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  • Andrew Hernandez, Curator of “METALLIC REFLECTIONS” Downey Symphony pre-concert Exhibit Three years ago Andrew received his a B.A. in Art History from California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). He first began painting during his  senior year of high school at Verbum Dei High School in  Watts, CA. Andrew volunteering with DAC (Downey Arts  Coalition) during […]

    A brief chat with curator Andrew Hernandez

    Andrew Hernandez, Curator of “METALLIC REFLECTIONS” Downey Symphony pre-concert Exhibit Three years ago Andrew received his a B.A. in Art History from California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). He first began painting during his  senior year of high school at Verbum Dei High School in  Watts, CA. Andrew volunteering with DAC (Downey Arts  Coalition) during […]

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  • Come join the Downey Symphony Orchestra for a Russian Spectacular! Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff! Piano Sensation Kevin Fitz-Gerald Art Exhibit “Metallic Reflections” April 7, 2018 8:00pm Downey Theatre Pre-Concert Lecture – 7:15pm Purchase Tickets Message from the Music Director “Join us as we conclude our 59th season with some spectacular Russian flair:  Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Rachmaninoff’s […]

    Russian Spectacular: Downey Symphony, April 8th, 2018

    Come join the Downey Symphony Orchestra for a Russian Spectacular! Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff! Piano Sensation Kevin Fitz-Gerald Art Exhibit “Metallic Reflections” April 7, 2018 8:00pm Downey Theatre Pre-Concert Lecture – 7:15pm Purchase Tickets Message from the Music Director “Join us as we conclude our 59th season with some spectacular Russian flair:  Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Rachmaninoff’s […]

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  • Downey Arts Coalition presented its first event of 2018, with a new series of events celebrating local art & culture: “Live Love Art,” on Sunday February 25th at The Epic Lounge. DAC President Pat Gil conceived of the events, four seasonal celebrations of artists doing great work in our city and nearby. In the winter […]

    Recap: Live Love Art Winter 2018

    Downey Arts Coalition presented its first event of 2018, with a new series of events celebrating local art & culture: “Live Love Art,” on Sunday February 25th at The Epic Lounge. DAC President Pat Gil conceived of the events, four seasonal celebrations of artists doing great work in our city and nearby. In the winter […]

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  • Thanks to our amazing cast of Defying Gravity, which performed 8 shows at the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Also we want to thank our sponsors who really made this show possible, and the audience for their generosity and enthusiasm. Enjoy some photos from the show.    

    Photos from Defying Gravity

    Thanks to our amazing cast of Defying Gravity, which performed 8 shows at the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Also we want to thank our sponsors who really made this show possible, and the audience for their generosity and enthusiasm. Enjoy some photos from the show.    

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  • The Downey City Council approved a renewal of the Arts in Public Places funding that supports Stay Gallery’s downtown lease. The gallery provides an open, public community center for the arts in Downey, featuring exhibits of local artists, events for the Downey Unified School District, classes, and more. The Downey Arts Coalition will also be […]

    City renews Stay Gallery funding for 3 years

    The Downey City Council approved a renewal of the Arts in Public Places funding that supports Stay Gallery’s downtown lease. The gallery provides an open, public community center for the arts in Downey, featuring exhibits of local artists, events for the Downey Unified School District, classes, and more. The Downey Arts Coalition will also be […]

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  • The Avenue Theatre is about to be sold – at Monday’s City Council meeting (November 7, 2016) the City of Downey will vote whether to approve the sale of the property to Downey Restaurant Group. Update: Council approved the sale 3-0 with Marquez absent and Vasquez abstaining. Downey locals Adrian Amosa and Kirk Cartozian (a former […]

    Avenue Theatre proposed sale to Downey Restaurant Group

    The Avenue Theatre is about to be sold – at Monday’s City Council meeting (November 7, 2016) the City of Downey will vote whether to approve the sale of the property to Downey Restaurant Group. Update: Council approved the sale 3-0 with Marquez absent and Vasquez abstaining. Downey locals Adrian Amosa and Kirk Cartozian (a former […]

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  • Another successful art show, “Classical Elements,” on April 9th presented two dozen local artists’ work along with the Downey Symphony concert, “A European Exhibition.” The concert featured a new work from composer Oscar Navarro, who also wrote the Downey Overture, a whimsical orchestral piece dedicated to our city. Clarinetist Kelli O’Connor was the featured performer for Navarro’s Clarinet […]

    A Night with the Classical Elements

    Another successful art show, “Classical Elements,” on April 9th presented two dozen local artists’ work along with the Downey Symphony concert, “A European Exhibition.” The concert featured a new work from composer Oscar Navarro, who also wrote the Downey Overture, a whimsical orchestral piece dedicated to our city. Clarinetist Kelli O’Connor was the featured performer for Navarro’s Clarinet […]

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  • The Downey Arts Coalition was proud to present the group art show, themed “Tempest” about the storms of life and art, January 23rd at the Downey Civic Theatre, along side the Downey Symphony Orchestra concert “Strings Stravaganza.” EJ Ball curated the works, from local artists throughout Southern California. It was also the world premiere of a new […]

    Great crowd for “Tempest” Art Show Jan 23

    The Downey Arts Coalition was proud to present the group art show, themed “Tempest” about the storms of life and art, January 23rd at the Downey Civic Theatre, along side the Downey Symphony Orchestra concert “Strings Stravaganza.” EJ Ball curated the works, from local artists throughout Southern California. It was also the world premiere of a new […]

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  • CALLING ALL SINGERS! For the sheer joy of singing; a place to grow; to feel the “high” of the choral experience; to learn the great masterworks; to become a better musician; to have way more fun working harder… Barely 2 years old, the Downey Master Chorale plans an exciting and challenging season encompassing 450 years of […]

    Downey Master Chorale 3rd season rehearsals start Sept 8th

    CALLING ALL SINGERS! For the sheer joy of singing; a place to grow; to feel the “high” of the choral experience; to learn the great masterworks; to become a better musician; to have way more fun working harder… Barely 2 years old, the Downey Master Chorale plans an exciting and challenging season encompassing 450 years of […]

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  • Congratulations to the talented artists of the “Reflections” art show, which accompanied the Downey Symphony Orchestra concert “Harp & Soul” on January 24th at the Downey Civic Theatre.  The group show, which featured over twenty local artists was curated by Eloise Ball and produced by Pat Gil and her team from both the Downey Arts […]

    Photos from Reflections Art Show with the Downey Symphony

    Congratulations to the talented artists of the “Reflections” art show, which accompanied the Downey Symphony Orchestra concert “Harp & Soul” on January 24th at the Downey Civic Theatre.  The group show, which featured over twenty local artists was curated by Eloise Ball and produced by Pat Gil and her team from both the Downey Arts […]

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