The exhibition “Posters and Portraits” includes new works published by the LA-based collaborative The Posters as well a portrait series by artist Collette McGruder featuring students at Inner-City Arts. 


The Posters founded by Athena Currey and Adrian Rosenfeld, is an e-commerce company with a simple premise: selling excellent posters by emerging and established international artists through Every time a poster is sold, money is given back to the arts, creating an ecosystem supporting creativity. The Posters’ first arts education partner, Inner-City Arts, is located in Skid Row in Downtown LA. 

Artist include Sam FallsAndrew KuoAurel SchmidtMarc Hundley, Sadie LaskaCorita KentSara VanDerBeekSimone ShubuckBella FosterThe Haas Brothers and Paul Wackers


Collette McGruder is a photographer and artist based in Los Angeles. For her portrait series, students at Inner-City Arts (current and former) were interviewed about their experience with the program and the process of art making. The portraits serve as a documentation of each individual's relationship to art and its potential to foster growth. Collete holds a MFA in Photography and Film with a focus in Art for Social Change and initiated "Posters and Portraits" as a project to address the growing need for arts education in public schools. 

Her work has been published in several publications including V Magazine, W, Surface and the San Francisco Chronicle.


Inner-City Arts, widely regarded as one of the nation's most effective arts education providers, is an oasis of learning, achievement and creativity in the heart of Skid Row, and a vital partner in the work of creating a safer healthier Los Angeles.

Providing access to the arts and the endless possibilities they offer, Inner-City Arts is an investment in the youth of Los Angeles. Creating a bridge between the studio and the classroom, Inner-City Arts' unique approach to arts education measurably improves academic and person outcome for children and youth, including those students with Limited English Proficiency who are at risk of academic failure.



Sponsored by The Mayor's Office of Los Angeles and The Department of Economic Development



Starting November 6 - December 1, 2015

Gallery opening & artist talk Friday November 6th, 2015 (6-9pm)

Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm

Please note: Photo ID is required to enter the City Hall building. Minor without ID is permitted with parent or guardian.

FREE ADMISSION: Must RSVP to gain access to the City Hall building




Parking: Lot across the street. Off street parking available after 6pm

200 North Main Street, LA, CA 90012 (CLICK TO LAUNCH MAP)

Cross street is West Temple Street

Tel: (323) 814-8000