Inner-City Arts Gala

One Model Place is happy to announce the opening gala for photo l.a., an evening of art and charity benefitting Inner-City Arts. We announced our partnership with photo l.a. earlier this month, and tickets to this gala and two days of the photo l.a. exposition are yours to win!


Inner-City Arts is a learning oasis in the heart of Los Angeles’ Skid Row where professional artists teach students in a real studio environment. Since its inception, Inner-City Arts has served more than 150,000 of the city’s most at-risk children at no cost to the students.

Founded in 1989, Inner-City Arts works in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District to bring elementary and middle school students to the campus during the school day for instruction in the visual and performing arts. High school students participate in after-school and Saturday programs.

National, long-term research proves that students who attend Inner-City Arts classes show dramatic increases in statewide standardized test scores: 25% in math, 18% in reading, and 8% in English proficiency. They also learn skills that are highly valued in the 21st century workforce such as collaboration and creative and conceptual thinking. For these children, Inner-City Arts gives them a sense of belonging and hope, something we should stive to instill in all children.

The photo l.a. opening gala benefitting Inner-City Arts will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 6pm-9pm at the historic Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. In addition to being a great cause benefiting a great program, the event will feature quite the star-studded attendees.

Inner-City Arts partners with such big names as the J. Paul Getty Museum, DreamWorks Animation SKG, the STAPLES Center, the Annenberg Foundation, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County, just to name a few. Previous galas have featured Emmy-nominated actor Paul Reiser, Tony-winner Marissa Jaret Winokur, Nia Vardalos, Los Lobos, Emmy-winner Tony Shalhoub, actress and model Jenna Dewan, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett, comedian Jo Anne Worley, and many more.

Don’t forget to submit your story for a chance to win tickets to attend this amazing event!

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