About the Downey Arts Coalition

The mission of the Downey Arts Coalition is to stimulate, develop, foster, encourage, and promote public interest in, and appreciation of the arts.


The Downey Arts Coalition began meeting in 2011 as a group of artists and community advocates that desired to affect change in the arts and culture scene in Downey. Soon the group began producing local events such as art shows, live music, theatre, film screenings and poetry. In 2012, the group merged with our established community arts association, the Downey Art League, which has its roots in the 1950s and was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1967. The Downey Art League has a long history of success, including annual arts shows and festivals. Today the Downey Arts Coalition continues that tradition of gathering and supporting local artists, but now with a focus across all the arts disciplines.

We are an all-volunteer, membership-based community service organization. Meetings are held monthly, and information about meeting times and locations is distributed via our email list or Facebook page. General meetings and membership in the organization are open to the public.

For local artists and arts organizers, Downey Arts Coalition provides support and sponsorship of local arts projects and events. Download our application, sign up to get involved, and become a member.

Mailing Address

Downey Arts Coalition
P.O. Box 5072
Downey CA 90241
562-419-2787 (ARTS)


Board of Directors

Pat Gil, President
Carolina Del Toro, Vice President
Andrew Wahlquist, Secretary
Art Montoya, Treasurer
Alida Fernandez Chacon
David Devis
Ben Dickow
Rudy Iniquez
Monica Pucciarelli

Projects we support

Downey Arts Coalition provides support and sponsorship to local arts events and projects.

Downey Theatre Art Shows: Curated by Pat Gil,

Downey Master Chorale: , Music Director. www.downeymasterchorale.org

Poetry Matters (on hiatus): Curated by 

Dia De Los Muertos art show, Art booths at the Rooftop Concert Series: Curated by Carolina Del Toro

GlennFest Film Festival: Curated by . www.glennfest.com

Make Music Downey: www.makemusicdowney.org