Chimes for Change Event Announcement!

Our students at Larchmont High have been really hard at work these past few months designing their chimes and learning from our Artist Mentors in the process. Our vision for hanging these beautiful chimes from a portable, tree-like form have come true - and the end result is going to be amazing! We've been extremely ...

ARTIST MENTOR SPOTLIGHT: NiNo Alicea

In our new Artist Mentor Spotlight feature, we'll introduce you to one of our incredible teaching artists and give you an opportunity to get to know them a little better! First up: Nino Alicea!  In addition to his work with Ruckus Roots as a visual art and design mentor, Nino is a muralist, painter and sculptor living and ...

Crowdfunding Success and Chimes for Change Launch

  We are very pleased to announce that we're starting 2017 with a bang. Thanks to YOU, we met (actually surpassed) our 10K goal and raised $11,300 during our end of year crowdfunder. What an inspiring way to end 2016 and begin a new year and new program. Thank you to everyone who donated and has ...

New Chimes for Change Program at Larchmont

We are very excited to announce a new Chimes for Change program will begin at Larchmont High School in January. This fall and winter we have been reviewing feedback from our pilot Chimes for Change program, applying what we learned to planning the new one, and we're making some exciting changes and additions to the curriculum ...

Thank You, Lush Charity Pot!

RuckusRoots receives $10,100 through charitable giving program! We are pleased to announce that RuckusRoots has received a generous grant from LUSH North America's Charity Pot Program. This amazing cosmetics company donates thousands every year to grassroots organizations, and we are very grateful to have been selected as one of these. The funds will be used to ...

Student Presentation: Opening Day at the Los Angeles Zoo

Our Wild Art Sculpture concluded its 5-week exhibition at the Los Angeles Zoo yesterday, after celebrating Endangered Species Day for the Zoo's Wild for the Planet event. It was a perfect ending to a wonderful month, during which we met many awesome Angelinos who care about our planet, its creatures and the arts! The sculpture ...

Unveiling of Wild Art Sculpture at the LA Zoo

On April 23rd, we unveiled our Wild Art sculpture at the Los Angeles Zoo. Thanks to our crowdfunder from last fall, the Highland Park Neighborhood Council and Academia Avance Charter School, we were able to make this unprecedented event happen. Our Wild Art sculpture is the first outside art piece to ever be installed at ...

We’re Going to the Zoo!

We are very happy to announce that we have found placement for our Wild Art sculpture! Thank you to everyone who has supported this project along the way, and thank you in advance to everyone who will help us build it. Here are the Details Our students' Wild Art paintings will be on display for a month starting ...

Discovery Through Drawing with Black Box Consortium

Through the month of March, RuckusRoots has been enjoying a new collaboration with Black Box Consortium. This non profit organization was founded with the mission of empowering youth to pursue an education and profession in the field of Art and Design. To do that, Black Box is creating workshops and mentorship programs for our community in ...