Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) originally formed in 1925 as the Municipal Arts Department to provide art and cultural services in neighborhoods, was reorganized by an act of the City Council in July 1980. Since then the Department has undergone a variety of programmatic and organizational changes in response to community needs, fluctuating funding resources, and various directives from the Office of the Mayor and the Los Angeles City Council.
DCA’s mission is to strengthen the quality of life in the City of Los Angeles by stimulating and supporting cultural services and ensuring access to such activities for residents and visitors to the City. DCA advances the social and economic impact of the arts and ensures access to diverse art and cultural activities through grant making, marketing, public art, and community arts.