Inner-City Arts is widely regarded as one of the nation's most effective arts education provider. It is an oasis of learning, achievement, and creativity in the heart of Skid Row, and a vital partner in the work of creating a safer and healthier Los Angeles. Under the guidance of professional teaching artists, Inner-City Arts’ students are immersed in a safe and supportive environment where they engage in a variety of visual and performing art forms.

Children who attend Inner-City Arts develop skills that are highly valued in the 21st-century workforce such as collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Inner-City Arts’ services include classes during the instructional day for elementary students, after-school, weekend, and summer workshops for teens and creativity-based professional development for educators.