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The Graff lab

Our Urban Sanctuary

The Graff Lab is an urban sanctuary for artists, kids, and adults that opened after the Los Angeles public school district cut its after-school art programs in 2006. World famous for its graffiti and aerosol art, The Graff Lab is dedicated to providing artists with a safe space to develop their skills. At The Graff Lab artists don’t have to worry about getting harassed by the police or by gangsters; they are free to concentrate on their craft. But The Graff Lab is more than a public art space.

The Graff Lab offers free tutoring and counseling in addition to free dance and music lessons (guitar and drums). The USC Boxing Club has a training facility at The Graff Lab, so free boxing lessons are available as well. Additionally, The Graff Lab hosts a variety of cultural events, including Halloween parties, Thanksgiving get-togethers, a Virgin of Guadalupe celebration and a Christmas toy drive. The Graff Lab also offers historical preservation and small business training through its sister organization: The Pico-Union Housing Corporation.

The Graff Lab is located at 1038 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA at the intersection of Union and Venice. It is just minutes from the Staples Center in downtown LA.

Our Mission

The Graff Lab is dedicated to providing artists with a safe space to develop their skills within urban art, music and dance. The Graff Lab Celebrates the power of Urban Art to positively transform individuals and communities by supporting the development of positive art and artists.

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