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  • The City of Downey has awarded a contract to local artist Don Lamkin to recreate his popular collage of Downey images as a mural of the east side of Porto’s parking structure.  The painting will be financed by the Art in Public Places fund, and it is the first time a Downey artist has been […]

    Doodle-icious Mural Approved for Downey Avenue

    The City of Downey has awarded a contract to local artist Don Lamkin to recreate his popular collage of Downey images as a mural of the east side of Porto’s parking structure.  The painting will be financed by the Art in Public Places fund, and it is the first time a Downey artist has been […]

  • Local filmmaking team Sweet Nightmares is an innovative group of filmmakers dwelling in surreal environments where nothing is as it seems. With a rusty shovel, the team revels in digging into dreamlike lands & pulling ideas for films & music videos. They have dreamt psychological thrillers, psychedelic trips, romances, crime dramas & are now working […]

    Watch THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS – A short crime thriller by local filmmaking team

    Local filmmaking team Sweet Nightmares is an innovative group of filmmakers dwelling in surreal environments where nothing is as it seems. With a rusty shovel, the team revels in digging into dreamlike lands & pulling ideas for films & music videos. They have dreamt psychological thrillers, psychedelic trips, romances, crime dramas & are now working […]

  • What to do in a weak economy?  Find something cost effective that is worth your time and effort.  Many studies have shown the benefits to brain and health that result from singing in chorus.  Members of the new Downey Master Chorale, and it’s director Meg Zeleny will convince you of that. Now is the time to join in the […]

    Join the Downey Master Chorale for its 2nd Season

    What to do in a weak economy?  Find something cost effective that is worth your time and effort.  Many studies have shown the benefits to brain and health that result from singing in chorus.  Members of the new Downey Master Chorale, and it’s director Meg Zeleny will convince you of that. Now is the time to join in the […]

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  • The City of Downey has awarded a contract to local artist Don Lamkin to recreate his popular collage of Downey images as a mural of the east side of Porto’s parking structure.  The painting will be financed by the Art in Public Places fund, and it is the first time a Downey artist has been […]

    Doodle-icious Mural Approved for Downey Avenue

    The City of Downey has awarded a contract to local artist Don Lamkin to recreate his popular collage of Downey images as a mural of the east side of Porto’s parking structure.  The painting will be financed by the Art in Public Places fund, and it is the first time a Downey artist has been […]

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  • Local filmmaking team Sweet Nightmares is an innovative group of filmmakers dwelling in surreal environments where nothing is as it seems. With a rusty shovel, the team revels in digging into dreamlike lands & pulling ideas for films & music videos. They have dreamt psychological thrillers, psychedelic trips, romances, crime dramas & are now working […]

    Watch THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS – A short crime thriller by local filmmaking team

    Local filmmaking team Sweet Nightmares is an innovative group of filmmakers dwelling in surreal environments where nothing is as it seems. With a rusty shovel, the team revels in digging into dreamlike lands & pulling ideas for films & music videos. They have dreamt psychological thrillers, psychedelic trips, romances, crime dramas & are now working […]

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  • Come and join us for our 2nd annual Dia De Los Muertos Art Festival in the heart of Downey outside and inside the Downey Civic Theatre, at 8435 Firestone Blvd. Some of the events that will be happening all day are: Dia De Los Muertos Merchandise, Papel Picardo Demos, Face Painting, Calaveras Decorating, Alter Contest, Art […]

    Dia De Los Muertos Arts Festival Nov 2nd

    Come and join us for our 2nd annual Dia De Los Muertos Art Festival in the heart of Downey outside and inside the Downey Civic Theatre, at 8435 Firestone Blvd. Some of the events that will be happening all day are: Dia De Los Muertos Merchandise, Papel Picardo Demos, Face Painting, Calaveras Decorating, Alter Contest, Art […]

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  •   GlennFest is named after film buff and festival organizer Glenn Stephens, who when looking to start his own film festival decided to target Downey, because this area is underserved with independent and interesting contemporary films. Now in its third year, the festival will screen three films the first week of October, including the new […]

    GlennFest Film Festival comes to Downey Krikorian Oct 6-9

      GlennFest is named after film buff and festival organizer Glenn Stephens, who when looking to start his own film festival decided to target Downey, because this area is underserved with independent and interesting contemporary films. Now in its third year, the festival will screen three films the first week of October, including the new […]

