The Canoga Park Youth Arts Center is located in a historic building that once served as the first operator-assisted phone company in San Fernando Valley. The exterior of the mission style building has been restored, while the interior has been converted into a contemporary youth arts center.
The facility, which was funded by Prop K Recreation and Parks, includes a gallery, workshops and studios, a computer lab, an exhibition space, and a garden classroom.
The center’s mission is to bring quality innovative arts programming to the community by offering art classes to youth 6-17 years of age. The staff of educators is comprised of professionals from the Los Angeles art community. The center’s philosophy includes creating an environment to encourage interaction between professional artists and youth.