CRAFT IN AMERICA CENTER
8415 W. Third St. Los Angeles, CA 90048
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6pm
The Craft in America Center a micro-museum, library, and programmatic space where visitors engage directly with art, artists, and ideas. We give voice to traditional and contemporary craft, ranging from functional to purely conceptual, through personal engagement. We organize exhibitions, artist talks, scholarly lectures, a reading group, book signings, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, student field trips, concerts, and publications.
The Center produces 6-8 exhibitions per year featuring work by local and nationally-acclaimed artists. We highlight the work of numerous local craft-based artists while providing a platform in Los Angeles for the nation’s finest artists. For those who are not able to visit in-person, exhibitions are digitized and shared on our website and artist talks are filmed and archived online as resources for all to access. The Center also operates an education outreach program, Craft in Schools, which offers standards-based art education for underrepresented LAUSD and public K-12 schools and local colleges.
Parking is available at meters in the surrounding neighborhood with restrictions, with West Third Street valet service, and at the Beverly Connection.
The Center is off the 16/17/218 L.A. Metro Bus Lines.
Support comes in part from the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, the Pasadena Art Alliance, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the California Arts Council, a state agency.