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  • Poetry Matters welcomes Peggy Dobreer to read from her book in the lake of your bones at Stay Gallery on February 18th. Peggy is an educator, poet, public speaker, and she was a Pushcart nominee for Best of the Small Press for Cadence Collective. Dobreer’s poems come out of a life of art, dance, love, […]

    Peggy Dobreer joins Poetry Matters Feb 18

    Poetry Matters welcomes Peggy Dobreer to read from her book in the lake of your bones at Stay Gallery on February 18th. Peggy is an educator, poet, public speaker, and she was a Pushcart nominee for Best of the Small Press for Cadence Collective. Dobreer’s poems come out of a life of art, dance, love, […]

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  • Our February 27th meeting is your chance to re-connect with the Downey Arts movement… we’re celebrating 5 years! Artists, performers, theatre, film, poets, musicians, producers, passionate audience members — your ideas and involvement can help us expand arts and culture in Downey, and help you share your artistic voice with the community. Downey Arts Coalition […]

    General Membership Meeting February 2016

    Our February 27th meeting is your chance to re-connect with the Downey Arts movement… we’re celebrating 5 years! Artists, performers, theatre, film, poets, musicians, producers, passionate audience members — your ideas and involvement can help us expand arts and culture in Downey, and help you share your artistic voice with the community. Downey Arts Coalition […]

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  • Our February 27th meeting is your chance to re-connect with the Downey Arts movement… we’re celebrating 5 years! Artists, performers, theatre, film, poets, musicians, producers, passionate audience members — your ideas and involvement can help us expand arts and culture in Downey, and help you share your artistic voice with the community. Downey Arts Coalition […]

    General Membership Meeting February 2016

    Our February 27th meeting is your chance to re-connect with the Downey Arts movement… we’re celebrating 5 years! Artists, performers, theatre, film, poets, musicians, producers, passionate audience members — your ideas and involvement can help us expand arts and culture in Downey, and help you share your artistic voice with the community. Downey Arts Coalition […]

  • CALLING ALL SINGERS! For the sheer joy of singing; a place to grow; to feel the “high” of the choral experience; to learn the great masterworks; to become a better musician; to have way more fun working harder… Barely 2 years old, the Downey Master Chorale plans an exciting and challenging season encompassing 450 years of […]

    Downey Master Chorale 3rd season rehearsals start Sept 8th

    CALLING ALL SINGERS! For the sheer joy of singing; a place to grow; to feel the “high” of the choral experience; to learn the great masterworks; to become a better musician; to have way more fun working harder… Barely 2 years old, the Downey Master Chorale plans an exciting and challenging season encompassing 450 years of […]

  • Congratulations to the talented artists of the “Reflections” art show, which accompanied the Downey Symphony Orchestra concert “Harp & Soul” on January 24th at the Downey Civic Theatre.  The group show, which featured over twenty local artists was curated by Eloise Ball and produced by Pat Gil and her team from both the Downey Arts […]

    Photos from Reflections Art Show with the Downey Symphony

    Congratulations to the talented artists of the “Reflections” art show, which accompanied the Downey Symphony Orchestra concert “Harp & Soul” on January 24th at the Downey Civic Theatre.  The group show, which featured over twenty local artists was curated by Eloise Ball and produced by Pat Gil and her team from both the Downey Arts […]

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  • Poetry Matters welcomes Peggy Dobreer to read from her book in the lake of your bones at Stay Gallery on February 18th. Peggy is an educator, poet, public speaker, and she was a Pushcart nominee for Best of the Small Press for Cadence Collective. Dobreer’s poems come out of a life of art, dance, love, […]

    Peggy Dobreer joins Poetry Matters Feb 18

    Poetry Matters welcomes Peggy Dobreer to read from her book in the lake of your bones at Stay Gallery on February 18th. Peggy is an educator, poet, public speaker, and she was a Pushcart nominee for Best of the Small Press for Cadence Collective. Dobreer’s poems come out of a life of art, dance, love, […]

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  • Our February 27th meeting is your chance to re-connect with the Downey Arts movement… we’re celebrating 5 years! Artists, performers, theatre, film, poets, musicians, producers, passionate audience members — your ideas and involvement can help us expand arts and culture in Downey, and help you share your artistic voice with the community. Downey Arts Coalition […]

    General Membership Meeting February 2016

    Our February 27th meeting is your chance to re-connect with the Downey Arts movement… we’re celebrating 5 years! Artists, performers, theatre, film, poets, musicians, producers, passionate audience members — your ideas and involvement can help us expand arts and culture in Downey, and help you share your artistic voice with the community. Downey Arts Coalition […]

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  •   This edition of POETRY MATTERS – Thursday January 21st at STAY GALLERY- will feature Kathleen Goldman and her new book “Down River” Goldman grew up in Wisconsin near the banks of the Mississippi River. She now lives in Manhattan Beach, California, with her husband and children. A journalist by training, she discovered a new […]

