The Downey Art Vibe is producing a first class arts event at the Downey Civic Theatre lobby, this Thursday November 10th at 8PM.
Participating artists include: Eddie Blanck, Jose Cervantes, Carolina Del Toro, Jorge Del Toro, Jordan Dunn, Gabe Enamorado, Valentin Flores, Don Lamkin, Monique Pucciarelli, Jamie Lennon Rowland, Roy Anthony Shabla, Jenny Vargas, Alina Wilson.
DJ Dren, cash bar, photo booth, food, $5 at the box office.
Here is the event page on facebook. Click to say you’re attending, and invite your friends by pressing “Select Guests to Invite.”
The Downey Art Vibe was co-founded by Valentin Flores and Gabe Enamorado, two photographers with a love for Downey that envisioned a cultural revolution here in the city. A couple years ago, I attended an event featuring a friend and local artist Sergio Robleto, and was shocked to find that someone was taking an active role in bringing the arts to our community. It was still awhile after that when I began to be inspired to get involved myself. I’ve lived in Downey most all of my life, and the common knowledge is there’s nothing here for artists, so you focus your time elsewhere. Taking the local arts movement seriously was not my idea, in the least. These guys are the inspiration.