When 18-year old klutzy outcast, Kitty Katz, leaves her suburban gated community for the Ghetto Art School, she finds art's underbelly to be both seamy and spectacular. With her new friends - an ultra-cool street artist and a kind-hearted boy-genius - Kitty forges through the school's cutthroat and preposterous melée, yearning to be a true artist. Will she find fame? The ghost of Willem de Kooning? Or something real?