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

Public Safety for REAL

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The project articulates a vision, in which “Public Safety” is generated by cultivating a sense of mutual responsibility among community members for creating the well being of their community. “Public Safety for Real” is about community generated Public Safety. That means taking back the notion of “public safety” –and reclaiming…

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LAPD’s New Exhibition

Zillionaires Against Humanity: Sabotaging the Skid Row Neighborhood Council

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EXHIBITION: March 9 - June 30, 2018. Skid Row History Museum & Archive, 250 S. Broadway, LA, CA 90012. The exhibition is closed, the movie section has been removed, but the Skid Row Neighborhood Council Subdivision Election Timeline and Michaelkohlhaas cartoons are still up. Just give us a call and...

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


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


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