ArtsDay 2018

April 20, 2018 at 8:30am - 3:30pm

Will you come?



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

The first annual ArtsDay held on April 11, 2012 brought together more than 75 arts supporters and city council office representatives inside City Hall in celebration of the City’s nonprofit arts and cultural sector and its role in building a vibrant, economic, social and civic Los Angeles. 

ArtsDay 2012 pioneered a dialogue between arts advocates and city council representatives with the goal of advancing access to arts throughout Los Angeles. Specifically, advocates urged council members and staff to retain the full 1% of the Transient & Occupancy Tax, the sole revenue stream for the Department of Cultural Affairs.



This year we are including a surprise performance for our City Council members -- the first ever ArtsDay Footloose Flash Mob! Choreographed and led by Blue13 Dance Company, the flash mob will begin in the City Hall Rotunda and make its way into the City Council Chambers. Watch the video below to learn the choreography, focusing on the Chorus (the part we want everyone to know!)

Watch the Flash Mob Tutorial Video 




Registration is now open for 2018 ArtsDay Volunteers!

To ensure that this year's ArtsDay is a success, Arts for LA is in need of great people to help us make the day run smoothly. We truly cannot run this important event without the participation of dedicated volunteers. We are looking for volunteer support from 7:30am - 3:30pm on ArtsDay -- will you join us?

If you would like to volunteer, please complete the ArtsDay 2018 Volunteer Registration Form by no later than Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 6:00pm.

Click here to complete the online ArtsDay 2018 Volunteer Registration Form.

If you have any questions about how to complete the registration form, or about ArtsDay, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or at (213) 225-7580.




8:30 am -  Coffee and Networking

9:00 am - Performer and Speaker Photos

9:20 am - YOLA @ HOLA kick-off performance

9:30 am - Welcome Remarks

9:45 am - Flash Mob w/ bleu13 dance company

10:00 am - City Council Meeting

11:00 am - Group Photo on City Hall Steps!

11:30 am - Lunch