On Sunday, the Downey Arts Coalition put on an intimate art fair featuring local artists and local arts organizations gathering together to talk about what they do and meet each other. With participation from the Downey Museum of Art, Third Thursday Poetry, Nuvein Foundation, Zzyzx Writers, Friends of the Library, Make Music Downey, OLPH, California Guitar Academy, Downey Music Center, Paramount Traditional Artists Guild and more. Thanks to the Moravian Church of Downey for hosting the event and everyone for pitching in to set up and tear down.
“State of the Art” was designed to foster communication and participation among local art groups, as well as get the word out about what others are doing, and that was a stimulating part of the event. Some interesting collaborations were discussed that will hopefully come to fruition.
The local arts directory made available at the event will soon be available here online as well.