POSTPONED - 17th Annual Art Exhibit

Art Exhibit


Dear Participants, 

Due to growing concerns regarding the coronavirus, the Los Angeles Department of Aging has decided to postpone the Art Reception scheduled for May 14th and the month-long Art Exhibit until further notice. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified older adults as being at higher risk of getting sick from this illness. We want to do all we can to protect you and your loved ones from this illness by limiting potential exposure through public gatherings and places. 

We apologize for the inconvenience and will inform you when we've re-scheduled the Art Exhibit. 



The Los Angeles Department of Aging


The Los Angeles Department of Aging is hosting its 17th Annual Senior Art Exhibit in partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library, the SCAN Foundation, and Recreation and Parks. Our Department will be accepting submissions from amateur artists whose artwork may be displayed at the Los Angeles Central Public Library in May 2020 as a way to celebrate the Older Americans Month. Through their artwork, older adults can express their creativity and connect with others in their community. This year's theme is "Make Your Mark" which encourages and celebrates contributions by older adults to our communities. We wish to highlight the wonderful impact older adults have on others when they contribute their time, talents, and share their experiences. See below for participant and entry guidelines.

If you have any questions please contact us at 213-482-7252 or email us at

Participants Must:

  • Be 60 years of age or older
  • Be an amateur artist (i.e. no formal training or instructional background)
  • Live in the City of Los Angeles (or take an art class offered by the City of Los Angeles)

Artwork Must:

  • Be a maximum size of 22 x 28 inches
  • Be able to be wall mounted
  • Not have glass framing
  • Have 1/2 inch (or more) frame width
  • Be an original piece
  • Be related to his year's theme

Photo Credit: William Kidston