CFAER was established in 1998 in order to strengthen the economic, social, and creative vitality of Northeast LA through the arts. Since then, it has become the area’s premiere multidisciplinary arts presenter and educator. Housed in a historic Carnegie library building in Eagle Rock, CFAER serves as a dynamic cultural hub for all of Northeast LA, with a particular commitment to engaging with the area’s low-income residents, at-risk youth, and working artists.
Our mission is to be innovative in providing multidisciplinary arts-inclusive programming to the diverse communities of Northeast LA and beyond.
We present arts and education programs and experiences year-round at our historic Mediterranean Revival building and throughout the community at no or very little cost. Our core programs include multidisciplinary events, such as concerts, readings, film screenings, and community artist collaborations that feature a range of disciplines, styles, and cultures, and target audiences of all ages. We present a yearly art auction featuring works from emerging and mid-career artists as well as the much loved Eagle Rock Music Festival. CFAER’s arts education programming includes Imagine Studio, offering standards based arts enrichment classes taught by working contemporary artists, free to Title1 schools throughout Northeast Los Angeles well as a children’s summer arts camp and year-round children’s and adults’ workshops. The Center is proud to play a vital role in connecting our community and beyond to the transformative power of the arts.