    Poetry Matters features Kathleen Goldman January 21st

      This edition of POETRY MATTERS – Thursday January 21st at STAY GALLERY- will feature Kathleen Goldman and her new book “Down River” Goldman grew up in Wisconsin near the banks of the Mississippi River. She now lives in Manhattan Beach, California, with her husband and children. A journalist by training, she discovered a new […]

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  • This edition of POETRY MATTERS – Thursday December 17th at STAY GALLERY- will feature Downey’s own Trista Dominqu and the launch of her new book “So Cali.” Trista Dominqu was born and raised in Southern California. Her work is influenced by her mixed ancestry and working class roots. She learned to weave stories into poetry […]

    Poetry Matters Features Trista Dominqu December 17th

    This edition of POETRY MATTERS – Thursday December 17th at STAY GALLERY- will feature Downey’s own Trista Dominqu and the launch of her new book “So Cali.” Trista Dominqu was born and raised in Southern California. Her work is influenced by her mixed ancestry and working class roots. She learned to weave stories into poetry […]

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  • Our next show is accepting submissions: Tempest A Storm of Life, Nature, and the Human Condition “And as the morning steals upon the night, melting the darkness, so their rising senses begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle their clearer reason.” ― William Shakespeare, The Tempest Hosts: Downey Arts Coalition and Downey Symphony Location: […]

    Call to Artists: Tempest Show at Downey Theatre

    Our next show is accepting submissions: Tempest A Storm of Life, Nature, and the Human Condition “And as the morning steals upon the night, melting the darkness, so their rising senses begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle their clearer reason.” ― William Shakespeare, The Tempest Hosts: Downey Arts Coalition and Downey Symphony Location: […]

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  • The Downey Master Chorale proudly presents it’s 3rd annual Christmas Concert, “Timeless Christmas,” on Sunday December 6th at 2PM. Hosted by the Cornerstone Christian Worship Center, located at 9001 Paramount Blvd in Downey, next to the 5 freeway. Spanning 450 years of music, the group has planned something for everybody in its Advent/Christmas afternoon presentation. Cornerstone has […]

    Downey Master Chorale “Timeless Christmas” Concert December 6

    The Downey Master Chorale proudly presents it’s 3rd annual Christmas Concert, “Timeless Christmas,” on Sunday December 6th at 2PM. Hosted by the Cornerstone Christian Worship Center, located at 9001 Paramount Blvd in Downey, next to the 5 freeway. Spanning 450 years of music, the group has planned something for everybody in its Advent/Christmas afternoon presentation. Cornerstone has […]

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  • A new composition for orchestra and multimedia by Bryan Curt Kostors to debut with the Downey Symphony Orchestra, January 23. To Dust combines live orchestral music, visual projections, film, photography and design. As the orchestra performs, the visual elements of the piece will be projected live in the Downey Civic Theatre. It tells the story of […]

    World Premiere of “To Dust” has reached its goal!

    A new composition for orchestra and multimedia by Bryan Curt Kostors to debut with the Downey Symphony Orchestra, January 23. To Dust combines live orchestral music, visual projections, film, photography and design. As the orchestra performs, the visual elements of the piece will be projected live in the Downey Civic Theatre. It tells the story of […]

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  • The work curated by Carolina del Toro and installed for the 3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos Art Festival on November 1, will be displayed until the end of the month. Downey Civic Theatre hosts the exhibit in the upstairs balcony of the lobby. The work is available to view during theatre business hours and […]

    Dia de los Muertos artwork on display through November

    The work curated by Carolina del Toro and installed for the 3rd Annual Dia de los Muertos Art Festival on November 1, will be displayed until the end of the month. Downey Civic Theatre hosts the exhibit in the upstairs balcony of the lobby. The work is available to view during theatre business hours and […]

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  • Ballet Folklorico Mixteco Presents: 7o Festival Folklorico Sin Fronteras Groupo Folklorico Chinquina Palafox, directly from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and 22 Performing groups. Tickets are $20. Showtimes: Saturday, Nov 21 – 1 pm, 7 pm Sunday, Nov 22 – 1 pm, 6 pm

    Downey Civic Theatre presents Mixteco East LA

    Ballet Folklorico Mixteco Presents: 7o Festival Folklorico Sin Fronteras Groupo Folklorico Chinquina Palafox, directly from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and 22 Performing groups. Tickets are $20. Showtimes: Saturday, Nov 21 – 1 pm, 7 pm Sunday, Nov 22 – 1 pm, 6 pm

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  • For the fourth year in a row, Poetry Matters invites the public to Downey to celebrate Lummox’s annual anthology of the best in contemporary poetry. The editor and poet known as Raindog and his crew of poets will be reading at Stay Gallery on Thursday, Nov. 19. Featuring an attractive artwork cover, the 200 plus […]

    Lummox presents fourth annual publication at Poetry Matters

    For the fourth year in a row, Poetry Matters invites the public to Downey to celebrate Lummox’s annual anthology of the best in contemporary poetry. The editor and poet known as Raindog and his crew of poets will be reading at Stay Gallery on Thursday, Nov. 19. Featuring an attractive artwork cover, the 200 plus […]

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