General Information


2520 South West View Street

Los Angeles, CA 90016




Tuesday - Saturday, 12 pm - 5 pm (unless for special programming or classes)


Street parking

William Grant Still Arts Center

Founded in 1977, William Grant Still Arts Center is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs offering summer camp, creative workshops, music and art classes for adults and youth, an exhibition space, concerts, and a place for community meetings and the neighborhood to come together.

The Center offers:

  • Art, movement, and music classes for seniors, adults, teens, and children, including early childhood education;
  • Professionally-produced exhibitions that include the annual Black Doll Show, and the African-American Composers Exhibition and Education series that displays archives and teaches music and art through the life and work of a selected composer;
  • Art & Jazz Summer Day Camp for ages 3-12;
  • Jazz-based ensemble instruction;
  • Partnerships with teachers at local schools and universities; and
  • Readings, film screenings, and concerts throughout the year

Our namesake, Dr. William Grant Still, first coined the term “art music,” which is very much in line the educational goals of our community arts center. All of the William Grant Still Arts Center’s programs are free or are as low-cost as possible, to be accessible to all in our community.


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Ami Motevalli

Arts Center Director 

Bette Braxton

Gallery Attendant

Monica Bailey

Art Instructor

Renita Pettus

Administrative Clerk

Marcus Miller

Art Instructor

Kevin Soriano

Art Instructor


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