ArtsDay 2015

  • 1 in 7 jobs in Los Angeles County is part of the larger creative economy (2013 Otis Report on the Creative Economy)
  • 96% of Arts for LA supporters are registered voters (Arts for LA survey)
  • Arts and culture significantly enhances human development in Los Angeles County (LA2050 Report)
  • Los Angeles has the highest concentration of working artists and arts professionals in the nation (LA2050 Report)
  • Our arts sector is a collaborative powerhouse as witnessed through Pacific Standard Time’s region-wide participation, which generated $280.5 million in economic activity (Pacific Standard Time Economic Impact Analysis)
  • Los Angeles is home to over 5,000 fashion labels and has more fashion jobs than any other American city (Fashion's Night Out)
  • The arts funnel $1.3 billion into the city in tax revenues (Otis Report on the Creative Economy)


ArtsDay is an annual opportunity for Angelenos to celebrate the contributions of arts and culture to the community and to talk with their elected officials about why the arts are important to us.

Now in its fourth year, ArtsDay unites artists, audiences, and arts organizations with the leaders who represent them in City Hall, fostering stronger relationships between those crafting the vision of LA’s future and those who make it a reality. 

We use ArtsDay as an opportunity to highlight the contributions of the arts to all spheres of life, from education to business, public safety to health care, transportation to innovation.  We thank our elected officials for their investments in arts and culture in their communities and ask them to keep their pledges to foster healthy, vibrant, and prosperous communities that include the arts.

ARTS DAY VIDEO by volunteer Sophia Ann Montoya

How to Participate on Tuesday, April 14

Join us for Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Arts for LA hosts a continental breakfast reception in the City Hall Rotunda prior to the morning's city council meeting.  This is a great opportunity to see old friends and make new ones in the arts and culture communities througout Los Angeles!

Attend the City Council Meeting, 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

One of the hallmarks of ArtsDay is the visual show of support by the arts and culture community during the day's City Council meeting.  Last year nearly 400 advocates joined us in the John Ferraro City Council Chambers, most of them wearing our iconic red "Creative Capital" t-shirts designed by a local artist. The Council Meeting is a singular opportunity for our community, often isolated by the vast geography of Los Angeles, to feel connected not only to one another, but to the city's elected leadership. 

Featured guests & performers include:

Aloe Blacc, Grammy-nominated artist, co-founder Artivist Entertainment
Luis J. Rodriguez, Los Angeles Poet Laureate
James W. Schultz, Director, Satellite Development Center, Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems
Sofia Klatzker, Executive Director, Arts for LA
Get Lit Players, Student spoken-word poetry performers 
Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Ramon C. Cortines High School of Visual & Performing Arts

Arts Day LA T-Shirt 2015 

The first 250 attendees are guaranteed an ArtsDay 2015 t-shirt!  

(Or if you can't attend, consider a donation of $25 or more to help produce ArtsDay and receive a t-shirt as a thank-you gift!)


Tweet, Instagram, and Post Your Heart Out

Use the hashtag #ArtsDayLA to share your thoughts about arts and culture in the City of Los Angeles and join in the conversations with other advocates!



Councilmember Mitch OFarrell HeadshotHosted by City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell (left), 13th District,
Chair of the Arts, Parks, Health, Aging, and River Committee

Co-sponsored (as of April 6) by

The Honorable Mayor Eric Garcetti
The Honorable City Controller Ron Galperin
The Honorable City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
District 1 Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo
District 2 Councilmember Paul Krekorian
District 3 Councilmember Bob Blumenfield
District 4 Councilmember Tom LaBonge
District 5 Councilmember Paul Koretz
District 6 Councilmember Nury Martinez
District 7 Councilmember Felipe Fuentes
District 8 Coucilmember Bernard Parks
District 9 Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr.
District 11 Councilmember Mike Bonin
District 12 Councilmember Mitchell Englander
District 14 Councilmember Jose Hussar
District 15 Councilmember Joe Buscaino

ArtsDay 2015 Sponsors

Arts for LA gratefully acknowledges our ArtsDay 2015 Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor

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Silver Sponsors

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Friends of ArtsDay 2015 

18th Street Arts Center  /  The Herb Alpert Foundation  /  Armory Center for the Arts  /  Art Center College of Design

Arts Bridging the Gap  /  artworxLA  /  The Autry Center for the American West  /  Barnsdall Art Park Foundation

Berman Ceramic Arts  /  The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation  /  CalArts Community Arts Partnerships  

 California African American Museum  /  California Lawyers for the Arts  /  CARICABELA/Los Angeles Carnival  

 Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA  /  Center for Cultural Innovation  /  Classic Artist Canvas  

Classical KUSC  91.5  /  The Colburn School  /  Karen Constine Consulting  /  Contra-Tiempo  

 Corita Arts Center  /  Cornerstone Theatre Company  /  Critical Mass Performance Group  /  

 Culver City  /  Dance Resource Center  /  Diavolo  /  DSTL Arts  /  Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre  

 East West Players  /  Education Through Music - LA  /  Enrichment Works  /   ExchangeWorks  

 Festival of New American Musicals  /  Get Lit  /  Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University  

 The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation  /  Grand Performances  /  Grand Vision Foundation  

haleARTS SPACE  /  Heart of LA (HOLA)  /  I Love NOHO  /  ICEF Public Schools  /  Inner City Arts

 Invertigo Dance Theatre  /  Japanese American Cultural & Community Center  /  Lambda Literary  

 Latino Theater Company  /  Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra  /  Los Angeles Jazz Society  

LA Philarharmonic  /  LA Stage Alliance  /  Los Angeles World's Fair  /  Make Music LA  

 Malibu Arts Foundation  /  McAlister Arts LLC  /  McGroarty Art Center  /  Mid-City West Community Council

Move LA  /  MUSE/IQUE  /  Nuvein Foundation  /  P.S. Arts  /  Paley Center for Media  

 Performing Arts Live  /  La Plaza de Cultura y Artes  /  Pony Box Dance Theatre  /  Red Hen Press  

 Rubans Rouges Dance Company  /  Ryman Arts  /  San Fernando Valley Arts Alliance  

 San Pedro Waterfront Arts District  /  Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center  /  Carlos Santana Arts Academy  

Schkapf  /  SLAM! Program Los Angeles  /  Smiles Through Art  /  SPARC  /  Steps 2 Steps  

 Student Voice Project  /  Studio RD Solutions  /  Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council  

 Thai Community Arts and Cultural Center  /  Tierra del Sol Foundation/First Street Gallery  

 Towne Street Theatre  /  Venice Arts  /  Viridian Art Academy  /  Viver Brasil  /  Vox Lumiere  

 Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts  /  Watts Village Theater Company  

 White Hall Arts Academy  /  A Window Between Worlds  /  A Woman's Place  

 Writers at Work  /  Young Storytellers Foundation


Updated April 13, 12 pm