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  • Submit your artwork by January 6th, 2018 to be included in our next group show at The Downey Theatre, on January 20, 2018. The theme is “The Masters,” for art pieces that take inspiration from past artists, composers, authors, poets and scientists known to be masters in their field. Email your work to *protected email* […]

    Call To Artists: The Masters

    Submit your artwork by January 6th, 2018 to be included in our next group show at The Downey Theatre, on January 20, 2018. The theme is “The Masters,” for art pieces that take inspiration from past artists, composers, authors, poets and scientists known to be masters in their field. Email your work to *protected email* […]

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  • We are a community group for artists and arts advocates who want to make a difference in our city for the arts. Join us for our year-end membership meeting, where we’ll celebrate what was accomplished in 2017 and share ideas and goals for the future. We will be electing a board of directors for 2018, […]

    Downey Arts Coalition Year-End Membership Meeting

    We are a community group for artists and arts advocates who want to make a difference in our city for the arts. Join us for our year-end membership meeting, where we’ll celebrate what was accomplished in 2017 and share ideas and goals for the future. We will be electing a board of directors for 2018, […]

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Featured Articles
  • 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 […]

Updates
  • Submit your artwork by January 6th, 2018 to be included in our next group show at The Downey Theatre, on January 20, 2018. The theme is “The Masters,” for art pieces that take inspiration from past artists, composers, authors, poets and scientists known to be masters in their field. Email your work to *protected email* […]

    Call To Artists: The Masters

    Submit your artwork by January 6th, 2018 to be included in our next group show at The Downey Theatre, on January 20, 2018. The theme is “The Masters,” for art pieces that take inspiration from past artists, composers, authors, poets and scientists known to be masters in their field. Email your work to *protected email* […]

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  • We are a community group for artists and arts advocates who want to make a difference in our city for the arts. Join us for our year-end membership meeting, where we’ll celebrate what was accomplished in 2017 and share ideas and goals for the future. We will be electing a board of directors for 2018, […]

    Downey Arts Coalition Year-End Membership Meeting

    We are a community group for artists and arts advocates who want to make a difference in our city for the arts. Join us for our year-end membership meeting, where we’ll celebrate what was accomplished in 2017 and share ideas and goals for the future. We will be electing a board of directors for 2018, […]

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  • The Downey Symphonic Society is pleased to present “Czech Please!” the fall concert for the Downey Symphony Orchestra, on Saturday October 21, 2017.  The evening begins with the opening of a new Downey Arts Coalition group art show, “Music: The Art of Sound,” doors opening at 6:30PM. A Pre-concert lecture with Music Director Sharon Lavery […]

    ‘Czech Please’ Downey Symphony Concert Oct 21

    The Downey Symphonic Society is pleased to present “Czech Please!” the fall concert for the Downey Symphony Orchestra, on Saturday October 21, 2017.  The evening begins with the opening of a new Downey Arts Coalition group art show, “Music: The Art of Sound,” doors opening at 6:30PM. A Pre-concert lecture with Music Director Sharon Lavery […]

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  • GlennFest, a weeklong film festival that has been hosted in Downey since 2012, will take place from October 1 through October 7 this year, showcasing several films at the Epic Lounge (8239 2nd St. Downey) and Downey Civic Theatre (8435 Firestone Blvd, Downey) All Screenings are free. For more information visit www.glennfest.com October 1 -SUNU 2 […]

    GlennFest Film Festival Free Screenings Oct 1-7 2017

    GlennFest, a weeklong film festival that has been hosted in Downey since 2012, will take place from October 1 through October 7 this year, showcasing several films at the Epic Lounge (8239 2nd St. Downey) and Downey Civic Theatre (8435 Firestone Blvd, Downey) All Screenings are free. For more information visit www.glennfest.com October 1 -SUNU 2 […]

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  • Downey Arts Coalition is once again sponsoring a group art show with the Downey Symphony Orchestra for their fall concert on October 21.  The theme is “Music: The Art of Sound.” We are seeking submissions for all medias and mixed medias, self-contained, all sizes. Selected artists will be featured in the Symphony concert program, with […]

