Angels Gate Cultural Center 
April 2023
Angels Gate Cultural Center provides space for artists to work and engages community through arts education, exhibitions of contemporary art, and cultural events. 
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Studio Artists

Open Studios Day is a free, family event that provides the public a glimpse into the process, art, and lives of local artists who create at AGCC. We host one of the largest studio artist programs in the region with over 50 Studio Artists working in ceramics, photography, painting, printmaking, writing, sculpture, videography, and music. This self-guided tour of artist studios provides a unique opportunity to interact with the artists and purchase contemporary works of art. The event includes onsite performances, demonstrations, and workshops by our community classes and Family Art Workshop programs.

Masks are optional but preferred while visitors are indoors.


Schedule of Events: 

Artist Demonstrations – Demonstrations by Community Class teachers and Studio Artists will be ongoing throughout the day.

Family Art Workshop – Join us for a mural making workshop in conjunction with our new Teen Mural club – all ages led by AQMNI Mural Co.

Ceramics Sale in Building F – Purchase creations by local artists from our Ceramics Program. 

The Mourners – Local San Pedro band to perform from 1:30 – 2:30pm.

Two new exhibitions opening in the galleries:
Notions of Place
and Direct from the Classroom: Spring Selections

More information 

Join Studio Artist Ann Weber for a behind the scenes look into her work and practice in this edition of In Studio with Angels Gate. Explore more of Ann’s work.

Studio Artist Henry Krusoe, Otis College of Art and Design Master of Fine Arts candidate, presents his MFA Thesis exhibition, We’ll Be Changed From the Creatures that We Are. The exhibition will be open to the public from May 1st through May 6th, at the Bolsky Gallery on the Otis campus in Los Angeles. The reception will be held May 4th from 6:30-8:30pm. 

See More of Henry’s Work
Angels Gate artist Scott Anger’s latest documentary film series, America and the Taliban, will broadcast on PBS FRONTLINE on April 4th, 11th, and 25th.  Drawing on decades of on-the-ground reporting and interviews with Taliban and U.S. officials, this epic three-part investigation traces the missteps and consequences spanning America’s longest war.  Scott served as the co-producer and director of photography on the film.

Scott has been reporting on Afghanistan since the Taliban first held power in the late 1990s.  Working as a radio journalist at the time, he opened one of only five foreign news bureaus allowed to operate under the strict regime in Kabul.  

Since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, Scott has shot and helped produce three other films for FRONTLINE about the war: Obama’s War, Return of the Taliban, and In Search of Al Qaeda.
See More of Scott’s Work

Visit Angels Gate Cultural Center’s Studio Artist Emporium where you may purchase offerings directly from our Studio Artists. 

New work added!

Available for purchase:  jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, prints and more by different Angels Gate Studio Artists. 
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Join us for the opening reception of Notions of Place on Saturday April 15th, 3-5pm, coinciding with AGCC’s Spring Open Studios Day.

Drawing on dreams, memories, and the spaces in between, the works in Notions of Place disintegrate commonly held social views that have acted as fences around our homes. Each of the artists in the exhibition articulate different facets of what we call place. Curated by Lauren Kasmer, Notions of Place includes works by Hilary Baker, Natalie M. Godinez, Kio Griffith, Flora Kao, Lauren Kasmer, LaRissa Rogers, Jenny Yurshansky, and HK Zamani.

The galleries will also feature Homesĭtē, an ongoing participatory work by Joyce Dallal and Lauren Kasmer. Consisting of a series of structures emblematic of Los Angeles landscape and architecture, the installation reflects on the city as both home and origin.

Funding is provided by the California Natural Resources Agency for the Museum Grant Program under the California Cultural and Historical Endowment

More information on our website.

Direct from the Classroom features student work from the Artists-In-Classrooms program, in which AGCC serves 4000+ students throughout 18 schools in LA county.

Artworks by K – 6th graders from local schools will be on view in the gallery through May 6th.

The AGCC Gallery is open for visitors Thursdays – Saturday, between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm. More information about planning your visit can be found on our website.


New Community Classes Starting in April
Music Exploration
Wednesdays 7-8pm
April 19 – June 7

No musical background required – listening exercises – song analysis – bring your music – bring your instrument – something for all skill levels/abilities. 

Text Instructor Shane Dixon to enroll

Beginners Acrylic Painting 

Enhance your skills and gather with people in the community for this 5 session beginners painting class! 

Fridays between April 21 and May 26,

This is a drop in class, no registration is required. For more information and full materials list visit our website.
Pulse Contemporary Dance 

Dance for all levels instructed by Jasmine Albuquerque at Angels Gate Cultural Center Building H on Wednesdays, 10-11:30 am. 

Classes start on April 26. $15 per session. This is a drop in class, no registration is required.

For more information visit our website.



Support Angels Gate Cultural Center today!

Our generous supporters help to make Angels Gate Cultural Center a vibrant arts hub within the Los Angeles Harbor Region. Our work would not be possible without this community of contributors. Angels Gate Cultural Center’s gallery exhibitions and cultural events serve students each academic year. However you choose to give, know that your contribution is critical to the ongoing success and excellence of our programs, both onsite at AGCC and in the community.

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3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731
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3601 S. Gaffey St. Box 1
San Pedro, CA 90731

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