McGroarty Arts Center McGroarty Arts Center

McGroarty Arts Center

Located in Tujunga, California, the community arts center provides high-quality arts instruction and experiences.

Cultivating a Local Arts Ecosystem

McGroarty Arts Center

The McGroarty Arts Center was founded in 1953 in the home of lawyer, writer, politician, and Poet Laureate of California John McGroarty. Following McGroarty's death, his home was sold to the City of Los Angeles and the house was designated a cultural monument in 1970. It was managed by the Department of Parks and Recreation and Department of Cultural Affairs until 1995 when the McGroarty Arts Center became a nonprofit organization. Today, the McGroarty Arts Center works in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Serving the Foothill communities of Los Angeles, the center offers in-depth arts instruction and experiences for at-risk children, families, and individuals. Art courses for youth combine formal artistic skills with experiences to develop critical thinking and independence, while  adult courses encourage participants to refine their unique artistic voices. The McGroarty Arts Center also hosts performances, exhibitions, and events, offering audiences a space to engage with meaningful art and artists to showcase their own work. 

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