Featured Events
  • The Downey Symphony Orchestra will hold its winter concert on January 24th at the Downey Civic Theatre, “Harp and Soul,” at 8:00pm. This concert will feature the Downey Symphony’s talented string section along with award winning harpist Alison Bjorkedal. Come hear the compositions of Mahler, Copeland, Debussy and Tchaikovsky. Also, the Downey Symphony seeks to to promote young […]

    Symphony Concert “Harp and Soul” Jan 24th, Reflections Art Show

    The Downey Symphony Orchestra will hold its winter concert on January 24th at the Downey Civic Theatre, “Harp and Soul,” at 8:00pm. This concert will feature the Downey Symphony’s talented string section along with award winning harpist Alison Bjorkedal. Come hear the compositions of Mahler, Copeland, Debussy and Tchaikovsky. Also, the Downey Symphony seeks to to promote young […]

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Featured Articles
  • On January 10th, 2015 the Downey Museum of Art presented work from it’s collection by one of Southern California’s original modern artists, Vic Joachim Smith ~ early work.  Presented at the South Gate Civic Museum and Art Galleries, the exhibit will be up for the month of January.  The Other Theatre Company also presented a […]

    Photos from Downey Museum of Art presents Vic Joachim Smith

    On January 10th, 2015 the Downey Museum of Art presented work from it’s collection by one of Southern California’s original modern artists, Vic Joachim Smith ~ early work.  Presented at the South Gate Civic Museum and Art Galleries, the exhibit will be up for the month of January.  The Other Theatre Company also presented a […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Downey Civic Theatre is conducting a survey as part of its effort to make sure the theatre has long-term viability and continues to be relevant in the community.  The Theatre Management wants to hear from Downey residents regarding what they like, what they don’t like and what shows they’d most like to see. An […]

    Downey Theatre seeks feedback on future events

    The Downey Civic Theatre is conducting a survey as part of its effort to make sure the theatre has long-term viability and continues to be relevant in the community.  The Theatre Management wants to hear from Downey residents regarding what they like, what they don’t like and what shows they’d most like to see. An […]

Updates
  • On January 10th, 2015 the Downey Museum of Art presented work from it’s collection by one of Southern California’s original modern artists, Vic Joachim Smith ~ early work.  Presented at the South Gate Civic Museum and Art Galleries, the exhibit will be up for the month of January.  The Other Theatre Company also presented a […]

    Photos from Downey Museum of Art presents Vic Joachim Smith

    On January 10th, 2015 the Downey Museum of Art presented work from it’s collection by one of Southern California’s original modern artists, Vic Joachim Smith ~ early work.  Presented at the South Gate Civic Museum and Art Galleries, the exhibit will be up for the month of January.  The Other Theatre Company also presented a […]

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  • Open House for Artists and Art Lovers The Downey Arts Coalition will host an Open House on Tuesday, January 13, at 7:00 PM, at the Epic Lounge at 8239 2nd Street.  The event is free to the public and will offer an opportunity to connect with others who have an interest in supporting and participating […]

    DOWNEY ARTS COALITION: Open House January 13th 2015

    Open House for Artists and Art Lovers The Downey Arts Coalition will host an Open House on Tuesday, January 13, at 7:00 PM, at the Epic Lounge at 8239 2nd Street.  The event is free to the public and will offer an opportunity to connect with others who have an interest in supporting and participating […]

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  •   Downey Native to be Featured Poet Downey poet and artist Rosalie Desimone Sciortino will be the featured reader for Poetry Matters, Thursday, January 15, at Stay Gallery.  Her work over the years has had an impact on the Downey arts scene in many ways.   Sciortino was a leader in Writers Workshop West (a writing […]

    POETRY MATTERS: Rosalie Sciortino January 15th 2015

      Downey Native to be Featured Poet Downey poet and artist Rosalie Desimone Sciortino will be the featured reader for Poetry Matters, Thursday, January 15, at Stay Gallery.  Her work over the years has had an impact on the Downey arts scene in many ways.   Sciortino was a leader in Writers Workshop West (a writing […]

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  • Downey Museum of Art is proud to announce its first exhibition for 2015. Vic Joachim Smith ~ Early Work opens Saturday, January 10th, 1 pm, at Southgate Museum and Art Galleries. This is an important show. Vic Smith moved to Southern California from the Pacific Northwest to pursue a calling in art. He graduated from […]

    Vic Joachim Smith: Early Work from the DMOA, Jan 10

    Downey Museum of Art is proud to announce its first exhibition for 2015. Vic Joachim Smith ~ Early Work opens Saturday, January 10th, 1 pm, at Southgate Museum and Art Galleries. This is an important show. Vic Smith moved to Southern California from the Pacific Northwest to pursue a calling in art. He graduated from […]

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  • The Downey Symphony Orchestra will hold its winter concert on January 24th at the Downey Civic Theatre, “Harp and Soul,” at 8:00pm. This concert will feature the Downey Symphony’s talented string section along with award winning harpist Alison Bjorkedal. Come hear the compositions of Mahler, Copeland, Debussy and Tchaikovsky. Also, the Downey Symphony seeks to to promote young […]

    Symphony Concert “Harp and Soul” Jan 24th, Reflections Art Show

    The Downey Symphony Orchestra will hold its winter concert on January 24th at the Downey Civic Theatre, “Harp and Soul,” at 8:00pm. This concert will feature the Downey Symphony’s talented string section along with award winning harpist Alison Bjorkedal. Come hear the compositions of Mahler, Copeland, Debussy and Tchaikovsky. Also, the Downey Symphony seeks to to promote young […]

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  • On Sunday, December 21st, 2:30pm experience our city chorus perform at the lovely sanctuary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 9820 Lakewood Blvd. in Downey. The concert will feature “Christmas Cantata” by Daniel Pinkham and “Ave Verum Corpus” by Mozart. Unusual arrangements of favorite carols plus some interesting surprises will add to the delight of all […]

    Christmas Concert this Sunday – Downey Master Chorale

    On Sunday, December 21st, 2:30pm experience our city chorus perform at the lovely sanctuary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 9820 Lakewood Blvd. in Downey. The concert will feature “Christmas Cantata” by Daniel Pinkham and “Ave Verum Corpus” by Mozart. Unusual arrangements of favorite carols plus some interesting surprises will add to the delight of all […]

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  • Poetry Matters announces a special event, the December 18 celebration of its three year anniversary. This event also marks the debut of a new chapbook, But Who’s Counting. Editor Lorine Parks has collected a poem from each of the featured poets who have come to read in Downey over the last eighteen months in The […]

    POETRY MATTERS: But Who’s Counting

    Poetry Matters announces a special event, the December 18 celebration of its three year anniversary. This event also marks the debut of a new chapbook, But Who’s Counting. Editor Lorine Parks has collected a poem from each of the featured poets who have come to read in Downey over the last eighteen months in The […]

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  • The Downey Civic Theatre continues its presenting series of shows to bring more music and entertainment to the area.  Check out the line-up for 2014-2015. Mariachi Divas Christmas Show Sunday, December 14th 2014 at 7:00pm Directed and founded by trumpet player Cindy Shea in 1999, under the musical direction of GRAMMY award winning Alberto “Beto” […]

    Downey Civic Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season

    The Downey Civic Theatre continues its presenting series of shows to bring more music and entertainment to the area.  Check out the line-up for 2014-2015. Mariachi Divas Christmas Show Sunday, December 14th 2014 at 7:00pm Directed and founded by trumpet player Cindy Shea in 1999, under the musical direction of GRAMMY award winning Alberto “Beto” […]

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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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