Watts Towers Arts Center

Watts Towers Arts Center

Since its founding in 1961, the Watts Towers Arts Center has served as a cultural pillar of the Watts Community. Through extensive arts education, cultural programming, and artistic and political exhibits, the Center preserves a long history of creativity and paves the way for a new generation of talented artists.

Preserving Heritage, Inspiring Innovation

Watts Towers Arts Center

Over the course of 33 years, Simon Rodia constructed the now famous Watts Towers, which is the world's largest single construction by an individual. Since its completion in 1954, the Watts Towers have played an integral role in the culture and heritage of the Watts community. The Watts Towers Arts Center was founded in 1961. Since then, the Center has been inextricably linked to the Watts Towers, serving as a source of cultural enrichment and arts education for several generations within the community. They provide tours, lectures, and classes in multi-media arts, and produce renowned exhibits, all of which attract both local and international attention.

GRoW Support


The Watts Towers Arts Center Exhibition: "I Wanted to do Something Big..." Opening September 2022 


General Operating Support

Watts Towers Community Action Council 


General Operating Support

Friends of Watts Towers Arts Center 


Event - 42nd Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival

Project - Sculpture of Simon Rodia
Exhibition - Creative Souls: African American Artists in Greater Los Angeles



Event - 41st Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival

Watts Towers Arts Center

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Artbound: The Watts Towers Arts Center (Season 11, Episode 4)