The Azzurra is a non profit organization, founded in 2007 to advance the cause of human dignity and personal expression, through the exchange of culture between Italy and Southern California.

Guided by its distinguished board, the organization aims to highlight and showcase the influence of Italian culture and its artistic achievements by hosting events such as film festivals, photography and fine art exhibits, dinners, and lectures.

Adding to the original goal of the association the new Azzurra (2019) is specifically committed to support the tradition of art-making in Italy and its potential to create meaningful dialogue on social issues.

Beyond environment at Lace
Photo by Tyler McMartin
Alighiero Boetti By Afghan Women
Photo by Randi Malkin Steinberger
Alighiero Boetti By Afghan Women
Honoring the Italian Maestri
Franco Battiato at the Broad Stage
Napoli! The system, the Camorra, and the pizza: breaking the stereotypes with Roberto Saviano
Serata Futurista
New media workshop in Fermo, Italy
Culmination party for italian class at Ps#1 in Santa Monica
LIBRO/OGGETTO: Italian artists’ books 1960 – now
LIBRO/OGGETTO: Italian artists’ books 1960 – now
Premium olive oil at ICA LA
Screening of Monica by Andrea Pallaoro