Hayk Makhmuryan

Glendale, CA

Hayk Makhmuryan has worked in LA’s Skid Row neighborhood since 2008 and advocates for stronger communities through arts. He expanded The People Concern’s Studio 526 (formerly Lamp Arts Program) from an internal program to a multi-discipline creative platform open to all community residents, rooted in the perspective that equitable access to arts and cultural spaces is a fundamental human right.

Hayk is interested in how artists and arts spaces can align with grassroots community activism. He is part of the Skid Row Design Collective, the campaign for a Skid Row Neighborhood Council, and other initiatives that prioritize stability and human right to housing, healthcare, education, and cultural access for everyone by centering collective power and voices of communities and residents that are most hurt by social and economic inequality. Regionally, Hayk serves on LA County's Cultural Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee and has been an organizer against displacement with Glendale Tenants Union.
Hayk was born and raised in Armenia, and has lived in Los Angeles since 1999.