The philosophy of St. Elmo Village is that all people are creative and powerful in their own way.
For over 48 years, St. Elmo Village has been an oasis for artists, musicians and community leaders.
It is one of the oldest grassroots organizations in Los Angeles dedicated to human development through the arts. Our purpose is to provide a safe space for all people to explore and develop their creativity.
Established by two artists in 1969, the Village has continued to contribute to the Arts and promote personal development through free art workshops,
cultural events, educational programs, and tours for students of all ages.
"We nurture the positive aspects of life, directing the youth to pursue achievable goals and helping adults rediscover their creative spirit."
We are raising funds to sustain our artistic and educational programs:
- Free children and adult art workshops as a vehicle for self-expression and personal transformation
- Programs to give youth opportunities to develop new life skills
- Hosting more community-building events
Campaign funds will be used towards sustainability, preservation and growing our organization. 100% of your donation will go towards programming and updates to keep the Village viable. No amount is too small or large! Your generous tax-deductible donation will go towards:
- Children’s Art Workshops (per year) - $5,000
- Programming: Computer Graphics, Children's Culinary Skills and Creative Writing Workshops - $10,000
- Community Project: Courtyard Mural Restoration- $10,000
- Upgrade office computer - $3,000
- Staff Assistant (per year) - $22,000
Donating just $10 helps two children attend an art workshop for free. Every dollar counts. We need your help, and we would be so grateful for your support!
St. Elmo Village is not just a nonprofit Arts organization, it is a way of life. It is a way of being. By engaging people through culturally impactful events and art-making, we hope to pass on our values of imagination, education, self-reliance, and community to every one who participates or visits.
Thank you so much for your donation and helping to keep creativity accessible to all!
St. Elmo Village team and volunteers