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...


LAPD’s New Project

LAPD’s New Exhibition

Zillionaires Against Humanity: Sabotaging the Skid Row Neighborhood Council

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EXHIBITION OPENING: FRIDAY March 9, 6-8pm Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 250 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Friday March 9 through Friday June 30 Open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 2-5pm March 24 @ 3pm: CONVERSATION - Zillionaires against Humanity - Community voice and Public Safety Adrian Riskin, Professor of...

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Free Movie Nights at the Museum – every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.

The Florida Project

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Friday, March 16 at 7pm “The Florida Project” – directed by Sean Baker |  Running time: 1h 52m Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The…

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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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Project Archive – Watch videos, see pictures and learn more about our work.


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Support our work by purchasing LAPD books, DVD’s, the documentary The Real Deal and MENACING cool gear!