Located along Gallery Row in the city’s Old Bank District, the College will experiment with an array of programming in the new space, including exhibitions of professional and student work; lectures and networking events centered around diversity, equity and inclusion; and courses offered through the school’s public extension program. The College also intends to participate in the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk on the 2nd Thursday of each month when local galleries and art studios open their doors to the public.
The seeds of ArtCenter DTLA were planted in May 2018, when the College announced a programmatic partnership with the Main Museum, which formerly occupied the site. Through the partnership, ArtCenter used the location for a variety of purposes, including pop-up studio classrooms, public lectures, and as a home base for a number of public-facing projects. When the museum officially ceased operations at the end of 2018, ArtCenter stepped in to fill the void.
The 11,500 square-foot building includes a 3,500 square-foot gallery on the ground floor and a second 2,750 square-foot gallery on the mezzanine, as well as artist studios and administrative offices.
ArtCenter DTLA is easily accessible by public transportation and less than 40-minutes from South Campus on the Metro subway line. Convenient parking is also available in the adjacent garage. The parking entrance is located at 415 S. Main Street. Rates are $5 for the first 90 minutes with a $10 maximum charge.
As ArtCenter educational experiences continue to evolve, it’s imperative that we engage with our local community of artists and activists, thinkers and makers—and this new space sets us up to do just that.Karen HofmannProvost
ArtCenter’s Public Programs offers creative learning opportunities to adults, teens and kids.