Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD)

Founded in 1985, LAPD is made up of people who make art and live and work in Skid Row...

WALK THE TALK

Performance, visual art and community conversations. It's an epic history of Skid Row!...

Festival for All Skid Row Artists

LAPD's yearly arts festival at Gladys Park in Skid Row...

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Now celebrating its 30th year, Los Angeles Poverty Department is the first ongoing arts initiative in Skid Row.
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