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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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Featured Articles
  • 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 […]

Updates
  • 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 […]

    Continue Reading...

  •   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 […]

    Continue Reading...

  • 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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  • DREAMSCAPES “You journeyed in joy and despair Before you encountered lies and old age Love made you suffer at twenty at thirty I’ve lived like a fool and wasted my time You no longer dare to look at your hands and now I feel like crying Over you over the one I love over everything […]

    Call to Artists: Dreamscapes – Submit by Jan 15

    DREAMSCAPES “You journeyed in joy and despair Before you encountered lies and old age Love made you suffer at twenty at thirty I’ve lived like a fool and wasted my time You no longer dare to look at your hands and now I feel like crying Over you over the one I love over everything […]

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  • Celebrating the culmination of Christmastide, the Downey Master Chorale will present its seasonal concert on January 8th at 4:00 PM in the Cornerstone Christian Worship Center, 9001 Paramount in Downey. Entitled “Epiphany,” it offers old and new music to mark that great event when all the world met the new-born King through the persons of […]

    Downey Master Chorale 4th Season: Epiphany Jan 8th

    Celebrating the culmination of Christmastide, the Downey Master Chorale will present its seasonal concert on January 8th at 4:00 PM in the Cornerstone Christian Worship Center, 9001 Paramount in Downey. Entitled “Epiphany,” it offers old and new music to mark that great event when all the world met the new-born King through the persons of […]

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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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