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AGCC Campus Map
To see detailed information about each building and area, click on the designated spots on the map of our campus and surrounding areas.
Located in between Buildings A and B, The Lawn is a fantastic space to host outdoor events and performances. Learn more about renting The Lawn.'
Building B houses private artist studios, open by appointment and during select special events, such as Open Studios Day.
Building C houses private artist studios and is closed to the public.
Building D houses private artist studios. Open by appointment and during select special events, such as Open Studios Day..
Accessible via tunnel, a studio space is located in Building I. Only open by appointment and during select special events, such as Open Studios Day.
Accessible through J road, overlooking the ocean and Korean Friendship Bell, Building J houses artist studios. Open by appointment and during select special events, such as Open Studios Day.
Battery & Murals
Battery Leary - Merriam, completed in 1919 for use as a single gun battery, serves as an event space and houses a mural, created by artists in the local Indigenous community, depicting the Tongva creation story and honoring Tongva elders. AGCC is also pleased to present Tongva: Still Here, a mural on our storage container created by our Teen Mural Club, unveiled on May 2, 2023. Open during select special events.
Sacred Native Space
AGCC is honored to steward native Tongva land in partnership with the local Indigenous community. This space is home to two inipi structures used for sweat ceremonies. Each October, AGCC hosts the Many Winters Gathering of Elders (MWGOE). Led by the local Indigenous community, the MWGOE is a four-day gathering where Native/Indigenous Elders and knowledge-keepers from across the country gather to share teachings through oral tradition with the community.
Marine Mammal Care Center
The Marine Mammal Care Center is the only 24/7/365 safe haven for marine animals in Los Angeles County. They are one of AGCC's partner organizations, and home to our monthly ArtLab workshop.
Hey Rookie Pool
Hey Rookie Pool is a year-round, City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks public pool. Get more information on the Hey Rookie page on the LA Parks website.
International Bird Rescue
International Bird Rescue is a worldwide leader in the care and rehabilitation of seabirds and other aquatic birds.
More information: birdrescue.org
The Marine Exchange of Southern California is a ninety plus year old, non-profit organization dedicated to the development and efficient flow of maritime commerce throughout the region.
More information: mxsocal.org
Fort MacArthur Museum
The Fort MacArthur Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Fort MacArthur, a U.S. Army post which guarded the Los Angeles harbor from 1914 to 1974.
More information: ftmac.org
Lookout Point Park
LA public park with grand views of the harbor and the ocean.
More information: laparks.org/park/lookout-point
Angels Gate Hi-Railers Model Railroading Club
More information: aghrtrains.com
Belmont Shore Model Railroad Club
More information: belmontshorerr.com
Angels Gate High School
The mission of Angel's Gate High School is to provide an opportunity for students whose life experiences require an alternative education to become Ready for the World, earn a high school diploma, and become respectful and responsible contributing community members.
Learn more: https://angelsgatechs.lausd.org/
San Pedro High School, Olguin Campus
San Pedro High School integrates communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, citizenship, and leadership in Common Core aligned courses that have been collaboratively developed to guide students in realizing their full potential.
Learn more: https://www.sanpedrohs.org/
Korean Friendship Bell
This massive and intricately-decorated bell and pavilion was donated in 1976 to the people of Los Angeles by the people of the Republic of Korea to celebrate the bicentennial of the U.S. independence, honor veterans of the Korean War, and to consolidate traditional friendship between the two countries.
Learn more: https://www.laparks.org/park/angels-gate-park
Marine Exchange of Southern California
The Marine Exchange of Southern California is a ninety plus year old, non-profit organization dedicated to the development and efficient flow of maritime commerce throughout the region. Our records of ship arrivals and departures go back to 1923 in a string broken only by WW II. Since then, we have evolved into the Maritime Information Center for the Los Angeles - Long Beach Port Complex.
Learn more: https://mxsocal.org/
The kiln yard is AGCC's outdoor kiln facilities that are monitored and run by staff and studio artists.
About Our Campus
Angels Gate Cultural Center is situated on a campus with a rich and storied history. The site was originally established as Fort MacArthur in the early 20th century, serving as a coastal defense installation for the Los Angeles Harbor. Its strategic location played a crucial role in safeguarding the region during times of conflict.
Over the years, the landscape and purpose of the campus transformed. In 1977, the City of Los Angeles acquired the site, recognizing its potential as a cultural and artistic hub. The former military buildings were repurposed and transformed into a thriving center for arts and culture, officially opening as the Angels Gate Cultural Center in 1987.
Angels Gate Cultural Center is located in historic buildings and faces some accessibility challenges. We aim to find new ways to make our exhibitions and events accessible to everyone.
You can get to Angels Gate Cultural Center by car or public transportation. We provide detailed directions on how to get here on our Directions & Parking page.
Space Rentals & Special Events
AGCC has an array of spaces available to rent for filming, parties, weddings, classes, and studio art practice.