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  • This Sunday, DAC’s own Carolina Del Toro has curated a new show of work around “the Day of the Dead” for the Dia De Los Metros festival at the Downey Theatre. Come upstairs and enjoy the art exhibit in the lobby of the theatre. Full press release follows: —— Approximately 15,000 festival goers will enjoy […]

    Dia De Los Muertos festival Sunday Oct 30

    This Sunday, DAC’s own Carolina Del Toro has curated a new show of work around “the Day of the Dead” for the Dia De Los Metros festival at the Downey Theatre. Come upstairs and enjoy the art exhibit in the lobby of the theatre. Full press release follows: —— Approximately 15,000 festival goers will enjoy […]

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  • The Avenue Theatre is about to be sold – at Monday’s City Council meeting (November 7, 2016) the City of Downey will vote whether to approve the sale of the property to Downey Restaurant Group. Update: Council approved the sale 3-0 with Marquez absent and Vasquez abstaining. Downey locals Adrian Amosa and Kirk Cartozian (a former […]

    Avenue Theatre proposed sale to Downey Restaurant Group

    The Avenue Theatre is about to be sold – at Monday’s City Council meeting (November 7, 2016) the City of Downey will vote whether to approve the sale of the property to Downey Restaurant Group. Update: Council approved the sale 3-0 with Marquez absent and Vasquez abstaining. Downey locals Adrian Amosa and Kirk Cartozian (a former […]

  • 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 […]

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  • The Avenue Theatre is about to be sold – at Monday’s City Council meeting (November 7, 2016) the City of Downey will vote whether to approve the sale of the property to Downey Restaurant Group. Update: Council approved the sale 3-0 with Marquez absent and Vasquez abstaining. Downey locals Adrian Amosa and Kirk Cartozian (a former […]

    Avenue Theatre proposed sale to Downey Restaurant Group

    The Avenue Theatre is about to be sold – at Monday’s City Council meeting (November 7, 2016) the City of Downey will vote whether to approve the sale of the property to Downey Restaurant Group. Update: Council approved the sale 3-0 with Marquez absent and Vasquez abstaining. Downey locals Adrian Amosa and Kirk Cartozian (a former […]

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  • This Sunday, DAC’s own Carolina Del Toro has curated a new show of work around “the Day of the Dead” for the Dia De Los Metros festival at the Downey Theatre. Come upstairs and enjoy the art exhibit in the lobby of the theatre. Full press release follows: —— Approximately 15,000 festival goers will enjoy […]

    Dia De Los Muertos festival Sunday Oct 30

    This Sunday, DAC’s own Carolina Del Toro has curated a new show of work around “the Day of the Dead” for the Dia De Los Metros festival at the Downey Theatre. Come upstairs and enjoy the art exhibit in the lobby of the theatre. Full press release follows: —— Approximately 15,000 festival goers will enjoy […]

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  • Join the Downey Symphony Orchestra for “The Stars Align” on October 22, 2016 at 8:00pm.  This will be a thrilling program featuring the powerful and expressive work by Gustav Holst, The Planets.  In keeping with the symphony’s tradition of commissioning new pieces, the concert also includes the world premiere of a composition by long-time Downey resident and well-established composer, […]

    The Stars Align – Downey Symphony Concert Oct 22

    Join the Downey Symphony Orchestra for “The Stars Align” on October 22, 2016 at 8:00pm.  This will be a thrilling program featuring the powerful and expressive work by Gustav Holst, The Planets.  In keeping with the symphony’s tradition of commissioning new pieces, the concert also includes the world premiere of a composition by long-time Downey resident and well-established composer, […]

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  • I’m Over the Moon!” says Peggy Dobreer. Winner of first prize for best poem in Poetry Matters’s Contest celebrating Downey’s aerospace connection, Peggy Dobreer will read her entry at Stay Gallery, for Poetry Matters October 20. Local poets are invited to come and read Downey-themed poems at the open microphone at 7:30. Contest Finalists Beth […]

    Poetry Matters contest winner: Peggy Dobreer – Oct 20

    I’m Over the Moon!” says Peggy Dobreer. Winner of first prize for best poem in Poetry Matters’s Contest celebrating Downey’s aerospace connection, Peggy Dobreer will read her entry at Stay Gallery, for Poetry Matters October 20. Local poets are invited to come and read Downey-themed poems at the open microphone at 7:30. Contest Finalists Beth […]

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  • the green salon friday 21 october 16, 7pm casa la reina* featured poet: sarah tatro (aka sarah thursday) featured artists: alyssa wynne and hannah matus featured musician: manuel de jesus sandoval featured songwriter: melissa lussier open mic wine and vegan snacks this is the last salon of the year and on a different day than is […]

    Last Green Salon of the Year – Friday Oct 21

    the green salon friday 21 october 16, 7pm casa la reina* featured poet: sarah tatro (aka sarah thursday) featured artists: alyssa wynne and hannah matus featured musician: manuel de jesus sandoval featured songwriter: melissa lussier open mic wine and vegan snacks this is the last salon of the year and on a different day than is […]

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  • On October 2nd, 2016, the Downey Arts Coalition and the City of Downey present a celebration of Art, Film, Space and Downey’s 60th Anniversary. “Stardust Art Festival” takes place 12PM to 6PM at the Downey Civic Theatre, with free movies provided by GlennFest Film Festival including Ice Age: Collision Course, the astronaut documentary The Last Man on […]

    Stardust Art & Film Festival Oct 2nd

    On October 2nd, 2016, the Downey Arts Coalition and the City of Downey present a celebration of Art, Film, Space and Downey’s 60th Anniversary. “Stardust Art Festival” takes place 12PM to 6PM at the Downey Civic Theatre, with free movies provided by GlennFest Film Festival including Ice Age: Collision Course, the astronaut documentary The Last Man on […]

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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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