The mission of the Downey Arts Coalition is to stimulate, develop, foster, encourage, and promote public interest in, and appreciation of the arts.
DAC began as a website in 2010 in search of artists and arts enthusiasts in Downey who would want to band together to improve the arts and culture scene in Downey. Monthly meetings began in early 2011 with the goal of providing communication, collaboration, and a shared vision among artists and advocates to spur a new local arts movement. The group is open to anyone with a passion for the arts and a call to be involved in our community. We are an all-volunteer community service organization.
DAC has produced dozens of events in Downey, including several art shows at the Downey Theater, the local music festival Make Music Downey, theatre events such as Defying Gravity at the Columbia Memorial Space Center, monthly poetry nights, film screenings and more. Also involved in advocacy for the arts, the group has provided support to other local arts organizations, such as Downey Art Vibe, Downey Symphonic Society and the Downey Museum of Art.
In June of 2012 the members of the Downey Arts Coalition joined to board of the Downey Art League to effectively merge the two organizations. The Downey Art League was incorporated in 1967 and is a non-profit 501(c)3 community organization. Membership in the organization is $15 for individuals, $20 for families, for those wishing to be actively involved in the goals and direction of the organization. Members receive agendas and minutes, and vote for the board of directors.
Mailing AddressDowney Arts Coalition P.O. Box 5072 Downey CA 90241
Board of Directors
Andrew Wahlquist, President
Pat Gil, Vice President
Frank Kearns, Secretary
Art Montoya, Treasurer
Carolina Del Toro
DAC Open House Artist Mixers: Produced by , ,
Downey Master Chorale: , Music Director
Poetry Matters (3rd Thursdays): Curated by
Dia De Los Muertos show, Art booths at the Rooftop Concert Series: Curated by Carolina Del Toro