Los Angeles

Join the RISD Alumni Club of Los Angeles to connect with alumni in our area. The club is run by local alumni volunteers, with support from the Office of Alumni Relations, to meet the interests of alumni in Los Angeles.

Our club organizes informal gatherings to reconnect with fellow alumni. We are eager to hear your ideas about what kind of events would most interest you! Some ideas we have include a #RISDServes volunteer project in our community to observe Founders Day (celebrating the anniversary of RISD's founding on March 22, 1877), meetups before local art and design events, informal conversations with RISD leaders, talks by prominent artists and designers, and more.

We also need people to serve as club leaders and help organize and host our activities.
Contact alumni@risd.edu to get involved!

Photo of RISD alumni celebrating after completing their #RISDServes volunteer project for Founders Day.
Photo of people examining the cleanup work that was needed in the aftermath of the fire.
Photo of an alumni volunteer wearing a face mask while doing clean up work.
Photo of alumni amidst the rubble left in the wake of the fire.
Photo of Michael Maltzan speaking to a group of new students, parents and alumni at a LA Summer Welcome event.
Photo of five new students posing during a LA Summer Welcome event.
Photo of new students, parents and alumni enjoying conversation during a LA Summer Welcome event.
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Photos from the RISD Club of Los Angeles 2019 #RISDServes project and a Summer Welcome event. 

RISD was founded on March 22, 1877 and to honor the resilient spirit of RISD's founders, alumni clubs around the world volunteer service projects in their home communities. For this project, alumni worked with Help California to clean up and rebuild properties devastated by the Woolsey and Hill fires and subsequent heavy rains. Additional photos show alumni, new students, and parents enjoying a reception at a LA Summer Welcome event where alumni welcome students to RISD.

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