of the most fascinating and fulfilling vocational paths!


10-10:15 a.m. | Check-in

10:15-11:15 a.m. | Panel discussion: Listen in as invited arts professionals in creative industries share points of access to their fields.

11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. | Breakout rooms: Engage in more in-depth conversations about the community opportunities most fitting your chosen art form.

12-1 p.m. | WOA info session: Learn what it takes to become a paid intern in our Work of Art college and career program.

1-2 p.m. | Resource fair: Meet arts partners from throughout Los Angeles who provide creative and innovative art experiences for all ages.


Leonardo Lawson, Founder and CEO of BOND Creative MGMT

Meia Johnson, Senior Program Associate at Los Angeles County Department of Arts & Culture

Holli Hornlien, Associate Director of Work of Art at Inner-City Arts

Leon Hendrix, Writer Producer

VENDORS include

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Women's Voices Now

J. Paul Getty Museum

Venice Arts

Everybody Dance LA!

About the organizer

Organized by
Inner-City Arts

Founded in 1989, Inner-City Arts is a learning oasis in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Under the guidance of professional teaching artists, Inner-City Arts’ students are immersed in a safe and supportive environment where they may engage in a variety of visual and performing art forms in a studio setting. Services include core classes during the instructional day for grade K-8 students, after school and weekend workshops for teens and creativity based professional development training for educators. Children who attend Inner-City Arts develop skills that are highly valued in the 21st century workforce such as collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.