Located along Gallery Row in the city's Old Bank District, ArtCenter DTLA provides a platform of dialogue and engagement, intersecting the campus with the Los Angeles community. As an extension of the Exhibitions department's mission, ArtCenter DTLA's programming focus is on events and exhibitions that are critically engaging from a transdisciplinary perspective. Drawing on the resources of the College and the Los Angeles art community to collaboratively build and contribute to a culture that is diverse, inclusive, innovative and relevant.
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.
Please note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, exhibitions in ArtCenter's galleries are currently unavailable for visits by the public.
ArtCenter Exhibitions presents a series of street-facing window exhibitions.
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