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Center for the Arts (ADCA)

Arts District Center for the Arts 

LADADSpace is building the Arts District Center for the Arts (ADCA) that will include a gallery/exhibition space, a 99-seat theater and screening room as part of the One Santa Fe Development Project. The ADCA will be in close proximity to housing where many Arts District artists will live and work in the new affordable housing.  The center will open in April of 2016.

The ADCA, in collaboration with other community arts organizations will host exhibitions, installations, performances, workshops, and cross-genre collaborative projects. As the One Santa Fe Development brings significant change to the Arts District it is vital that artists remain integral to the district’s expansion.

  • The ADCA will serve primarily artists and community members from the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District and the neighboring underserved communities of Boyle Heights, Chinatown, and Little Tokyo.
  • The ADCA will provide a neighborhood space that is continually sharing innovative art, music, theater, workshops, etc. for the community.
  • The ADCA will serve as an incubator; a place to make new work happen, a place where artists can present and sell their work and converge with other artists.
  • The ADCA will be an institution that upholds and maintains professional standards for both the artists and work being developed and presented.

It is our vision that the ADCA support the evolution and livelihood of local artists as part of the healthy arts ecology of Los Angeles.

The ADCA will be a significant resource and artistic home for District artists as well as a place to nurture and build diverse and broad audiences. ADCA’s innovative programming will seek to push the experimental boundaries of the performing and plastic arts, expanding the tools and raw materials available to the creative community and enriching the experience of audiences.

The ADCA will feature a lively season of theater productions, exhibition and artistic events that will include film screenings, installations, a reading series, artistic panels and teaching workshops that will draw visitors from the arts District and from greater Los Angeles. The ADCA will serve as a cultivation and incubation model for the development of interdisciplinary work, encouraging cross-pollination among various artistic media.

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The Arts District Center for the Arts is made possible in part by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Where You and the ADCA Intersect

The space has been donated by the Santa Fe One Project, but it is our responsibility pay for the build out (walls, furniture and lighting etc.) Check out a sneak peak of our floor plan!

Arts District Map


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