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Founded in 1993, Venice Arts is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ignite, expand, and transform the lives of Los Angeles’ low-income youth through photography and film education, and to use its participatory storytelling practices to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities around the world.

Through its three core programs—Art Mentoring & Education, Gallery & Public Programs, and Participatory Documentary Programs—Venice Arts offers high-impact education to low-income youths, while fostering a space for artists, community members, and families to interact through a regular series of exhibitions, film screenings, and public programs. It is the philosophy of Venice Arts that self-expression, particularly through the arts, has the potential to transform and empower young people to see greater possibilities for themselves and for their communities.

Check out the gallery below to see a visual timeline of major projects and initiatives throughout our 23-year history, or explore our site to learn more about the staff & board, artist-mentors, and students at Venice Arts, and explore how you can get involved as a volunteer or support our programs financially.

Venice Arts: 24 Years of Transforming Lives

Discover 24 years of participatory documentary media making — from Venice to Myanmar — in this visual timeline of major projects and initiat ...
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