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  • This edition of POETRY MATTERS – Thursday June 18th at STAY GALLERY- will feature Patti Scruggs and the launch of her new book Forget the Moon. Patricia Scruggs is a poet, artist, teacher, mother of two, and grandmother of three. A resident of Chino, she is a frequent participant in poetry groups and readings throughout […]

    Patti Scruggs debuts new book at Poetry Matters June 18

    This edition of POETRY MATTERS – Thursday June 18th at STAY GALLERY- will feature Patti Scruggs and the launch of her new book Forget the Moon. Patricia Scruggs is a poet, artist, teacher, mother of two, and grandmother of three. A resident of Chino, she is a frequent participant in poetry groups and readings throughout […]

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  • The Downey Arts Coalition is bringing you back to the 80’s with a new fundraiser event benefiting the Downey Symphony Orchestra.  It’s a “Totally 80’s Flashback Party” with the music, style and attitude from the decade.  Saturday June 20th, 8PM to 2AM at The Epic Lounge in Downey, 8239 2nd Street, just west of Downey […]

    Totally 80’s Flashback Party June 20

    The Downey Arts Coalition is bringing you back to the 80’s with a new fundraiser event benefiting the Downey Symphony Orchestra.  It’s a “Totally 80’s Flashback Party” with the music, style and attitude from the decade.  Saturday June 20th, 8PM to 2AM at The Epic Lounge in Downey, 8239 2nd Street, just west of Downey […]

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  • 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 […]

  • On January 10th, 2015 the Downey Museum of Art presented work from it’s collection by one of Southern California’s original modern artists, Vic Joachim Smith ~ early work.  Presented at the South Gate Civic Museum and Art Galleries, the exhibit will be up for the month of January.  The Other Theatre Company also presented a […]

    Photos from Downey Museum of Art presents Vic Joachim Smith

    On January 10th, 2015 the Downey Museum of Art presented work from it’s collection by one of Southern California’s original modern artists, Vic Joachim Smith ~ early work.  Presented at the South Gate Civic Museum and Art Galleries, the exhibit will be up for the month of January.  The Other Theatre Company also presented a […]

  • The Downey Civic Theatre is conducting a survey as part of its effort to make sure the theatre has long-term viability and continues to be relevant in the community.  The Theatre Management wants to hear from Downey residents regarding what they like, what they don’t like and what shows they’d most like to see. An […]

    Downey Theatre seeks feedback on future events

    The Downey Civic Theatre is conducting a survey as part of its effort to make sure the theatre has long-term viability and continues to be relevant in the community.  The Theatre Management wants to hear from Downey residents regarding what they like, what they don’t like and what shows they’d most like to see. An […]

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  • This edition of POETRY MATTERS – Thursday June 18th at STAY GALLERY- will feature Patti Scruggs and the launch of her new book Forget the Moon. Patricia Scruggs is a poet, artist, teacher, mother of two, and grandmother of three. A resident of Chino, she is a frequent participant in poetry groups and readings throughout […]

    Patti Scruggs debuts new book at Poetry Matters June 18

    This edition of POETRY MATTERS – Thursday June 18th at STAY GALLERY- will feature Patti Scruggs and the launch of her new book Forget the Moon. Patricia Scruggs is a poet, artist, teacher, mother of two, and grandmother of three. A resident of Chino, she is a frequent participant in poetry groups and readings throughout […]

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  • The Downey Arts Coalition is bringing you back to the 80’s with a new fundraiser event benefiting the Downey Symphony Orchestra.  It’s a “Totally 80’s Flashback Party” with the music, style and attitude from the decade.  Saturday June 20th, 8PM to 2AM at The Epic Lounge in Downey, 8239 2nd Street, just west of Downey […]

    Totally 80’s Flashback Party June 20

    The Downey Arts Coalition is bringing you back to the 80’s with a new fundraiser event benefiting the Downey Symphony Orchestra.  It’s a “Totally 80’s Flashback Party” with the music, style and attitude from the decade.  Saturday June 20th, 8PM to 2AM at The Epic Lounge in Downey, 8239 2nd Street, just west of Downey […]

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  • Come join fellow artists, art advocates and art lovers in celebrating the start of the fifth year in pursuit of our objectives to stimulate, develop, foster, encourage, and promote public interest ín, and appreciation of the arts in Downey and throughout the area.   May 30th, 2015 “Pat’s Patio” 7901 7th Street, Downey, CA 90241 […]

    DAC Annual Meeting March 30 2015

    Come join fellow artists, art advocates and art lovers in celebrating the start of the fifth year in pursuit of our objectives to stimulate, develop, foster, encourage, and promote public interest ín, and appreciation of the arts in Downey and throughout the area.   May 30th, 2015 “Pat’s Patio” 7901 7th Street, Downey, CA 90241 […]

