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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LAPD’s New Project

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Holiday Party and Conversation – Sat. 12/22: 5-8pm

CELEBRATING the end-of-the-EXHIBIT and the end-of-the-YEAR with a party and conversation. EVERYONE IS INVITED! LAPD is having a Holiday Party — with Street Symphony at Skid Row History Museum & Archive on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 5 to 8pm.  Food, music and conversation. We are using the occasion of the…
LA Poverty Department
December 14, 2018

LAPD’s New Exhibition

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

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Year-End Letter 2018

Dear Friends of Los Angeles Poverty Department, Download the PDF 2018 is wrapping up and I’m still checking daily to see whether our Constitution will bend or break. At LAPD, we believe our job is about surprise. When we imagine ourselves as Public Radio Underwriters, we include in our verbal…
LA Poverty Department
November 30, 2018

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Founded in 1985, Los Angeles Poverty Department is the first ongoing arts initiative in Skid Row.

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