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Painted Brain | Community Center
We're bridging communities and changing the conversation about mental illness using arts and media.
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Community Center


5980 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035


Monday & Wednesday

11 am – 3 pm

Community meetings every Monday & Wednesday at 12:30pm.

These meetings are a chance to check in on one’s mental wellness and meet with fellow Painted Brain community members.

Art & Community Programs

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PB Community Arts Program

Painted Brain and the Los Angeles County Department of Arts & Culture present the Painted Brain Community Arts Program which provides access to arts programming that promotes community-building and supports mental health to underserved communities of Los Angeles County.

This program will provide underserved artists with access to PB’s weekly open studio workshops which feature a variety of art materials, art equipment, and the opportunity to learn and practice art modalities. Selected artists will also learn how to put on an art show, art installation, creating a press kit, marketing and promoting your work. Additionally, this program will provide selected participants with the opportunity to showcase their work at one of four public art events hosted by PB.

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Project New Start

Project New Start is a job placement program that offers mental health and legal services for individuals who have experienced incarceration. Our team works together to develop an individualized plan that meets the needs of each participant in overcoming barriers to employment.

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Reentry Through the Arts Program

Painted Brain and the California Arts Council present the Reentry Through the Arts Program designed to provide access to arts programming that promotes community building, supports mental health and community integration to returned residents of Los Angeles County. This program will support 6 adult artists (2 cohorts of 3) in expanding their artistic skills and talents.

Selected artists will have access to PB’s open studio workshops with a variety of art materials and equipment that supports their medium and the opportunity to learn and practice industrial arts modalities. In addition, each Artist will have the opportunity to learn art show development and receive guidance on art show installation, marketing and showcasing the work they have created. Each cohort will culminate with a public arts event featuring art developed and curated by the Artists. Our art events will focus on utilizing the arts for healing, community integration, and skill building.


Rite of Passage Exhibition

Painted Brain hosted an interactive art exhibition Friday October 28th titled Rite of Passage. This exhibition highlighted the works of their first cohort for the PB Community Arts Program which provides a residency for artists from underserved communities in Los Angeles. These artists included Richard McKinley, Shawna Wiggins, Lucien Lee and a collective installation by Kevin Ly & Tania Torres.

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This showcase used art to speak on global cultures coming of age and how that process to adulthood forms one’s self identity. Each artist took their own approach and direction to express this ideal.

For the next month, you can still come view and interact with this exhibition at the Painted Brain Community Center. For more information on these artists and our community arts programs please visit, and follow us @thepaintedbrain.

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