    Call to Artists, Music: The Art of Sound Oct 21

    Downey Arts Coalition is once again sponsoring a group art show with the Downey Symphony Orchestra for their fall concert on October 21.  The theme is “Music: The Art of Sound.” We are seeking submissions for all medias and mixed medias, self-contained, all sizes. Selected artists will be featured in the Symphony concert program, with […]

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  • It’s not a time for a Siesta, but for a Gran Fiesta You Are Cordially Invited to Mi Hacienda Garden Party Benefitting the Downey Symphony Orchestra & Music in the Schools ProgramsCome Join Us for a Gran Fiesta celebrating the 2017-2018 Concert SeasonSunday, September 24, 2017 3pm – 7pm (cocktail 3-4pm), $75 per personRio Hondo […]

    Downey Symphony Mi Hacienda Garden Party Sept 24

    It’s not a time for a Siesta, but for a Gran Fiesta You Are Cordially Invited to Mi Hacienda Garden Party Benefitting the Downey Symphony Orchestra & Music in the Schools ProgramsCome Join Us for a Gran Fiesta celebrating the 2017-2018 Concert SeasonSunday, September 24, 2017 3pm – 7pm (cocktail 3-4pm), $75 per personRio Hondo […]

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  • On Saturday, October 7 & Sunday, October 8, 2017 Aerospace Legacy Foundation presents OuteRimCon. Come join us. Visit the OuterRimCon Web Site Columbia Memorial Space Center 12400 Columbia Way Downey, CA 90242 Hours: Saturday, 10a – 5p Sunday, 10a – 3p About Us: Aerospace Legacy Foundation is a community based 501(c)(3) organization from Downey, California; […]

    OuterRimCon: Presented by the Aerospace Legacy Foundation

    On Saturday, October 7 & Sunday, October 8, 2017 Aerospace Legacy Foundation presents OuteRimCon. Come join us. Visit the OuterRimCon Web Site Columbia Memorial Space Center 12400 Columbia Way Downey, CA 90242 Hours: Saturday, 10a – 5p Sunday, 10a – 3p About Us: Aerospace Legacy Foundation is a community based 501(c)(3) organization from Downey, California; […]

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  • Art, Culture & Tradition The Annual Downey Dia de Los Muertos Art Festival is back for its 5th year on Sunday, Oct 29th, 2017, downtown Downey, in and around the Downey Theatre, 8435 Firestone Blvd. The event is free, and so is the parking. The festival opens at 11:00 am with introductions from the Mayor and City […]

    5th Annual Dia de Los Muertos Art Festival Oct 29

    Art, Culture & Tradition The Annual Downey Dia de Los Muertos Art Festival is back for its 5th year on Sunday, Oct 29th, 2017, downtown Downey, in and around the Downey Theatre, 8435 Firestone Blvd. The event is free, and so is the parking. The festival opens at 11:00 am with introductions from the Mayor and City […]

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  •     The Green Salon Short Film Festival returns Saturday August 26 with new shorts by local filmmakers. The outdoor event begins at 7PM, films begin approximately at 8PM. Host Roy Anthony Shabla welcomes everyone to this free event at his Studio GalleRoy, 11210 Greenstone Ave, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670.

    Green Salon Short Film Festival Saturday August 26

        The Green Salon Short Film Festival returns Saturday August 26 with new shorts by local filmmakers. The outdoor event begins at 7PM, films begin approximately at 8PM. Host Roy Anthony Shabla welcomes everyone to this free event at his Studio GalleRoy, 11210 Greenstone Ave, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670.

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  • August 31, 7pm Rooftop Public Parking Structure 2nd St. and New St., Downey La Charanga Cubana will feature at the as the performing artist for the Cuban-themed rooftop concert hosted by the City of Downey. There will be cuban vendors and food, arts and crafts, a beer and wine garden, and a DAC hosted art exhibition. […]

    Havana Nights Rooftop Concert August 31

    August 31, 7pm Rooftop Public Parking Structure 2nd St. and New St., Downey La Charanga Cubana will feature at the as the performing artist for the Cuban-themed rooftop concert hosted by the City of Downey. There will be cuban vendors and food, arts and crafts, a beer and wine garden, and a DAC hosted art exhibition. […]

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