The Village has been cited as a mecca for literacy,visual and performance art and as a green space model for Los Angeles City and Urban elevation.
St. Elmo is not a school or an art colony. It is a place of
creativity – a place where people can meet as people – a seed of
inspiration to people to meet as people first.
St. Elmo Village is a place where we live, where we use what we have in the direction of building up where we live, of being proud of where we live, for
it is this seed that will grow in our children and their children, thereby
closing that reputed generation gap and showing usability, self-usability, without institutional guidelines. We must never lose sight of this reality, that the greatest fear in our society is the walls of the institutions that keep our people fearful and separate from one another. There is a greater use,
a greater productivity, when we use our individual use without waiting for this or that. This is the seed that we of St. Elmo Village wish to instill and water.The use of one’s greatest breath – right now, the awareness of one’s
feelings and having confidence, feeling for yourself, for that is a God-given right from birth.