LHAC is where community revitalization happens through art and creativity
Dynamic, creative, and sustainable communities that draw from residents' skills, talents, and passion.
Creativity leads to life improvement: from creative thinking and interaction, through inspiration and production, to positive impact and transformation. We utilize three channels to implement our vision:
free consecutive architectural design/tech programs
community projects and installations
accessible open-air expo and art shows
introduce innovative design programs and take community free education to the next level
stimulate creativity, vibrant communication and strong relationships based on shared values
help developing skills, knowledge, imagination, curiosity and inventiveness to empower youth for life success, strengthen communities, and shape our future together
improve community landscape by designing and building public art objects and structures
grow a sense of belonging, ownership, and stewardship for shared public spaces
In the summer of 2015, local artists - residents of Lawrence Heights, formed an art collective working on visual art, landscape design, and sculpture. The artists decorated and maintained a community park, planted flowers and bushes, designed and installed garden sculptures, built bird houses and painted public benches. Soon after, the LH housing administration acknowledged the artists' initiative and housed the art collective in a unit that became vacant when the Lawrence Heights revitalization project began. The art collective transformed an ordinary apartment into a multifunctional public space. As a result, LHAC started to officially operate in March 2016. While serving the local artists as a public workshop and a community art museum, LHAC also offers music and animation programs for kids and teens. The art collective has engaged different groups of the community including kids, families, and seniors into various art projects such as the Christmas Celebration and Easter Egg decoration. A series of the LHAC exhibits have introduced local artists to the LH community and broader audience. Every day, we discover new talents and gain new supporters. Evolved from the grass roots of Lawrence Heights, LHAC has become an agency that promotes local artists, educates community members through art programs, and ultimately revitalizes communal spirit, creative energy, and sense of belonging, inclusiveness and uniqueness.