Angels Gate Cultural Center 
June 2022
Angels Gate Cultural Center provides space for artists to work and engages community through arts education, exhibitions of contemporary art, and cultural events. 
Visit Us at angelsgateart.org

A word from our Director-

Thank you so much for being an arts advocate for Angels Gate Cultural Center!  I want to share how important this 40th anniversary year is for an art center that is ever growing. From humble beginnings with amazing founding artists that fought for the space and the chance to build an arts community.  To a strong community now, with almost 100 artists on the hill working the many programs we have today. We are the art center on the hill and still sometimes the best kept secret with views for miles.  We have only been able to grow with the help of you, our supporters and advocates.  Thank you for participating and helping us to serve over 15,000 people each year and for contributing to our center so we can provide over 35 events a year both virtual and on campus.  

We have some more fun activities set for the rest of our 40th year and I hope you will come and join us.  Awake In Color, our 40th anniversary fundraiser, is a chance to come to a party by artists, for artists and our friends!  I hope you will join us to see work from over 60 of our present and alumnus studio artists.  Or come to the closing party of this Gathering of Angels show on July 30.  Or any of the numerous events coming up in the next 6 months.  We can’t wait to art with you!

-Amy Eriksen-
Join us on Saturday June 25th for Awake in Color,
a party by artists for artists and our friends. 

Emceed by Jewels, the night will feature all things colorful including food selection, a classic car show, entertainment by the Aerial Butterflies, music DJ’d by AGCC Studio Artist Adam Gaxiola, art installations and auction of work by current and alumnus studio artists and more!

Capacity is limited, buy your tickets today at www.bidpal.net/agccawake
We will also be opening our 40th anniversary exhibition “Gathering of Angels” featuring artwork by current and alumnus Studio Artists.

Studio Artists

Studio Artist Elyse Pignolet’s solo exhibit entitled May I Finish recently opened in Seattle at the Koplin del Rio Gallery. The show includes a large selection of her ceramic work and paintings referencing social and political issues.  

You’re too Pretty To Cuss, ceramic plate, 2019
Photo courtesy of the gallery.
See More of Elyse’s Work

Studio Artist Candice Gawne has work included in the recently published book, The Art of Plasma by Wayne Strattman. 

Fools Cup by Candice Gawne, Uranium glass, neon, argon and mercury.
See More of Candice’s Work

Visit Angels Gate Cultural Center’s Studio Artist Emporium where you may purchase offerings from our Studio Arts including jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, prints and more by fourteen artists. 
Shop Now!


Da Aie Park, current Angels Gate Studio Artist. Red Plane 51, Gajee Seak 3, Spring Green 5, Red Plane 52, 2020 acrylic on panel.

Gathering of Angels

40th Anniversary Exhibition

June 30 – July 30, 2022

The 40th Anniversary Gathering of Angels exhibition recognizes the invaluable contributions artists at the Center have made to the San Pedro community.

Angels Gate Cultural Center was established in 1982 by San Pedro artists who transformed the former WWII-era army barracks into artist studios. Today, the Center hosts 50 artist studios in addition to numerous community programs and cultural events that serve the greater Harbor and Los Angeles region. 

More information on the exhibition and artists here.


New Class

Welding for Makers and Artist 
Introduction to Welding and Cutting Steel

Starts Saturday, June 25th 
9am to Noon 
Series of 4 classes 
July 2nd, 9th, and 16th.

A second Welding Class will begin the following weekend on July 23rd, 30th, August 6th, and 13th. Always Saturday from 9am to Noon.

Cost per student is $380. Student also furnish their own gloves and welding hood. 

Reserve your space commitment and instructions via email  at jessesmall@live.com  

Photo courtesy of Leah Shane Dixon

New Workshop 

Silicone Tools for Acrylic Paint 
Sign up on Eventbrite
On zoom Wed, June 29, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

Learn how to turn kitchen tools into studio tools with this virtual demo by Studio Artist Leah Shane Dixon.

Admission is free; the Zoom link will be emailed to people who register for the event via eventbrite.

Angels Gate will be holding Family Art Workshop in-person! 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

1:00 PM – 2:30 pm

Join us for June’s paper construction workshop with Angels Gate Studio Artist and Artist-Teacher Anna Erneholm. Do you like building? Join us as we create sky high structures out of paper! Artist Anna Erneholm will guide an exploration of how to make this everyday material stand strong. This workshop is for all ages, so bring your whole family for a fun time of construction and collaboration!

Supplies will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

COVID-19 safety protocols (mask wearing & contact tracing) will be enforced. 

Sign up now!

Open Studio Hours with Taylor Griffith at AltaSea

Thursdays, from 3pm-7pm at AltaSea in the Port of Los Angeles, artist Taylor Griffith will be opening his doors for the public to interact with his practice and art. The artist works with reclaimed ocean debris, photography, sculpture, and cyanotypes in his practice that explores the changing ecosystems of our local coasts. His AltaSea studio is located at 2451 Signal St., San Pedro, Berth 59. Call or text the artist to view his studio (707) 530-2481 during open studio hours.

This program is in partnership with AltaSea and the Artist At Work program.


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.

Donate Today

Angels Gate Cultural Center is funded by:
and the generous support of Organizations and
Individuals like you.

Angels Gate Cultural Center 
3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731
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Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 S. Gaffey St. Box 1
San Pedro, CA 90731

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