Galleries are currently closed and will reopen August 9.

Visitor & Student Policies

COVID-19 Protocols

Visiting our Gallery

Studio Class Policies

Parking & Accessibility

Supporting the Armory

Armory Photography and Video Policy

The Armory reserves the right to photograph, record, and digitally document students and visitors in our building and artworks created onsite. These photos and videos are for fundraising, promotional, non-commercial, and educational purposes online and via print. By being present during these activities, you and/or your child(ren) consent to the use of your/their appearance and likeness by Armory Center for the Arts and its licensees, designees, or assignees, in all media, worldwide, in perpetuity. If you would like to opt-out, please email us at information@armoryarts.org or speak with one of our Visitors Services Associates if you have questions, concerns, or requests in regards to this policy. Thank you.


COVID-19 Guidelines

Are masks mandatory?

  • Effective April 10, 2023, masks are no longer mandatory. Masking for the general public and staff is strongly encouraged and based on individual preference. Vulnerable populations, including people who are elderly, immunocompromised, or have underlying health conditions, and those who have contact with them should consider masking in indoor public spaces. Masks will continue to be made available to employees and students upon request. Mask guidelines are subject to change at any time as we continue to monitor outbreaks and community transmission rates.

Are COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory?

  • As of April 10, 2023, the Armory will no longer require proof of vaccination or boosters from students or visitors to the building. Armory staff, students and visitors are strongly recommended to stay up to date on vaccines and boosters. In order for us to continue on this trajectory, it’s critical for the Armory community to stay healthy by testing before gatherings, and most importantly, stay home when sick. The updated bivalent booster has been shown to significantly reduce hospitalizations and deaths when compared to individuals who had been vaccinated.

Visiting our Gallery

Are reservations required?

  • No. 

How can I prepare for my visit?

  • Please click here for more information on the current exhibition and programs.

    Consider purchasing our exhibition catalogues, including Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe, Below the Underground: Renegade Art and Action in 1990s Mexico, and Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment. Follow the directions in the link to pay in advance, and we’ll have your purchase ready for you.

May I take photos or videos of artwork in the gallery?

Informal pictures and videos using handheld cameras, video cameras, and camera phones are welcome in the Armory galleries, subject to the following:

  • To protect the art and for the safety and enjoyment of all visitors, no flash photography or tripods, monopods, or selfie sticks are allowed.
  • Additional photographic equipment such as lights, reflectors, props, costumes, handheld microphones, models, and drones are prohibited.
  • A safe distance must be maintained from all artwork, cases, platforms, and pedestals. Cameras must be kept a minimum of 18 inches away from artwork and may never be held over an artwork.

Live-Streaming Video Apps 

Live-streaming video apps such as Instagram and Facebook Live are allowed in the gallery, so long as you respect the privacy of other visitors and that volunteers, staff, and artists are not be interviewed or otherwise engaged in a way that takes them away from their primary job duties or performance. Also, follow the same conditions described above. If you would like to schedule interviews with artists, curators, or team members, please contact us at exhibitions@armoryarts.org

Privacy and Visitor Experience 

Please be mindful that your photography or video activities respect the needs and privacy of other visitors and do not distract staff or volunteers from their primary duties. The Armory reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph or videotape on its premises if it is a disruption and/or is perceived that it might endanger works of art or other visitors.

Thank you for visiting! 

Please tag @ArmoryArts on social media if sharing the photos online. We’d love to feature you on our social media platforms. 

Media Inquiries

For inquiries about the personal portrait, engagement, wedding, and family photography sessions; commercial filming and photography; student filming and photography projects; or any press-related inquiries, please contact news@armoryarts.org 

Adult supervision of all children is required

Young children may not be carried on shoulders, but strollers are welcome. You can also pick up a Family Guide to use with your children as you go through the exhibition!

We love pencils!

All guests are permitted to take notes and make sketches in the galleries using pencils. Please keep ink, charcoal, markers, oils, and other liquid media at home or safely stowed away.

Parking & Accessibility

Where can I park?

