About Us

The Art Centers 

The Art Center program encourages, assists and supports personal artistic development for adults with developmental disabilities. The Centers provide full‚Äźday programming five days a week with professional art instructors in studio facilities. Art instruction is offered in a variety of mediums, such as, water color, oil, pen and ink, printmaking, and ceramics. ECF artists express themselves and build on their innate artistic abilities. In addition to art instruction, the Art Centers offer independent living skills, counseling, and behavior management.

Through juried art shows, gallery and museum exhibitions, silent auctions, and online sales, artists are given exposure and the opportunity to benefit financially from their work, which helps cultivate a sense of accomplishment and self-worth.

Several artists have had their work displayed at the Smithsonian Institution and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Armory in New York City, the Los Angeles Art Show, and different museums and galleries across the country.

Further, to display, exhibit, and sell art work produced by our artists from our four Art Center program studios, our Downtown Art Center (DAC) Gallery is a storefront gallery that serves as hub for ECF’s art work. Artists work is featured and showcased throughout the year; and exhibitions and fundraising events help to promote the sale of art work.

Shipping

Shipping is FREE on most orders, excluding some oversized items. Please allow 7-15 business days for your order to arrive.

ALL items over 36" must be picked up at the Downtown Art Center: 431 S. Broadway, St, Los Angeles, CA 90013. To schedule a pick up time, please call 213-627-7374.

Framing and Mounting

For an additional cost, framing or mounting is offered on all 2D works which are not already framed or mounted.

Framing and mounting is unique to the product purchased and is handmade at ECF PAR Services. If you chose to have your piece framed, please allow an additional 5 business days for your custom framed piece to be completed and shipped to you.

When shopping for your item, framing options are available choosing from the pull-down menu in the product page. Please note that some products are already mounted and/or framed, or on stretcher bars (canvas). In that case, framing options are not available on the product page. 

Please see examples of our framing and mounting options below:

Natural Wood Wrap Framing

Wood is joined using archival wood glue. Artwork is permanently dry-mounted to a 1/4" masonite back using archival adhesive. Frame profile is approximately 2". All frames are glass-less. Please note that at this time, we can only offer natural wood finish frames.


 

Natural Wood Mounting

If you chose to select the "Mounting" option, please note that your finished piece will not have a wood border as seen in the "Framing" option above. Your piece will be permanently fixed to a 1/4" masonite back using archival adhesive. Overall finished mount will have a profile of approximately 2". This is also a glass-less option. Please note that we can only offer natural wood finish at this time.