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Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD)

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



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Festival for All Skid Row Artists

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


LAPD’s New Project

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13th Festival For All Skid Row Artists – Oct. 29 & 30: 12-4pm

If you’d like to perform, exhibit your artwork or do a workshop write us an email at [email protected] or call 213-413.1077 The Festival For All Skid Row Artists is fully back! Get ready for an entire weekend of music, theater, spoken word performances and visual art with plenty of music, showcasing the diverse…
LA Poverty Department
August 24, 2022
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The New Compassionate Downtown

PerformanceDirected by John Malpede and Henriëtte BrouwersVisual Art by Robby Herbst May 14 and 15, 2021 at 8PM.At Geffen Contemporary at MOCA plaza for a by invitation only, physically distanced audience & on YouTube Live stream Commissioned by The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) for WE RISE 2021 Community…
LA Poverty Department
March 30, 2020

LAPD’s New Exhibition

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