Saturday, April 27th, noon – 4pm at Angels Gate Cultural Center

San Pedro, CA – Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC) located at 3601 S. Gaffey Street, is pleased to announce the return of Open Studios Day on Saturday, April 27th from noon to 4pm. Over 45 local artists will open their doors to the public for a peek into their art practice. The free event includes Community Class demonstrations, the opening reception of soundplay < = > southbayand Direct from the Classroom: Spring Selections in the galleries, an All-Ages Musical Instrument Making Station, and Mikhuna Peruvian food truck. 

Open Studios Day is a free, all-ages event that provides the public a glimpse into the process, art, and lives of local artists who create at the Center. AGCC hosts one of the largest studio artist programs in the region with a diverse range of artistic disciplines including ceramics, photography, printmaking, writing, sculpture, videography, music, and painting. This self-guided tour of artist studios provides a unique opportunity to interact with the artists and purchase contemporary works of art. More information about the artists who create at AGCC can be found at

Live Community Class demonstrations will take place throughout the day and include: Painting, Screenwriting, Printmaking, Music Exploration, Raku and Ceramics.

soundplay < = > southbay provides both glimpse and glitch into 20 years of sound art within the context of Long Beach SoundWalk and soundpedro, produced by the artist group FLOOD. Through installations, videos, and performance, the exhibition will trace early SoundWalk events (which started in 2004) and bridge time, up to the current soundpedro2024. The exhibition runs through June 1st, 2024, with additional programming information available on the AGCC website.

FLOOD produced the SoundWalk annually for ten years, within a shifting footprint of urban streets, sidewalks, unexpected indoor spaces, and alleys of downtown Long Beach. This evolved into soundpedro, the more recent iteration of the sound art festival. From the one-night SoundWalk, soundpedro has expanded into a season of sonic experiments and ear orientation, both in-person and online. The signature on-site event takes place annually at Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro, where participants respond to and react within the wild, varied landscape and complex history of the site. 

Direct from the Classroom: Spring Selections the floor 1 gallery will showcase student art by local K – 6th graders in AGCC’s Artists-in-Classrooms (AIC) program. Paintings, poetry, sculpture and dance works represent 1,512 students taught by Artist Teachers in 54 classrooms throughout San Pedro and LA County during the Spring academic term.

The All-Ages Musical Instrument Making Station invites participants to join AGCC’s Artist-Teachers Julie Borkin and Dalia Palacios in making their own musical instruments. Inspired by the soundplay < = > southbay exhibition, guests will make and decorate their own drums and tambourines in this walkthrough workshop.

AGCC Studio Artists include Adam Gaxiola, Andrea Lien, Ann Weber, Anna Erneholm, Ashton S. Phillips, Beth Elliott, Candice Gawne,Da Aie Park, Daniel Porras, Deborah Wright, Delora Bertsch, Dennis Keeley, Elizabeth Casuga, Elyse Pignolet, Frank Minuto, Frank Rodriguez, Gil Mares, Henry Krusoe, Jesse Small, Joe Barile, Jon Nakamura, June Edmonds, Karla Diaz, Kim Kei, Leah Shane Dixon, Lowell Nickel, Lucinda Rudolph, Lynn Doran, Marco Schindelmann, Melodie Reay, Melody Chen, Mike Watt, Nancy Voegeli-Curran, Perry Okimoto, Phoebe Barnum, Regina Herod, Rene LaRue, Robert Alexander, Scott Anger, Susan Rawcliffe, Syracuse residency students (Gary Michael Tuzinkiewicz, Jalal Ghias Beygi, Pegah Bahador), Tianlu Chen, Vanessa Madrid, W.S. Milner, Yoon Jin Kim, and Yuichiro Roy Kunisaki.

About Angels Gate Cultural Center

Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC) emerged from a group of San Pedro artists in the 1970s that created art studios and exhibition space within the WWII era army barracks of Angels Gate Park near the Port of Los Angeles. Today, AGCC hosts over 50 artist studios in addition to a variety of programs to engage the diverse communities of the Los Angeles Harbor region, including arts education in local schools, community classes, cultural events, and exhibitions of contemporary art. More information about AGCC is available at


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