Conceived and founded by artist Mark Bradford, activist Allan DiCastro, and philanthropist and art collector Eileen Harris Norton, Art + Practice (A+P) is a private operating 501(c)3 foundation based in Leimert Park, Los Angeles. A+P’s mission is twofold: (1) collaborate with a nonprofit social service provider (i.e. First Place for Youth) to support the needs of 18 to 24-year-old foster youth who are transitioning into adulthood, and (2) provide free access to museum-curated contemporary art celebrating artists of color.

A+P occupies a nearly 20,000 square foot campus in Leimert Park, from which it organizes mission-oriented programs and activities. This campus includes:

  1. An exhibition space for providing South Los Angeles and beyond with free access to museum-curated contemporary art.
  2. A public program space for moderated artist talks, panel discussions, film screenings, lectures, and workshops organized to coincide with exhibitions on view.
  3. A space where First Place for Youth offers housing opportunities and case management — such as individualized education and employment support — for local foster youth.

Admission to all exhibitions and public programs is free and open to the public.


Art + Practice is located in historic Leimert Park Village — a 1.19 square mile neighborhood in South Los Angeles founded by Walter H. Leimert in 1927. The Village includes a central town square, park, tree-lined streets, shops, and eateries.

Parking and Public Transportation: There is metered parking available on Degnan Boulevard and West 43rd Place. Free street parking can be found in the neighboring residential area with a two-block walk to A+P. Bus lines that stop nearby are 40, 102, 210, 705, 710 & 740. The Leimert Park metro stop is scheduled to open late 2021.

Visit Us

Public Programs Space

4334 Degnan Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Open for scheduled programs only

(323) 337-6887

Admission to all A+P programs is free.


For general inquiries, please contact A+P via e-mail at office@artandpractice.org or by phone at (323) 337-6887.

Please note that A+P does not review or accept any unsolicited artworks or portfolios submitted by email, mail, or in person.

A+P does not rent out any part of its campus for events or programs.