Photo: Gina Clyne


Clockshop is an artist-run organization that creates new conversations about Los Angeles and the world beyond. We commission work by artists and writers, curate public programs about pressing issues, and collaborate with larger institutions to reimagine what is possible. Clockshop is especially known for its partnership with California State Parks, the Bowtie Project. Clockshop’s work at the Bowtie animates an underused public space and pushes our community to 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, 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 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.