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Light Bringer Project is a nonprofit, Pasadena-based arts organization founded in 1990 by residents who were exploring the historic contributions that artists, architects and craftsmen made to the local environment. Inspired by these achievements, its founders imagined ways to bring more of today’s artists and their creative resources into the mainstream of community life. Today, the organization is widely known for its arts and educational programs provided to underserved youth in the greater Pasadena and Los Angeles area.


In 2008, Light Bringer Project, established the first Room 13 in North America, at James Foshay Learning Center in South Los Angeles. The following year, the organization launched the second Room 13 studio at Eliot Middle School in Altadena. Soon after, Room 13 Marjorie, a neighborhood model, was begun in the South Bay area and then moved to Hollywood. In the fall of 2010, Light Bringer Project opened the fourth Room 13 studio at John Muir High School in Pasadena. In September, 2013, Room13/San Rafael began at San Rafael Elementary School in Pasadena.