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WELCOME!

For forty five years, Barnsdall Arts has been committed to providing outstanding, affordable arts education programs at schools, parks, libraries, museums, hospitals, social service agencies and community festivals. We conduct an impressive array of core programs and exhibitions distinguished by excellence, imagination and rigor Barnsdall Arts collaborates with educational, civic and cultural institutions to incorporate the arts into our community.

We teach children, families, and seniors that art matters in our lives; it enriches and expands our worlds.

Thank you to all of our supporters for a great 2015 - 2016.

Twelve years ago when I first became Executive Director, Barnsdall Arts /FOJACserved under 10,000 people. Our quality programs and exhibitions have expanded and developed substantially in the intervening years.

We doubled the number of people we served in classes and workshops:

2014-2015: 10,966

2015-2016: 20,300

The total number of people we served in programs and exhibitions also increased dramatically:

2014-2015 we served 162,800 with our programs and exhibitions

2015-2016 we served 202,700 with our programs and exhibitions

Leonardo Bravo, an outstanding consultant, continues to work with us to strategically plan improvements in our organizational and grant-writing capacity and to ensure sustainable growth.

Without your support we can't do it. Please join us donate by check or paypalon this website to make arts a meaningful reality for tens of thousands of young people in our city. We are counting on you. 

Thank you in advance, 

Shelah Lehrer-Graiwer

WHAT’S NEW?

BREWERY ART WALK

Thai Children's Art from 30 Elementary Schools in Chang Mai, April 29 and 30. We showcased the extraordinary work of the children of Chiang Mai because it so clearly demonstrates the value of arts education in schools. The public response to the exhibition was overhwelmingly enthusiastic.

PROJECT SILVER LINING

Project Silver Lining is an innovative multi-disciplinary program combining mindfulness/yoga, film analysis, and the visual arts. The goals of the program are to enable students to access their own voices, broaden their perspectives, and inspire them to envision their future through self-reflection. Concepts of trust and respect, personal development and social justice are at the core of this school-based program. Pilot residencies completed at: Humanities Academy of the Arts and Technology at Torres High School and Los Angeles High School of the Arts at RFK Complex.

HIGHLAND PARK CONTINUATION HIGH SCHOOL

GRIFFITH PARK GROWS ART IS BACK!

Join us every Saturday 2:00 -4:00 PM between the Ponies and the Train for our "green" family art workshops based on the flora, fauna, and attractions of the park. April - September 2, 2017

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

March 18-19 Nature Fest: Garden Crowns with Marylene Camacho and Valentina Mogilevskaya

May 14 Extreme Mammals: Backyard Mammals Masks - coyotes, mountain lions, raccoons, skunks, deer, rabbits, and mice

May 20-21 Bug Fair "Make- a Bug"

BARNSDALL ARTS SUNDAYS

Barnsdall Art Park 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - New Schedule!

BOOKMARKS - LOS ANGELES COUNTY LIBRARY SPRING PROGRAM

Feb 15 La Crescenta Library Let's Make Masks

Mar 15 La Crescenta Library Let's Make Puppets

Apr 18 Montebello Library Pinatas for Dia de los Ninos

May 3 Florence Mexican Tin Painting

May 13 Bell Tapa Print-Making

May 16 Pico Rivera Mexican Tin Painting

May 20 San Gabriel Raksha Masks

June 7 Los Nietos Talavera Tiles

June17 Florence Tibetan Sand Mandalas

June 21 Los Nietos Colima Clay Vessels

June 27 Montebello Tibetan Sand Mandalas

Stevenson Ranch Library Myth, Art and Folklore Around the World

A series of multigenerational art workshops every third Saturday of the month

Feb 18 Africa: Animal Masks and African Dance

Mar 18 Ancient Egypt: Cartouche, Deities, and Hieroglyphics

Apr 15 Ancient Greece: Amphora

May 20 North America: Totem Poles

June 17 China: Vase Painting

July 15 Ancient Mexico: Aztec Codex and Aztec Dance

LYCEE FRANCAIS SPRING FAIR

DISCOVER LOS ANGELES

Barnsdall Arts Sunday was featured in Discover Los Angeles list of The Best Places For Kids To Get Creative In Los Angeles. This free family art workshop happens every Sunday at 10am at Barnsdall Art Park!

KAISER-SUNSET MAIN CONCOURSE EXHIBITION - LOOKING AT THE WORLD THROUGH ART

"Looking at the World through Art" presents the work of Barnsdall Arts throughout the city with children and families.

ARTSPARK

Our successful afterschool program was funded for another year by the Diller-von Furstenberg Famiy Foundation, serving Bellevue, Cheviot Hills, Highland Park, Robertson and State Street Recreation Centers.

SAGE

Monthly Art workshops for seniors in partnership with Jewish Family Services at Freda Mohr Senior Center and Park La Brea.

USC PACIFIC ASIA MUSEUM

Jan 28 Chinese Lunar New Year Festival 11:00 Am - 4:00 PM Year of the Rooster Puppets

EYE ON LA: BARNSDALL ARTS

One of 15 best things to do in LA! See the tv video profiling our Barnsdall Arts Sundays program. We are included with the California Science Center, Ford Amphitheater, Getty, Hollywood Bowl La Brea Tar Pits, and Skirball!
http://abc7.com/eyeonla/

LA'S BEST TITLE 1 SCHOOLS WINTER AND SPRING 2017

Aragon, Toland Way, Aldana, Flournoy, Maurice Sendak