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  • Originally published in The Downey Patriot DOWNEY – To begin this article, let’s step back first to the Downey Symphony’s Red Violin concert last February when the orchestra and violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn presented Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” as in spring, summer, autumn, winter. The plan for the performance included two narrators in period costume to […]

    Anthony Moreno at Downey Symphony’s “Seven and Counting” Oct 11

    Originally published in The Downey Patriot DOWNEY – To begin this article, let’s step back first to the Downey Symphony’s Red Violin concert last February when the orchestra and violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn presented Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” as in spring, summer, autumn, winter. The plan for the performance included two narrators in period costume to […]

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  • What to do in a weak economy?  Find something cost effective that is worth your time and effort.  Many studies have shown the benefits to brain and health that result from singing in chorus.  Members of the new Downey Master Chorale, and it’s director Meg Zeleny will convince you of that. Now is the time to join in the […]

    Join the Downey Master Chorale for its 2nd Season

    What to do in a weak economy?  Find something cost effective that is worth your time and effort.  Many studies have shown the benefits to brain and health that result from singing in chorus.  Members of the new Downey Master Chorale, and it’s director Meg Zeleny will convince you of that. Now is the time to join in the […]

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  • Saturday, September 13, 2014 TAG will meet at Progress Park Plaza, 15530 Downey Ave., Paramount, CA. between Somerset and Alondra Blvd’s. Board Meeting at 1:00 P.M. and General meeting and demonstration at 2:00 P.M. Lucille DeThomas will demonstrate for us. Born in Easton, Pennsylvania, Lucille is a intensive, dedicated artist who won her first award […]

    Lucille DeThomas to demonstrate for Paramount TAG Sept 13

    Saturday, September 13, 2014 TAG will meet at Progress Park Plaza, 15530 Downey Ave., Paramount, CA. between Somerset and Alondra Blvd’s. Board Meeting at 1:00 P.M. and General meeting and demonstration at 2:00 P.M. Lucille DeThomas will demonstrate for us. Born in Easton, Pennsylvania, Lucille is a intensive, dedicated artist who won her first award […]

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  • Have you ever imagined what Downey Avenue might have looked like forty, seventy, even a hundred years ago? Stay Gallery has partnered with the Downey Historical Society, Downey Museum of Art, Downey Conservancy, and the City of Downey, to host their first historical exhibit based on how this city came to be. “Downey Avenue is becoming […]

    Downey Avenue Historical Exhibit August 22

    Have you ever imagined what Downey Avenue might have looked like forty, seventy, even a hundred years ago? Stay Gallery has partnered with the Downey Historical Society, Downey Museum of Art, Downey Conservancy, and the City of Downey, to host their first historical exhibit based on how this city came to be. “Downey Avenue is becoming […]

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  • saturday night art music poetry wine nudity the green salon a monthly gathering of poets writers artists musicians dancers filmmakers and other creative people the fourth saturday evening of the month at casa la reina in downey (los angeles) california 7pm wine and vegan snacks open mic bring something to share bring your books / […]

    Poetrypalooza hosted by the Green Salon August 23

    saturday night art music poetry wine nudity the green salon a monthly gathering of poets writers artists musicians dancers filmmakers and other creative people the fourth saturday evening of the month at casa la reina in downey (los angeles) california 7pm wine and vegan snacks open mic bring something to share bring your books / […]

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  • This edition of POETRY MATTERS will feature Poet/performer/librettist Douglas Kearney. His second, full-length collection of poetry, The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009), was Catherine Wagner’s selection for the National Poetry Series. His produced operas include Sucktion, Mordake, and Crescent City. “Where, oh where would we be without the dynamic intelligence and feats of lyric daring […]

    Douglas Kearney at Poetry Matters August 14

    This edition of POETRY MATTERS will feature Poet/performer/librettist Douglas Kearney. His second, full-length collection of poetry, The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009), was Catherine Wagner’s selection for the National Poetry Series. His produced operas include Sucktion, Mordake, and Crescent City. “Where, oh where would we be without the dynamic intelligence and feats of lyric daring […]

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