Angels Gate Cultural Center 
September 2022
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

Come Together, 2022, found cardboard, staples and polyurethane, 66 x 70 x 7 inches

Work by Studio Artist Ann Weber will be featured at the Pierce College Art Gallery in Woodland Hills, CA with an opening reception on Wednesday, September 14th, 2 –  4pm. Get there early for the artist talk at 1pm. The exhibition runs through October 19th.
See More of Ann’s Work
Studio Artist Ashton Philips is participating in the Other Places art Fair (September 17 & 18) with Feast and Famine Bake Sale.

Bring your styrofoam, mealworm offerings, and other forms of legal tender to the Feast and Famine Bake Sale to swap plastic trash, cash, and credit for nourishing, ecologically-sustainable baked goods and smoothies, enriched with the nutty and proteinaceous remains of roasted mealworms. 

All ingredients are ethically sourced and certified organic, wherever possible. Except for the microplastics, of course. Gluten and dairy free options available.
See More of Ashton’s Work
Studio Artist Regina Herod joins the Hairtage Continuum exhibition and speaker series. This exhibition gathers together artists who approach Black hair as a locus of tension and affirmation at Cypress College Art Gallery. The opening reception is September 22nd, 6 to 8pm. All of the participating artists will speak about their work as part of the Hairtage Continuum Speaker Series. 

More information on the Gallery website.
See More of Regina’s Work
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our past Studio Artist, Ann Cleaves. Ann was at Angels Gate Cultural Center for 15+ years, she was an award-winning cartoonist whose cartoons appeared in the Palisadian Post (Pacific Palisades, CA), Random Lengths (San Pedro, CA), and La Prensa San Diego.

There will be a memorial service at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1648 W. 9th St. San Pedro, on Saturday September 17th at 10am.  

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

Available for purchase; jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, prints and more by fourteen different artists. 
Shop Now!


Gallery Conversations: Magically Thinking
Saturday, September 24th
2pm – 3:30pm in the Gallery

Join us in the gallery for an interactive conversation about the work Magically Thinking, facilitated by Curator Kim Marra with exhibiting artists Sharon BarnesMargaret Griffith, and Dakota Noot

In painting, drawing, sculpture and installation, these artists travel between the physical world and worlds of their own creation, often blurring the lines between abstraction and representation.  Their expression serves as a response to the insecurity of an uncertain world that leads to the mental gymnastics of magical thinking. On view through October 1st, Magically Thinking includes the work of  Sharon Louise Barnes, Carlos Beltran Arechiga, Vita Eruhimovitz, Margaret Griffith, Kim Marra, Dakota Noot, Megan Reed and Jonathan Ryan. Learn more about the exhibition online.

Masks will be required in the gallery during this live talk and gallery tour.

RSVP at eventbrite to reserve your spot, capacity is limited!
At Full Volume II: Joyce Weiss in Brilliant Color 
August 20th – October 1st, 2022

At Full Volume II features a selection of work by Joyce Weiss, late Angels Gate Studio Artist. Weiss’ brilliant use of color combined with gestural forms at large scale created bold visions on canvas.     

For more information go to our website.

The AGCC exhibitions program is supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.  Additional support for the AGCC exhibitions program provided by City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, The Ahmanson Foundation, Norris Foundation and the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.


Saturday, September 17th, 2022
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM 

Basket Weaving Workshop with Artist Stephanie Mushrush

Angels Gate offers free monthly art workshops for kids and adults, ages 1 to 101!  
Sign up required.

Join us for September’s basket weaving workshop with Artist Stephanie Mushrush, lead organizer of the Many Winters Gathering of Elders (MWGOE). Supplies will be provided.

More information and Register on Eventbrite

Angels Gate Cultural Center is thrilled to announce the next lineup of artists for Studio Soup: Alicia Piller, Gloria Gem Sánchez, and Kayla Tange will discuss art and process in a live virtual conversation on September 20th.

Sign up now on evenbrite to participate via zoom.
Intertidal Encounters: Reefs
Live on zoom: Wednesday, September 28th
5:30pm – 7pm PT

Intertidal Encounters: Reefs on September 28th will explore the importance of biodiverse reefs and coastal ecosystems. Artist Courtney Mattison and scientist/co-founder of Blue Latitudes, Amber Sparks, will be in discussion with AAW artist fellow Taylor Griffith. This limited series instigates exploratory dialogue that considers our natural world through the complementary, yet divergent perspectives of art and science. We hope these interactive conversations develop our shared community understanding of the urgency of our rapidly changing climate, and prompt us to action.

This free public program is presented in conjunction with Artist At Work (AAW)a workforce resilience program designed to support the rebuilding of healthy communities through artistic civic engagement. 

Register on eventbrite.

Concerts will be held at Angels Gate Cultural Center 
7:00 to 9:30 pm

The Fortnight Concert Series provides the opportunity for music lovers to experience the artist’s performance up close and personal. The small intimate underground space, located in Battery Leary at the former Fort MacArthur, encourages conversation between the performers and their audience as if you were in their living room.

James Preston Allen    September 23      
Chuck Alvarez               October 14          
Please note:COVID-19 safety protocols (mask wearing & contact tracing) will be enforced.
September 17th and 18th, 2022 at Angels Gate Cultural Center

Other Places art fair (OPaf) is returning to AGCC on September 17th and 18th, 2022. OPaf 5 celebrates five years of presenting hard-to-define contemporary art project spaces and artist projects. As an added, special feature, this year’s OPaf 5 presents Kite Show with kites available for visitors to fly.

Admission to OPaf is a $5 donation and or free for students.

More information at OPaf.info
OCTOBER 6, 7, 8, 9 2022
Programming continues through November!

VBODOBV [sounding videos]
Video for online presentation will premiere online on September 20th

ACE [Artist Curated Events]
Artist PopUps – live or online
OPEN CALL through the end of September 2022

UnƧightly [Sound Poetry]
Sound Poems, up to 60 seconds in length
Submission period September 14 – October 17, 2022 

The SAN PEDRO Festival of the Arts 2022, a FREE family event, features the best in local Dance. Saturday, September 24, 2022 on the Upper Green at Peck Park near the Community Center at 560 N. Western Avenue San Pedro.
More information
Help our Neighbors! 

The Belmont Shore Model Railroad has started a drive to obtain funds to paint their building here in Angels Gate Park. They have set up a GoFundMe to crowd source funds. Thank you for your support.


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. Box 1
San Pedro, CA 90731

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