18th Street Arts Center
18th Street Arts Center is an artists’ residency program that provokes public dialogue through contemporary art-making. 18th Street's residencies, exhibitions, public events, talks, and publications encourage, showcase and support the creation of cutting-edge contemporary art and foster collaboration and interaction between artists locally, nationally and internationally.
Slanguage Speaks Slanguage
Slanguage Speaks Slanguage
With videos, workshops, and dollar store cosplay outfits, art collective Slanguage creates a sci-fi, yet rasquache world in "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost."
Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa's Color and Tone Metaphors
Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa's Color and Tone Metaphors
Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa returns to his early exposure to experimental theatre in 1970s Guatemala.
Talking Back at Architecture: The Work of Zinny and Maidagan
Talking Back at Architecture: The Work of Zinny and Maidagan
Artists Dolores Zinny and Juan Maidagan challenging traditional notions of exhibition space through their site-specific large-scale installations.
Marquis Hill: Rhythms of Black Poetry
Marquis Hill: Rhythms of Black Poetry
Trumpeter-composer Marquis Hill's new body of work takes inspiration from the connection he has with African American poetry.
Amir H. Fallah: Expressions of Identity
Amir H. Fallah: Expressions of Identity
Amir H. Fallah's "Perfect Strangers" explores the nature of self and the role of objects in expressions of identity.
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icon, Architecture/ Design discipline

Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline


Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline


Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline


A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline


Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.

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