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September 21, 2018
21 Sep 2018

GreenwayReads Kick Off 2018!

GreenwayReads has officially begun! We kicked off the program on Friday, 9/13, serving over 400 students and teachers who will be exploring Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. Thanks to all of the students, teachers, and Greenway staff who made the event a success! 

June 20, 2018
20 Jun 2018

Art Contest for Ripe Frenzy

Students Voices Speak through Ripe Frenzy’s Art Contest


A moving collection of works visualizing the effects of gun violence on school campuses was unveiled in the theater.

GIA recently collaborated with the Greenway Court Theatre (GCT) in sponsoring an art contest based on the subject matter for Greenway’s most recent production: Ripe Frenzy. This play grapples with high school gun violence by looking at it through the lens of the media chaos and its devastating effects on already tragic events.

Greenway provided participating students with art supplies and received works from over 30 student in response to the prompt “Gun violence in schools #enough.” Each work shows depth and thoughtfulness about a charged issue that touches student lives every day.

The contest winners were as follows: 1st place– Michelle Macario, 10th grade; 2nd place– Karen Castillo, 10th grade; 3rd place– Nikka Gayoso 12th grade.

June 20, 2018
20 Jun 2018

MTP Student Day 2018

Fairfax Students Take Over MTP

The Fairfax Student Market Takeover made for an unforgettable Sunday!

On May 6th, students from Fairfax High School dazzled Melrose Trading Post (MTP) market goers with science, swag, and singing.

The Main Stage performances featured student singers, bands, and an ensemble cast showing off their chops in a snippet from the school’s spring production, Fame Jr. The food court was buzzing with activity for the entire day, with the open, interactive science fair tents and a booth selling “STRAIGHT OUTTA FAIRFAX” merch to true Fairfax fanatics.

Greenway was especially excited and proud to announce the three winners of its annual scholarship. These graduating seniors received our prizes: Maricarmen Solis Diaz- $4,000; Christina Carrera-$2,000; Astou Mbacke- $2,000.

The students really outdid themselves this year! Stay tuned for more on how GIA and MTP promote expression, entrepreneurship, and experiments at FHS.

June 19, 2018
19 Jun 2018

GIA Spring Student Showcase 2018

GIA Spring Showcase 2018 is a hit!

Congratulations to our students and interns on an incredible culminating event!

This semester has been full of creativity and growth, hard work and grit, laughter and spirit. We are so incredibly proud of our after school workshop students and interns for what they’ve accomplished this semester, and this year!

A special thank you to our Teaching Artists who have been instrumental in making our after school programs a success: Charlie Cohen, Natasha Woolridge, and Jameelah Nuriddin.

Greenway is so grateful to be home to so much of the spectacular talent from Fairfax High School.


May 5, 2016
05 May 2016

#ARTS THRIVE THURSDAY features Melrose Storefront Design Project student- artists

#ARTS THRIVE THURSDAY features Melrose Storefront Design Project student- artists:

Chris Arrez, Elsie Avellaneda, Martin Barbara, Rene Barrenos, Karen Castillo, Brenda Cuenca, Jamey Dettman, Shantal Flores, Karen Garcia, Emily Garcia, Daniel Gonzalez, Tyaira Gonzalez, Rodrigo Hernandez, Jenny Herrera, Ricardo Hinojosa, Belen Leon, Iolanu Livesay-lum, Christopher Lopez, Bridget Macario, John Macario, Michelle Macario, Yecenia Martinez, Brandon Martinez, Anisa Martorebo, Angel Moran, Simran Neeru Sahil, Jessica Rivera, Jose Rocha, Angie Romero, Joselyn Rosales, Annisa Takari, Eric Tamayo, Jonathan Thompson, Anthony Torres

This Spring Fairfax students participated in Greenway’s Arts Integration Program both during and after school in an effort to gain design and real life marketing skills as they helped create, stage and implement storefront displays for empty business spaces along Melrose. In collaboration with the Melrose Business Improvement District (Melrose BID) the students were able to meet with business owners and research the type of stores that wanted student participation in order to design meaningful and eye-catching displays.

