East LA’s Self Help Graphics is moving

Self Help Graphics’ building on Cesar Chavez Boulevard, June 2006
Self Help Graphics’ building on Cesar Chavez Boulevard, June 2006 Memo Pisa El Lodo/Flickr (Creative Commons)

The familiar tile-studded building at the corner of Cesar Chavez Boulevard and Gage Avenue that since the late 1970s has housed Self Help Graphics & Art will no longer be home to the revered art center, an Eastside fixture whose recent years have been rough ones.

In a news release Thursday afternoon, the center announced its impending move to 1300 E. 1st Street, the site of a former fish packing plant near the L.A. River in Boyle Heights, which it will share with a business that works on large-scale art installations. The move comes three years after the building, which had been owned by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, was sold to a private investment firm that since put it up for sale.

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