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  •   The 5th annual GlennFest Film Festival brings movies of special interest to Downey, movies that you wouldn’t normally see in our area. Movies that aren’t mainstream, but explore the lives of minority people groups, or experiences from other cultural backgrounds. Best of all, the screenings are free with reservation from the website. Screenings this is year […]

    GlennFest Film Festival opens September 24

      The 5th annual GlennFest Film Festival brings movies of special interest to Downey, movies that you wouldn’t normally see in our area. Movies that aren’t mainstream, but explore the lives of minority people groups, or experiences from other cultural backgrounds. Best of all, the screenings are free with reservation from the website. Screenings this is year […]

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  • The opening reception for a special poetry and art exhibit “Life in Print” will be held Saturday September 24th, 5 to 8PM at the Norwalk Cultural Art Center, Mary Paxon Gallery (3200 Clarkdale Ave, Norwalk, California 90650). Hannah Matus and Alyssa Wynne will host their first group exhibit at the Mary Paxon Art Gallery from […]

    Life In Print exhibit at Mary Paxon Gallery Sept 24

    The opening reception for a special poetry and art exhibit “Life in Print” will be held Saturday September 24th, 5 to 8PM at the Norwalk Cultural Art Center, Mary Paxon Gallery (3200 Clarkdale Ave, Norwalk, California 90650). Hannah Matus and Alyssa Wynne will host their first group exhibit at the Mary Paxon Art Gallery from […]

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  • Another successful art show, “Classical Elements,” on April 9th presented two dozen local artists’ work along with the Downey Symphony concert, “A European Exhibition.” The concert featured a new work from composer Oscar Navarro, who also wrote the Downey Overture, a whimsical orchestral piece dedicated to our city. Clarinetist Kelli O’Connor was the featured performer for Navarro’s Clarinet […]

    A Night with the Classical Elements

    Another successful art show, “Classical Elements,” on April 9th presented two dozen local artists’ work along with the Downey Symphony concert, “A European Exhibition.” The concert featured a new work from composer Oscar Navarro, who also wrote the Downey Overture, a whimsical orchestral piece dedicated to our city. Clarinetist Kelli O’Connor was the featured performer for Navarro’s Clarinet […]

  • The Downey Arts Coalition was proud to present the group art show, themed “Tempest” about the storms of life and art, January 23rd at the Downey Civic Theatre, along side the Downey Symphony Orchestra concert “Strings Stravaganza.” EJ Ball curated the works, from local artists throughout Southern California. It was also the world premiere of a new […]

    Great crowd for “Tempest” Art Show Jan 23

    The Downey Arts Coalition was proud to present the group art show, themed “Tempest” about the storms of life and art, January 23rd at the Downey Civic Theatre, along side the Downey Symphony Orchestra concert “Strings Stravaganza.” EJ Ball curated the works, from local artists throughout Southern California. It was also the world premiere of a new […]

  • 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 […]

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  •   The 5th annual GlennFest Film Festival brings movies of special interest to Downey, movies that you wouldn’t normally see in our area. Movies that aren’t mainstream, but explore the lives of minority people groups, or experiences from other cultural backgrounds. Best of all, the screenings are free with reservation from the website. Screenings this is year […]

    GlennFest Film Festival opens September 24

      The 5th annual GlennFest Film Festival brings movies of special interest to Downey, movies that you wouldn’t normally see in our area. Movies that aren’t mainstream, but explore the lives of minority people groups, or experiences from other cultural backgrounds. Best of all, the screenings are free with reservation from the website. Screenings this is year […]

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  • The opening reception for a special poetry and art exhibit “Life in Print” will be held Saturday September 24th, 5 to 8PM at the Norwalk Cultural Art Center, Mary Paxon Gallery (3200 Clarkdale Ave, Norwalk, California 90650). Hannah Matus and Alyssa Wynne will host their first group exhibit at the Mary Paxon Art Gallery from […]

    Life In Print exhibit at Mary Paxon Gallery Sept 24

    The opening reception for a special poetry and art exhibit “Life in Print” will be held Saturday September 24th, 5 to 8PM at the Norwalk Cultural Art Center, Mary Paxon Gallery (3200 Clarkdale Ave, Norwalk, California 90650). Hannah Matus and Alyssa Wynne will host their first group exhibit at the Mary Paxon Art Gallery from […]

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  •   Bonjour Mes Amis! “Afternoon in Paris Garden Party” Oh La La! To benefit the Downey Symphony Orchestra and Music in the Schools Programs Sunday, September 18, 2016 – 3pm to 7pm Rio Hondo Event Center, 10627 Old River School Road, Downey, CA Indulge yourself on a divine French affair. Enjoy delicious food, wine and […]

    An Afternoon in Paris, Downey Symphony Fundraiser, Sept 18

      Bonjour Mes Amis! “Afternoon in Paris Garden Party” Oh La La! To benefit the Downey Symphony Orchestra and Music in the Schools Programs Sunday, September 18, 2016 – 3pm to 7pm Rio Hondo Event Center, 10627 Old River School Road, Downey, CA Indulge yourself on a divine French affair. Enjoy delicious food, wine and […]