Greenway congratulates all of the students that were a part of the process to create an even more thriving and exciting Melrose shopping experience. 


April 21, 2016
21 Apr 2016

#ArtsThriveThursday 3rd Featured Student- Artist: Cira Davis

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Titles: Botanical Circle, Fox Pattern, Polaroid Girl, Springtime Pattern

Greenway Institute for the Arts proudly presents the work and accomplishments of CIRA DAVIS as this week’s #ARTS THRIVE THURSDAY featured student- artist. 

Cira Davis is a 9th grade student at Fairfax who is passionate about art and design. She does most of her artwork digitally, using a drawing app on her iPad. She enjoys illustrating flowers, fashion, and animals, as well as creating patterns and doing calligraphy and hand lettering.

Congratulations CIRA! Catch her work on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter @greenwayartsed 


April 14, 2016
14 Apr 2016

#ArtsThriveThursday Featured Student- Artist: Nicole Marie

Greenway Institute for the Arts proudly presents the work and accomplishments of Nicole Marie as this week’s #ARTS THRIVE THURSDAY featured student- artist.

Nicole Marie is a 15 year-old singer and Freshman at Fairfax HS. She has been singing for over seven years. She has studied various styles such as classical, country, musical theater, jazz, and pop. She spends her weekends singing, playing the guitar and piano, and trying to write her own songs. Nicole has performed onstage at talent competitions and open mics. Her goal is to become a professional pop singer-songwriter.

Congratulations Nicole! Catch her voice on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter @greenwayartsed 


April 7, 2016
07 Apr 2016

#ArtsThriveThursday Featured Student- Artist: Jenny Herrera

Greenway Institute for the Arts proudly presents the work and accomplishments of Jenny Herrera as our first ever #ARTS THRIVE THURSDAY featured student- artist.

Jenny Herrera is a student at Fairfax Senior High. Currently in her last semester of school, Jenny has experienced art in many forms, including sculpture, photography, painting, and drawing. During her time outside of school, she is constantly thinking of ways to involve art in her everyday life. “Art is more than just a hobby or a talent, it’s everything around us,” she says. She was inspired by her father, Manuel Herrera, who spent his youth drawing cartoons. Her long-term goals involve her artwork, and she hopes one day to apply her talent towards our community using mixed media.

Congratulations Jenny! Catch her art on Instagram and Twitter @greenwayartsed


April 24, 2015
24 Apr 2015

Greenway Go!

homepage-brandGreenway GO was designed to provide access to and engagement in the arts to the Los Angeles community. By building on current initiatives, we envision the program as a vital entry point for students and the community to experience a variety of art events for free or for a very low cost. Greenway GO is part of a larger, evolving effort to engage in creative placemaking, accessibility, and true community building through the arts. As Greenway continues to grow and explore a new model for how arts, education and social enterprise can work together to help organizations remain both relevant and economically viable, it is simultaneously important that we find ways to include access points for community members who may be shut out by traditional pricing, location and lack of connection to the art itself.

Our current assets for this initiative are:

  1. The Greenway Court Theatre – Greenway curates a season of theatrical experiences at that include co-productions, original works and curated presented offerings.
  2. Melrose Trading Post – art-based marketplace held every Sunday at Fairfax High School. Greenway’s signature social enterprise program.
  3. Da’ Poetry Lounge is a low-cost, open mic’ poetry and spoken word event produced every Tuesday night, and is the largest, longest-running and most diverse weekly spoken word event in the country, engaging poets of all ages and backgrounds in this standing-room only event. DPL served as one of the inspirations for Russell Simmons’ Tony-awarding winning Def Poetry Jam.
  4. InkSlam – an annual festival of workshops and poetry competitions for all ages, that attracts local and national poets to this popular, three-day event.
February 17, 2011
17 Feb 2011

Welcome to Greenway Institute of the Arts

Welcome to our new website! We look forward to sharing our students stories, updates on programming, event notices and more! Please drop us a line if you have any feedback!