July Open House for Artists and Art Lovers
The Downey Arts Coalition will host an Open House on Tuesday, July 28th, at 7:00 PM, at the Epic Lounge at 8239 2nd Street. The event is FREE to the public and offers an opportunity to connect with others who have an interest in supporting and participating in local art events.
We are very excited to have Kristine Augustyn as our feature artist. She will remind you of Monet and a little of Van Gogh, she is absolutely amazing. Please treat yourself, and come see her work in person.
We will also be treated to a performance by the Epic Lounge Improv team, starring our very own Forrest Hartl.
There will be music, art, improv, food, drinks, and great conversation with other art lovers.
Some info on Downey Arts Coalition –
The Downey Arts Coalition is also celebrating its fourth anniversary this year. Since its founding in 2011, the group has sponsored art exhibits, monthly poetry readings, and produced two Broadway plays and two free music festivals. Art shows for the Dia de los Muertos celebrations, the City of Downey rooftop events, and the Downey symphony concerts are curated by members of DAC.
The non-profit organization has also hosted movie screenings by local filmmakers, and recently assisted with publicity for the Glenfest Movie Festival that was free to the public at the Downey Krikorian Theater.
Art curator Pat Gil explains, “Whatever someone’s passion is – music, film, theatre, dance, poetry – we can work together to help you express it in our local community.”
Gil describes DAC as umbrella organization that provides “a place for local artists, arts organization, and community leaders to share and collaborate.” Reflecting its commitment to the community, the DAC website offers a calendar promoting city concerts, art shows, and music events.
Everyone, no matter what their interest, is invited to come for an evening of networking and stimulating conversation.