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LAaRT features artists, art leaders, and creative endeavors that voice perspectives of the many communities who call California home. Through this local production, PBS SoCaL fosters cultural and community partnerships that embrace our region. Each LAaRT episode features a local art story and several national stories, giving viewers intimate knowledge of their community’s art as well as a broad view of the wider world.

New episodes premiere Mondays at 7:00 PM on PBS SoCaL with encores Fridays at 8:30 PM and Saturdays at 5:00 PM. LAaRT airs Fridays at 4:00 PM on PBS SoCaL Plus.


Arts with Impact

LAaRT once featured the LA Drama Club, a nonprofit which has set the stage for hundreds of inner city students to succeed for 10+ years. One shy child who watched LAaRT asked her parents to enroll her in the LA Drama Club as their newest young actress—just one small instance of PBS SoCaL arts coverage making a difference. PBS SoCaL’s LAaRT focuses on arts with impact to reach the masses through the power of television. PBS SoCaL spotlights arts organizations that support all Californians. These segments are available online to stream into classrooms and nonprofits. Arts education results in higher graduation rates! 

Arts with Impact Partners

PBS SoCaL's Arts with Impact initiative is provided by the California Arts Council.


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