Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD)

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



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...


“Bustin’ Loose” – Free Movie Nights At The Museum

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Friday, December 9: 7pm @ Skid Row History Museum & Archive BUSTIN’ LOOSE with RICHARD PRYOR R | 1h 34min | Comedy, Drama | 22 May 1981 (USA) Directors: Oz Scott, Michael Schultz Writers: Lonne Elder III (adaptation), Richard Pryor (story) | 1 more credit » Stars: Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson,…

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EXHIBITION project “Words We Have Learned Since 9/11” from 10/7 through 11/13, 2016.

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Exhibition: Words We Have Learned Since 9/11 Friday, October 7 through Sunday, November 13 Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 2-5pm Workshops by Clayton Campbell Saturday Oct. 8 and 15: 2-5pm at the Skid Row History Museum & Archive. Saturday, Oct. 22: 1-5pm at the festival For All Skid Row Artists in…

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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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