Photo: Gina Clyne


Clockshop is an arts organization in Los Angeles working to expand the dialogue around cultural production, politics and urban space by commissioning new projects by artists and writers and partnering with diverse institutions. Clockshop is known for its unique collaboration with California State Parks, the Bowtie, through which the organization executes artist projects, campouts, and student field trips on a plot of undeveloped land adjacent to the LA River. Clockshop was founded by artist and filmmaker Julia Meltzer in 2004.

Clockshop does not accept unsolicited portfolios or proposals.


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Clockshop is located in a former porcelain mold factory in Frogtown, adjacent to the LA River:

2806 Clearwater St.
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Clockshop shares its space with elysian, a bar and restaurant run by David Thorne and his dedicated staff. Clockshop and elysian are also occasional collaborators.

Many Clockshop events happen at the Bowtie (2780 W. Casitas Ave. 90039). More information about the Bowtie Project is here.

Clockshop has also executed projects on LA city streets, and at various partner institutions, such as California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), [ALOUD] at the Los Angeles Public Library, the Huntington, and the Armory Center for the Arts.


For information on the board and staff, click here.


For a selection of Clockshop’s press coverage, click here.


Clockshop is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and relies on the generosity of government, foundation, and corporate support, as well as individual donors. Donations can be made at anytime here.

As an artist-run organization, Clockshop has a strong conviction that producers of culture should be paid for their time and engagement. All Clockshop participants—artists, writers, performers, activists, chefs—are compensated. Clockshop is proudly W.A.G.E. Certified.


Clockshop’s programs are currently supported by:

Additional supporting organizations include the Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation, the Diane and Guilford Glazer Foundation, UCLA’s Comparative Literature Department, the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA’s Near Eastern Languages and Culture Department and the Maurice Amado Program in Sephardic Studies.

Website by Judith Prays and Marty Spellerberg.