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  • JUNE ART HAPPENINGS: 6/16-7/15 Exhibition: Hecho En Cuba @ Stay Gallery 6/23 Paint & Cookies @ Stay Gallery 6/24 The Green Salon @ Studio GalleROY 6/30 Painting with Coffee @ Norwalk Cultural Arts Center 7/26 Save the date: Downey Symphony Pops in the Park Hecho en Cuba, Various Artists June 16-July 15 Stay Gallery 11140 Downey Ave., Downey Local Cuban rtists […]

    June Arts Newsletter

    JUNE ART HAPPENINGS: 6/16-7/15 Exhibition: Hecho En Cuba @ Stay Gallery 6/23 Paint & Cookies @ Stay Gallery 6/24 The Green Salon @ Studio GalleROY 6/30 Painting with Coffee @ Norwalk Cultural Arts Center 7/26 Save the date: Downey Symphony Pops in the Park Hecho en Cuba, Various Artists June 16-July 15 Stay Gallery 11140 Downey Ave., Downey Local Cuban rtists […]

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  • Thanks to our amazing cast of Defying Gravity, which performed 8 shows at the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Also we want to thank our sponsors who really made this show possible, and the audience for their generosity and enthusiasm. Enjoy some photos from the show.    

    Photos from Defying Gravity

    Thanks to our amazing cast of Defying Gravity, which performed 8 shows at the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Also we want to thank our sponsors who really made this show possible, and the audience for their generosity and enthusiasm. Enjoy some photos from the show.    

  • The Downey City Council approved a renewal of the Arts in Public Places funding that supports Stay Gallery’s downtown lease. The gallery provides an open, public community center for the arts in Downey, featuring exhibits of local artists, events for the Downey Unified School District, classes, and more. The Downey Arts Coalition will also be […]

    City renews Stay Gallery funding for 3 years

    The Downey City Council approved a renewal of the Arts in Public Places funding that supports Stay Gallery’s downtown lease. The gallery provides an open, public community center for the arts in Downey, featuring exhibits of local artists, events for the Downey Unified School District, classes, and more. The Downey Arts Coalition will also be […]

  • 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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  • Thanks to our amazing cast of Defying Gravity, which performed 8 shows at the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Also we want to thank our sponsors who really made this show possible, and the audience for their generosity and enthusiasm. Enjoy some photos from the show.    

    Photos from Defying Gravity

    Thanks to our amazing cast of Defying Gravity, which performed 8 shows at the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Also we want to thank our sponsors who really made this show possible, and the audience for their generosity and enthusiasm. Enjoy some photos from the show.    

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  • JUNE ART HAPPENINGS: 6/16-7/15 Exhibition: Hecho En Cuba @ Stay Gallery 6/23 Paint & Cookies @ Stay Gallery 6/24 The Green Salon @ Studio GalleROY 6/30 Painting with Coffee @ Norwalk Cultural Arts Center 7/26 Save the date: Downey Symphony Pops in the Park Hecho en Cuba, Various Artists June 16-July 15 Stay Gallery 11140 Downey Ave., Downey Local Cuban rtists […]

    June Arts Newsletter

    JUNE ART HAPPENINGS: 6/16-7/15 Exhibition: Hecho En Cuba @ Stay Gallery 6/23 Paint & Cookies @ Stay Gallery 6/24 The Green Salon @ Studio GalleROY 6/30 Painting with Coffee @ Norwalk Cultural Arts Center 7/26 Save the date: Downey Symphony Pops in the Park Hecho en Cuba, Various Artists June 16-July 15 Stay Gallery 11140 Downey Ave., Downey Local Cuban rtists […]

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  • The Downey City Council approved a renewal of the Arts in Public Places funding that supports Stay Gallery’s downtown lease. The gallery provides an open, public community center for the arts in Downey, featuring exhibits of local artists, events for the Downey Unified School District, classes, and more. The Downey Arts Coalition will also be […]

    City renews Stay Gallery funding for 3 years

    The Downey City Council approved a renewal of the Arts in Public Places funding that supports Stay Gallery’s downtown lease. The gallery provides an open, public community center for the arts in Downey, featuring exhibits of local artists, events for the Downey Unified School District, classes, and more. The Downey Arts Coalition will also be […]

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  • The Downey Arts Coalition, in partnership with the City of Downey is proud to announce the return of  Defying Gravity, a play by Jane Anderson, performed at the amphitheater of the Columbia Memorial Space Center. This powerful portrayal of the lives affected by the Challenger Space Shuttle is produced by the Downey Arts Coalition as part of […]

