Downey is home to one of the top rehabilitation facilities in the country, Rancho Los Amigos Hospital off of Imperial and Rives. Their extensive use of the visual and performing arts as a tool of healing has had a powerful impact on the lives of its patients over the years. The Downey Arts Coalition this year featured the work of a founder of the show, Steve Clay, who himself was an artist that lost his physical ability only to have it come storming back through his treatment at Rancho Los Amigos.
The annual “Art of Rancho” exhibit is coming November 7th 6PM to 9PM. To RSVP for the opening reception, call 562-401-7651 before November 1st (12 & over please, dress is business attire). The exhibit is held in the Rancho Support Services Annex, and features the works of 40 Rancho “graduate” artists.
To view samples of the work from 2011, visit the Rancho Los Amigos website events page.