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ECF Artist Tony Brown presenting his artwork at the DAC Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

ECF Artist Tony Brown presenting his artwork at the DAC Gallery, Los Angeles, California.


Since 1968, the ECF Art Centers have provided adults with developmental disabilities a place to explore their creativity and freedom of expression. At ECF's five art studios located across Los Angeles County, artists with developmental disabilities are encouraged to communicate their personal and creative vision. Talented instructors provide artists with guidance in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, digital art, and ceramics. ECF's approach to mentorship and professional development in the arts has been the catalyst for hundreds of artists to achieve their personal and professional goals.

ECF Art Centers partner with established local and national galleries, museums and other community organizations to connect artists to the greater art community. Juried art shows and local exhibits provide community exposure for artists and their work. We also invite outside artists to participate within the Art Center studios in a Collaborative Artist In Residency Program to foster a creative setting and collaborative environment. ECF's Downtown Art Center Gallery (DAC Gallery) also creates opportunities for ECF artists to interact with members of the broader art community.