project paint and jail guitar doors

A Benefit for one of our Arts-in-Corrections partners: Jail Guitar Doors

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 8:00pm

The Ford Theater - 2580 Cahuenga Blvd E, Los Angeles, CA 90068


Former MC5 guitarist and Jail Guitar Doors USA co-founder Wayne Kramer will once again take the stage in support of this nonprofit organization that uses music to help rehabilitate prisoners and youth offenders. This year’s concert will include a rare live performance by Moby. Other performances include Mindy JonesTripp BeamJulie MintzJonathan NesvadbaDaron MurphyLaura Dawn and special guest Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers). Former Los Angeles poet laureate Luis Rodriguez will perform and emcee, and jazz legend Phil Ranelin will be featured with Jack Bowers and the Soledad Jazz Workshop.

Jail Guitar Doors is partnering with Project PAINT to showcase work made by our artists. The team is eager to share the artwork of those incarcerated at R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility and California State Prison, Centinela by having a special exhibition before the show. Located on Edison Plaza, the presented artwork will highlight an array of themes, represent diverse media and demonstrate projects completed in multiple classes.

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FUTURE IDs at alcatraz

Project PAINT artists’ is featured in the unique site-specific exhibition, Future IDs at Alcatraz in the iconic prison-turned-national parkThe exhibition opened to the public in January and will run thru October 19, 2019. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of monthly public programs on the 3rd Saturday of each month. These performances, workshops, and symposia have been be co-curated with local organizations, institutions, and community members.

Where: The New Industries Building on Alcatraz Island. Entry is free with the purchase of an Alcatraz ticket. The ferry leaves from Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing. To check availability and reserve a ticket, visit

When: Open daily 11am - 4pm, February 16 - October 19, 2019

Parking: Public transportation is highly recommended. There is limited parking at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing. Street parking and parking lots are available along the Embarcadero

Public Transportation: The following MUNI bus lines stop near Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing: F Line Historic Streetcar (Bay Street stop), #8 Bayshore (Kearny Street & North Point stop), #82x Levi Plaza Express (Levi Plaza, Sansome & Filbert Street stop) 

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Teaching Artist, Linda Litteral (left), participated in a workshop at the exhibition.  Photo: Peter Merts

Teaching Artist, Linda Litteral (left), participated in a workshop at the exhibition. Photo: Peter Merts

Future IDs at Alcatraz is designed by artist Gregory Sale working in collaboration with Dr. Luis Garcia, Kirn Kim, Ryan Lo, Dominique Bell, Aaron Mercado, LaVell Baylor, and Sabrina Reed; with support from the creative team of Chris Sicat, Sara Cochran, Jamee Crusan, Jessica Tully and Sara Daleiden.

They are working with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, 
Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Prisoners Reentry Network, William James Association/Prison Arts Project, Project Rebound/California State University Fresno,
Project Paint/Prison Arts Initiative, Fort Mason  Center for Arts and Culture, Montalvo Arts Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, ModNomad Studio, and others. The project is supported in part by grants from Creative Capital Foundation, A Blade of Grass/David Rockefeller Fund, SPArt (social practice art), and Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

7th annual san diego zine fest

View and purchase limited-edition publications produced by Project PAINT at the 2019 San Diego Zinefest on October 6th from 12:00-6:00pm at Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan!

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INSIDE/OUTSIDE at art produce

OUR SHOW AT art produce GALLERY IN North Park opens next month AND centers around a collaboration between incarcerated Project PAINT participants and San Diego and LA-based artists.

Opening Reception & Panel Discussion- 6:00-8:00pm Saturday, May 4th

North Park Festival of the Arts- 12:00-5:00pm Saturday, May 11th

Gallery open to the public 12-6pm, Tuesday-Sunday, 4/27 - 5/19

Richard j. donovan Programs showcase at SDSU


6th annual san diego zine fest

View and purchase limited-edition publications produced by Project PAINT at the 2018 San Diego Zinefest on September 29th! Click the flyer for more info.


Our show at the hill street country club gallery in oceanside opened july 29th and featured work by 50 Project PAINT Artists!

Opening Reception - 4:00-7:00pm Sunday, July 29th

Panel Discussion - 4:00-6:00pm Saturday, August 4th

Gallery open to the public 7/31 - 8/03 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Thank you for joining us at Fresh Start, an art exhibition featuring work by Project PAINT artists inside the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility. Check out some photos below and don't forget to visit the shop!

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