Photo: Gina Clyne


Clockshop is a multidisciplinary arts organization in Los Angeles that creates new conversations about art, politics, and urban space. We commission work by artists and writers, curate inclusive public programs about pressing social and political issues, and collaborate with institutions to strengthen the social fabric of our community and the world beyond. Our core activity is the production of year-round commissions, conversations, and community events. We also bring this mission to our partnership with California State Parks on the Bowtie Project, an underused public space along the Los Angeles River. Together, we help our community realize its agency in shaping the future of the city.

Clockshop is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, 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, an event venue 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 Armory Center for the Arts.


For information on the board and staff, click here.

Work Opportunities

To view current work opportunities 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, and Karen Hillenburg.

Website by Judith Prays and Marty Spellerberg.