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  • This edition of POETRY MATTERS – Thursday September 15th at STAY GALLERY –   will welcome Downey poet Steve Gross. For many years Steve curated the Angel’s Gate poetry readings in San Pedro, and worked to change the historic military site of Ft. MacArthur into a community cultural venue. He and his wife and fellow poet […]

    Downey Poet Steve Gross to Feature at POETRY MATTERS

    This edition of POETRY MATTERS – Thursday September 15th at STAY GALLERY –   will welcome Downey poet Steve Gross. For many years Steve curated the Angel’s Gate poetry readings in San Pedro, and worked to change the historic military site of Ft. MacArthur into a community cultural venue. He and his wife and fellow poet […]

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  • Coming off of a successful first week, there are still three remaining shows to catch original, new, hilarious theatre here in Downey. The intimate format of the Epic Lounge makes this a dynamic performance to experience. Bill’s Shorts Two: Chart Topping Comedies 5 short comedic plays written by locally and nationally produced playwrights, Bill Blush, Megan […]

    Bill’s Shorts Two: Chart Topping Comedies

    Coming off of a successful first week, there are still three remaining shows to catch original, new, hilarious theatre here in Downey. The intimate format of the Epic Lounge makes this a dynamic performance to experience. Bill’s Shorts Two: Chart Topping Comedies 5 short comedic plays written by locally and nationally produced playwrights, Bill Blush, Megan […]

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  • On Thursday, August 18th, Poetry Matters welcomes Tamara Madison, author of the collection “Wild Domestic” (Pearl Editions; July, 2011) and the chapbook “The Belly Remembers” (Pearl Editions, 2004). Her work has appeared in numerous small press journals and anthologies. Two of her poems have also been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac. Tamara is a […]

    Tamara Madison at Poetry Matters August 18th

    On Thursday, August 18th, Poetry Matters welcomes Tamara Madison, author of the collection “Wild Domestic” (Pearl Editions; July, 2011) and the chapbook “The Belly Remembers” (Pearl Editions, 2004). Her work has appeared in numerous small press journals and anthologies. Two of her poems have also been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac. Tamara is a […]

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  • Poetry Matters welcomes Judith Terzi at Stay Gallery on Thursday July 21.  Judith’s most recent chapbooks, If You Spot Your Brother Floating By, and Sharing Tabouli, are collections of memoir poems.  Now a member of the Claremont Poets group, she holds an M.A. in French Literature and has taught high school French for many years […]

    Judith Terzi at Poetry Matters July 21

    Poetry Matters welcomes Judith Terzi at Stay Gallery on Thursday July 21.  Judith’s most recent chapbooks, If You Spot Your Brother Floating By, and Sharing Tabouli, are collections of memoir poems.  Now a member of the Claremont Poets group, she holds an M.A. in French Literature and has taught high school French for many years […]

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  • Call to Artists! Join us in our next group art exhibition: Cosmic coming to the Downey Civic Theatre October 2nd to the 25th. Downey Arts Coalition presents the show in collaboration with the Downey Symphony Orchestra’s fall concert. The theme is, “The universe, sun, moon, outer space, celestial bodies, space travel, terrestrial landscapes and space exploration.” Downey […]

    Call to Artists – Cosmic Art Show

    Call to Artists! Join us in our next group art exhibition: Cosmic coming to the Downey Civic Theatre October 2nd to the 25th. Downey Arts Coalition presents the show in collaboration with the Downey Symphony Orchestra’s fall concert. The theme is, “The universe, sun, moon, outer space, celestial bodies, space travel, terrestrial landscapes and space exploration.” Downey […]

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  • **Note, all roles have been filled. Thank you for your interest, be sure to like Bill’s Shorts on Facebook. Auditions for Bill’s Shorts Two: Chart-Topping Comedies. Tuesday, June 7 2016, 5pm-10pm Monday, June 13, 206, 5PM-10pm (Cancelled) Callbacks: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5pm-10pm Six musically inspired plays by Anthony Aguilar, Bill Blush, Megan Breen, Diana […]

    Audition for Bill’s Shorts Two (Now closed)

    **Note, all roles have been filled. Thank you for your interest, be sure to like Bill’s Shorts on Facebook. Auditions for Bill’s Shorts Two: Chart-Topping Comedies. Tuesday, June 7 2016, 5pm-10pm Monday, June 13, 206, 5PM-10pm (Cancelled) Callbacks: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5pm-10pm Six musically inspired plays by Anthony Aguilar, Bill Blush, Megan Breen, Diana […]

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  • Roy Anthony Shabla will exhibit his new solo show Water Music / Fire Dance at the Mary Paxon Art Gallery from Tuesday, May 10, to Saturday, May 28. If you would like to meet the artist, ask questions about pricing or the artwork, or simply enjoy a night among art and artists, please attend their […]

    Water Music/Fire Dance opens May 13

    Roy Anthony Shabla will exhibit his new solo show Water Music / Fire Dance at the Mary Paxon Art Gallery from Tuesday, May 10, to Saturday, May 28. If you would like to meet the artist, ask questions about pricing or the artwork, or simply enjoy a night among art and artists, please attend their […]

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