About Us

In honor of Millard Sheets and his dedication to the arts in the Pomona Valley and the contributions of artists throughout our history here in Southern California; our mission is to provide access for all to engage, learn, and experience the fine and applied arts through the legacy of Millard Sheets and the California Arts Movement.

We support our artists through academically focused art instruction taught within the 20,000 square foot facility which provides our artists with ceramic, painting, and drawing studios. In addition, we have created a unique exhibition schedule that presents artwork at each stage of an artist’s career shown in more than 6,000 square feet of gallery space.

All of our programs are open to the public and dedicated to nurturing the growth of future generations. Our surrounding communities have a long and rich history of producing influential artists and providing innovative art education within our primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities. We are proud to be a part of that legacy and to have the opportunity to continue supporting our traditions and the arts as a whole.


The Millard Sheets Art Center dates back to the first Los Angeles County Fair in 1922. By 1937, the program expanded to a 20,000-squarefoot site designed by Millard Sheets and completed by the Works Progress Administration, establishing itself as the first major gallery dedicated to art in Los Angeles County.

In 2014, the Los Angeles County Fair Association made a commitment to providing public art education and exhibitions and did so by dedicating the Millard Sheets Art Center as a year round facility and part of The Learning Centers at Fairplex.

Today, this commitment has resulted in new arts programming that now includes options for families, professional artists, high school and middle school students, and the curious and creative alike.

The Learning Centers

    For more than 90 years, the Los Angeles County Fair Association has demonstrated its commitment to the community. Beginning with the first fair in 1922, the Association has a historic reputation of building stronger communities throughout Southern California using fun, educational, and collaborative efforts.

    By serving unmet educational needs, The Learning Centers at Fairplex (TLC) is the Association’s most meaningful example of its impact on the community today.


Our Art Committee is an advisory committee comprised of volunteers throughout the community who work together to develop the art center in to a regional center for the visual arts. Led by our Chair Laura Bollinger, the committee seeks resources, strategies, and cooperation during quarterly meetings and advocate on behalf of our mission in between at events here at the art center as well as throughout the community.

We are always grateful for their participation and dedication to the arts and the Millard Sheets Art Center.

Internships and Employment

  • Internships

    Internships at the art center offer a unique opportunity for students in high school and college to gain valuable experience in art education, curating, and arts administration. Our 2016 internships have not yet been posted, but please check back soon.

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  • Employment

    Currently, there are no employment opportunities available.