LA Artcore’s 4th Annual Lydia Takeshita Summer Benefit & Art Auction takes place on July 22, 2023 from 12-4pm. This year’s LA Artcore Benefit 2023 will be held both in-person at LA Artcore, 120 Judge John Aiso St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 as well as  online. Get Early Bird-rate tickets through July 7, 2023.

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LA Artcore Benefit 2023

Don’t miss your chance to support LA Artcore’s 4th Annual Benefit & Silent Art Auction. Your purchase of a ticket gives you access to bid on over 100 works of art by local artists. Your support helps LA Artcore continue its exhibit programs that center Los Angeles’ diverse artistic voices!

About LA Artcore

LA Artcore evolved out of the social and artistic interactions of students at Cal State LA’s fine arts department, under the tutelage of Founding Director Lydia Takeshita during the 1960s and 1970s. Regular gatherings were held at Central Park in Pasadena, to further engage in critiques and discussion outside of class. This became the “core” of LA Artcore and manifested into a student-run space at Cal State University. LA Artcore incorporated as a 501-c 3 nonprofit corporation in 1981, and produced numerous exhibits along with its in-house publication, Visions Art Quarterly which covered local and regional artists and exhibits until 1991.

At the same time, LA Artcore established its International Exchange Program and enjoyed partnerships with artists, Kamol Tassananchalee, Yoshio Ikezaki, and Nobu Kano. LA Artcore has conducted exchange programs with Thailand, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Italy, San Luis Obispo, and Albuquerque.

With the passing of its Founder and Director, Lydia Takeshita at the age of 92 in 2019, Artcore’s board of directors reconstituted the organization. It’s current Executive Director, Pranay Reddy has grown within the organization since 2006. Reddy has since recalibrated the organization with a progressive arts vision. This combines both boundary-breaking artistic expression with community arts youth arts programming and adult arts education.

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What: LA Artcore’s 4th Annual Lydia Takeshita Summer Benefit & Art Auction!
Where: LA Artcore, 120 Judge John Also Street, LA 90012
When: July 22, 2023, 12:00pm – 4:00pm