Welcome to the Downey Arts Coalition.
We believe the arts are the cornerstone of community. Theatre, music, film, the visual arts– they bring us together to experience our culture and humanity. As residents of Downey and the surrounding area, we believe that there is a void that needs to be filled. Our purpose is to bring new arts and cultural events and opportunities to our city, and become known in the surrounding area for our dedication to the arts. We will look closely at the spaces provided for the public to interact with the arts, for example: the Downey Civic Theatre, the Downey Art Museum (currently closed), the Barbara Riley Community Center, remodeled theaters at our public high schools, and the proposed redevelopment of the shut-down Avenue Theatre. We’re also looking to partner with businesses in the downtown area to present arts events in their space, which bring exposure and business, and also benefit the community.
If you are an artist, performer, producer, filmmaker, writer, director, musician– or just love the arts and want to help, we want to hear from you. We will soon be organizing meetings to get together and discuss our vision and how best to organize our efforts.
Add your personal vision for the arts in Downey to the comments below, or use the contact form on the home page to give us your information so that we can keep you involved.