Cycle House


We felt the burn while raising money for our artworxLA students during a cycling event held at Cycle House in West Hollywood. Organized by artworxLA Board member Jordan Cerf and led by fitness instructor Nichelle Hines, this event invited our local Los Angeles community to sweat for the arts. 

Thank you to each guest for joining us and a special thanks to Jordan Cerf for spearheading this wonderful event.  

PST: LA/LA Student Arts Contest



**New Extended Deadline** March 1st, 2018


LA is ____. Am I LA?

  • Students should choose a word or phrase that will fill in the blank. Examples: "LA is diverse.” “LA is stylish.”
  • Students may choose if "LA" represents Los Angeles or Latin America. 

Submissions must respond to the prompt. Students may choose to create works that address themes of identity, culture, place, or other concept(s) related to the prompt.


Students may submit works in any of the following categories:
(Click to read the specific guidelines)
1. Visual Arts
2. Performing Arts (music, drama, dance)
3. Creative Writing
4. Film and Media Arts

One submission per student per category.

Submissions accepted from middle- and high-school students attending public schools in LA County. This includes charter schools, LAUSD, and all other public school districts within LA County (see if your district is in LA County here). 

Top works will be selected for display and will be awarded college scholarships.
Three winners will be identified for each category: 

  • 1st Place: $2,500
  • 2nd Place: $2,000
  • 3rd Pace: $1,500

One Grand Prize will be selected from ALL submissions regardless of category:

  • Grand Prize: $5,000 

NOTE: One participant cannot receive more than one prize, eg. 1st place prize and grand prize.

Evaluation Criteria

Works will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Personal Perspective
  2. Creative Perspective
  3. Artistic Clarity
  4. Impact
  5. Use of Media/Language
  6. Craftsmanship/Execution

Fall Public Presentations 2017


artworxLA students from across L.A. County celebrated the completion of their Fall 2017 season with Public Presentations at the Autry Museum of the American West, the Japanese American National Museum, and the Los Angeles Public Library. Accompanied by the friends and peers, each student exhibited works exploring science fiction, community journalism, and reconstructing American history. Though a creative lens, each student grew their depth of knowledge while developing transferable skills in the arts. Congratulations artworxLA students on an amazing celebration of art and performance!

Thanks to the wonderful staff at the Autry Museum of the American West, Japanese American National Museum, and the Los Angeles Public Library for supporting the creative exploration of our students.  

Voices of Movement: LA RAZA and Community Journalism | Nov 7
(Photos by Chris Devlin)

Monuments and Memory: Reconstructing American History | Nov 8
(Photos by Chris Devlin)

Into the Unknown: Sci-FI Visions of the Future | Nov 9
(Photos by Paul Ulukpo)

Student Work: 

Students at Will Rogers HS worked with Teaching Artists Roderick Smith on the animation "Cosmic Rip-off." An example of how science fiction can speak to the "here and now," this short film addresses prejudice through comedy. In the story, aliens "steal" a young person's headphones as they start to arrive on Earth.