    Defying Gravity, a play about the Challenger Apr 28 – May 14

    The Downey Arts Coalition, in partnership with the City of Downey is proud to announce the return of  Defying Gravity, a play by Jane Anderson, performed at the amphitheater of the Columbia Memorial Space Center. This powerful portrayal of the lives affected by the Challenger Space Shuttle is produced by the Downey Arts Coalition as part of […]

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  •   Saturday April 8th, 8 pm Downey Theater 8435 Firestone Blvd., Downey The spring and final concert, “Symphonic Classics,” will feature a performance by Los Angeles cello player Benjamin Lash. The performance will include the most popular symphony in the classical music repertoire: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. The concert opens with another popular gem, The […]

    Downey Symphony presents Beethoven’s 5th – April 8

      Saturday April 8th, 8 pm Downey Theater 8435 Firestone Blvd., Downey The spring and final concert, “Symphonic Classics,” will feature a performance by Los Angeles cello player Benjamin Lash. The performance will include the most popular symphony in the classical music repertoire: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. The concert opens with another popular gem, The […]

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  • Poetry Matters featuring Bonnie Bolling March 30, 7-9 pm Stay Gallery 11140 Downey Ave., Downey 90241 Poetry Matters will welcome back Bonnie Bolling as featured poet on the fifth Thursday in March. Bolling returns to us on a visit from Dubai, where she and her husband have lived for several years. When in Long Beach, Bolling is Editor […]

    Poetry Matters featuring Bonnie Bolling March 30

    Poetry Matters featuring Bonnie Bolling March 30, 7-9 pm Stay Gallery 11140 Downey Ave., Downey 90241 Poetry Matters will welcome back Bonnie Bolling as featured poet on the fifth Thursday in March. Bolling returns to us on a visit from Dubai, where she and her husband have lived for several years. When in Long Beach, Bolling is Editor […]

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  •   Downey Arts Coalition and Downey Symphony are proud to accept submissions for our April 8th group show, “Earth Recycled.” The deadline to submit is Sunday March 26th. The art will be on display at the Downey Theatre on April 8th, during the Downey Symphony concert. Oftentimes we are more focused on the latest technology, […]

    Call to Artists: Earth Recycled, submit by March 26

      Downey Arts Coalition and Downey Symphony are proud to accept submissions for our April 8th group show, “Earth Recycled.” The deadline to submit is Sunday March 26th. The art will be on display at the Downey Theatre on April 8th, during the Downey Symphony concert. Oftentimes we are more focused on the latest technology, […]

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  • On February 16, Poetry Matters is excited to welcome back Clifton Snider at Stay Gallery. Snider will read from his new book, The Beatle Bump, published by Downey’s own Los Nietos Press. Poetry Matters welcomes all Beatle fans to hear Snider’s take on the Fab Four. Open mike at 7:30, Clifton and the Beatles at […]

    Clifton Snider’s new book The Beatle Bump at Poetry Matters Feb 16

    On February 16, Poetry Matters is excited to welcome back Clifton Snider at Stay Gallery. Snider will read from his new book, The Beatle Bump, published by Downey’s own Los Nietos Press. Poetry Matters welcomes all Beatle fans to hear Snider’s take on the Fab Four. Open mike at 7:30, Clifton and the Beatles at […]

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  • Michelle Tseng, violin Anthony Moreno, baritone Robert Blake, piano Friends of the Downey Symphony— We’ll be presenting a very special concert on Saturday, January 28, in the Downey Theatre. Concert-goers have asked for piano and vocal music and to hear again some of the great young musicians who have performed in recent years. In response, […]

    Downey Symphony Trio of Treasures Saturday Jan 28

    Michelle Tseng, violin Anthony Moreno, baritone Robert Blake, piano Friends of the Downey Symphony— We’ll be presenting a very special concert on Saturday, January 28, in the Downey Theatre. Concert-goers have asked for piano and vocal music and to hear again some of the great young musicians who have performed in recent years. In response, […]

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  • Roy Anthony Shabla – Downey artist, poet, and filmmaker – is the first ever Artist-in-Residence at Stay Gallery from December 5th to January 28th, 2017.  Shabla is a recognized painter and Stay Gallery, near the corner of Downey Avenue and Firestone Boulevard, will be his studio and exhibition space for the next two months. Shabla […]

    Artist in Residence: Roy Anthony Shabla

    Roy Anthony Shabla – Downey artist, poet, and filmmaker – is the first ever Artist-in-Residence at Stay Gallery from December 5th to January 28th, 2017.  Shabla is a recognized painter and Stay Gallery, near the corner of Downey Avenue and Firestone Boulevard, will be his studio and exhibition space for the next two months. Shabla […]

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