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About (old)


It all started when...

Rainbow Art was established in 2001 by Mrs. Susanne Kwok, a certified art instructor with over 20 years of experience. For over 16 years, Mrs. Kwok and her staff strived to introduce art as a way of expression, appreciation, and enjoyment for children and adults in the city of Monterey Park.


Beginning in 2017, Rainbow Art is continuing its mission under the new leadership of Darren and Trisha Inouye, a husband and wife team and former staff members of Rainbow Art. As graduates of ArtCenter College of Design, working professional artists, and experienced teachers, they hope to bring their unique vision to serve the students and families of Rainbow Art, the greater community of Monterey Park, and beyond. 



since taking over...

In January of 2017 we began prepping for rebranding, remodeling our studio, and revamping our programs. These changes were informed by our three business values: Education, Integrity, and Communication.


In June we started our remodel and by July 2017 we relaunched Rainbow Art with an updated program, renovated studio, and new brand image. Here are a few pictures of the process. 



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Director /     Instructor 

Darren Inouye is a professional artist, a graduate of ArtCenter College of Design, former Assistant Director of Radiance International Art Gallery in West Hollywood, and currently a freelance illustrator and fine artist. He has been teaching and mentoring students in art and portfolio prep since 2011.

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Assistant Director / Instructor 

Trisha Inouye is a professional illustrator and has been teaching art to young people since 2009. In 2012 she began teaching at Rainbow Art and become the Assistant Director in 2015. She is also a former Assistant Director of Radiance International Art Gallery and Graduated from ArtCenter College of Design.



Currently we are exploring new projects, planning exciting events, and working with the city to invest in our students and expand their opportunities. You can follow us on Instagram by searching @rainbowartmpk or #rainbowartmpk. You can also find us on Facebook and Yelp! Click the icons below to check us out!