Self Help Graphics & Art

  • CA


1300 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles
United States

About Us


Incorporated in 1973, Self Help Graphics & Art is the leading non-profit visual arts center serving the predominantly Latino community of Los Angeles. Self Help Graphics' mission is to drive the creation of new work by Chicano and Latino artists through fine art printmaking and multiple visual art forms.


Self Help Graphics' vision is to be the pre-eminent center for Latino art in printmaking, exhibition and training, and to be a resource for young and emerging artists.


Spirituality and Creative Heart: Acknowledge the experience of art as a spiritual form of expression that reflects our community's sense of hope and soul, (in memory of Self Help Grpahics' founder, Sister Karen Boccalero).

Social Consciousness: Promote socially engaging art with a conscience in service to the Latino community and diverse audiences through artistic freedom and cultural affirmation.

Integrity: Achieve the highest quality of operations with accountability and transparency through diligent, dedicated and equitable practices.

Inclusion: Build relationships across generations and communities by encouraging artistic expression through collaboration.

Innovative: Continuously re-invent programming, creating new and resourceful ways of showcasing artists.

Accessibility: Serve as a gateway to experience and appreciate art, and to provide art at a reasonable value.