  • New Parking Rates: On November 1st, 2021, the Pasadena City Council approved a new pricing structure for the three Old Pasadena Park & Walk Garages. The new pricing structure went into effect on July 1st, 2022, and is as follows:
    0-2 Hours $1.00
    $2.00 per hour for every hour thereafter
    $12.00 Daily Max
  • Street parking doesn't charge before 11 am on weekdays.
  • To learn more about parking, view parking options in Old Pasadena.
  • Designated parking for people with disabilities is available in the back of the Armory building. 
  • Additional information on parking in Old Pasadena may be found here.

What accessibility accommodations are in place?

  • The Armory is wheelchair and stroller accessible. There are several ADA parking spots in the Marriott garage directly north of the Armory as well as metered street parking. All Armory galleries, classrooms, meeting rooms, and restrooms are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
  • Restrooms: A designated women's restroom as well as a lockable, all-gender restroom can be found just past our front entrance, to the right. Two more gender-neutral restrooms can be found in the back of our studio. Each restroom has one ADA-compatible stall, and each is equipped with an infant changing station.
  • Animals: Certified service animals are welcome inside the Armory.

Supporting the Armory

How can I donate to or get involved with the Armory?

  • Click here to learn about the many ways you can support the Armory whether by donating your vehicle, becoming a member, and many more.
  • Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on all our events and announcements.

Studio Classes

Where do I register for classes?

What is your refund policy?

  • A full refund will be granted for withdrawals made in writing to registrar@armoryarts.org two weeks prior to the start of the first class. Please note, Eventbrite fees are non-refundable unless the class is canceled by the Armory. 

  • A 50% refund or class credit will be granted for withdrawals made in writing to registrar@armoryarts.org between two weeks prior to the beginning of the session and the second class meeting. E.g. a refund request submitted 1 week prior to the first day of class would only receive a 50% refund. If you / your student does not enjoy your class after the first day, you have until the second class to request a refund/credit.  

  • No refunds or class credits are granted after the second class. No exceptions. Thank you for your understanding. 

  • No refunds, credits, or make-up classes will be granted due to illness (including COVID-19 unless there has been a case or exposure on-site at the Armory). 

  • Classes with insufficient enrollment will be canceled. If the Armory cancels a class before the first meeting, a full refund or credit will be issued in the original form of payment. 

  • Allow up to two billing cycles for all refunds to appear on credit card statements and up to four weeks for refund checks to be issued. 

  • Refunds requested 120 days after the purchase date will be issued by check or e-payment.

What are your class policies?

  • No supervision of children is provided before or after classes. Early drop-offs and late pick-ups are prohibited. 

  • Summer 2024 Studio kids and teen classes will offer supervised lunch breaks in between morning and afternoon class sessions if students are signed up for both time slots. Please note that the Armory does not provide meals if your student is registered for supervised lunch break. They must bring their own packed lunch. 

  • Students will be required to register in advance in order to attend the Summer 2024 Supervised Lunch Breaks. 

  • All children must be toilet trained (with the exception of Art for Two classes).

  • We cannot provide any make-up sessions, refunds, or credits for any missed classes or late registrations. 

  • We do not offer curb-side drop-off or pick-up. Parents/guardians must sign children ages 3-11 in and out every day. Students will not be able to participate without an adult signing them in and out. 

  • Registration for most available Armory classes closes by the second class meeting. Enrollment is non-transferable. 

  • We do not offer the option to audit classes. 

  • The Armory reserves the right to change, withdraw, limit class size, or modify class content or art projects at any time. 

  • We encourage prompt registration for classes. If a class does not have enough enrollment on the week of the start date, we unfortunately will have to cancel the class. In the event of a class cancellation, we will notify all students via email or phone prior to the start date. 

  • The Armory reserves the right to substitute listed teaching artists at any time. 

  • The Armory reserves the right to remove, at any time, any participant whose conduct is deemed detrimental in any way. 

  • The Armory is not liable for personal injury or loss, theft, or damage of personal property. 

  • The Armory designs class curriculum for specific age ranges. We kindly request that age limits be respected. All students must meet age requirements. 

  • Class fees at the Armory are in exchange for services and hence are not tax deductible. 

  • The Armory is not a registered daycare center and thus classes are not eligible for Flexible Benefits Plans.

Where can I learn more about scholarships?

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