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  • LUCID MOOSE LIT To Feature at Stay Gallery This edition of POETRY MATTERS – Thursday May 14th at Stay Gallery – will feature Nancy Lynée Woo and Lucid Moose Lit. This exciting group of young poets will share personal and compelling poems of grit and struggle in America. Lucid Moose Lit is a socially conscious literary […]

    Lucid Moose Lit at Poetry Matters May 14

    LUCID MOOSE LIT To Feature at Stay Gallery This edition of POETRY MATTERS – Thursday May 14th at Stay Gallery – will feature Nancy Lynée Woo and Lucid Moose Lit. This exciting group of young poets will share personal and compelling poems of grit and struggle in America. Lucid Moose Lit is a socially conscious literary […]

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  • STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, and Mathematics. Join the Stay Gallery team in a new event to celebrate student creativity on May 23rd from 10-1pm at Downey Federal Credit Union. They are partnering with Downey High School Engineering Department and Columbia Memorial Space Center to host a variety of fun science and art activities for the entire family to enjoy. This […]

    STEAM Festival with Stay Gallery May 23

    STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, and Mathematics. Join the Stay Gallery team in a new event to celebrate student creativity on May 23rd from 10-1pm at Downey Federal Credit Union. They are partnering with Downey High School Engineering Department and Columbia Memorial Space Center to host a variety of fun science and art activities for the entire family to enjoy. This […]

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  • DOWNEY – The Downey Arts Coalition will host an open house on Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m., at the Epic Lounge. The event is free to the public and offers an opportunity to connect with others who have an interest in supporting and participating in local art events. Refreshments will be served, along with […]

    DAC Open House May 12, Short film ‘Premeditative’ and artist Terry Walker

    DOWNEY – The Downey Arts Coalition will host an open house on Tuesday, May 12, at 7 p.m., at the Epic Lounge. The event is free to the public and offers an opportunity to connect with others who have an interest in supporting and participating in local art events. Refreshments will be served, along with […]

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  • Russtache Bash - Join us this Sunday, May 3, at the Epic Lounge for the benefit concert for local Downey musician Russ Lewark, who is battling Myelodyplastic Syndrome (MDS) Live Music by:    Dennis Roger Reed Band  –  Fossiltones  –  Ben King Raffle Prizes,  PhotoStache  “Booth”, and other amusements Please donate $20.00 at the door […]

    Russtache Bash

    Russtache Bash - Join us this Sunday, May 3, at the Epic Lounge for the benefit concert for local Downey musician Russ Lewark, who is battling Myelodyplastic Syndrome (MDS) Live Music by:    Dennis Roger Reed Band  –  Fossiltones  –  Ben King Raffle Prizes,  PhotoStache  “Booth”, and other amusements Please donate $20.00 at the door […]

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  •    Margarita Ezcurra is scheduled as the feature reader at April’s Poetry Matters, which will take place on Thursday, April 16. The bilingual installment is a first for Poetry Matters, with Excurra reading her work in both Spanish and English. Ezcurra was born in Bolivia and moved with her family to the United Sates in […]

    Poetry Matters with bilingual poet Margarita Ezcurra – April 16

       Margarita Ezcurra is scheduled as the feature reader at April’s Poetry Matters, which will take place on Thursday, April 16. The bilingual installment is a first for Poetry Matters, with Excurra reading her work in both Spanish and English. Ezcurra was born in Bolivia and moved with her family to the United Sates in […]

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  • Singer/songwriter Macain Treat (originally from Downey) brings a Free concert based on the new album “Angels Singing in The Dark,” the debut recording by the Santa Monica based music collective Tenth and California, Produced by Macain Treat , a veteran Los Angles session and touring musician, this modern Americana Gospel recording contains 7 original selections […]

    In Concert: Tenth and California April 19

    Singer/songwriter Macain Treat (originally from Downey) brings a Free concert based on the new album “Angels Singing in The Dark,” the debut recording by the Santa Monica based music collective Tenth and California, Produced by Macain Treat , a veteran Los Angles session and touring musician, this modern Americana Gospel recording contains 7 original selections […]

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  • April 11 – “Romantic Gems” Downey Symphony concert & Rebirth art exhibit     Downey Symphony Orchestra closes their season on Saturday, April 11, with “Romantic Gems.” The program will include pieces by Johannes Brahms, and the violin concerto of Jean Sibelius, as performed by the winner of the 2013 Downey Symphony Young Artist Competition, 18-year-old […]

    Rebirth Art Show at the Downey Civic Theatre

    April 11 – “Romantic Gems” Downey Symphony concert & Rebirth art exhibit     Downey Symphony Orchestra closes their season on Saturday, April 11, with “Romantic Gems.” The program will include pieces by Johannes Brahms, and the violin concerto of Jean Sibelius, as performed by the winner of the 2013 Downey Symphony Young Artist Competition, 18-year-old […]

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