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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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  • On January 10th, 2015 the Downey Museum of Art presented work from it’s collection by one of Southern California’s original modern artists, Vic Joachim Smith ~ early work.  Presented at the South Gate Civic Museum and Art Galleries, the exhibit will be up for the month of January.  The Other Theatre Company also presented a […]

    Photos from Downey Museum of Art presents Vic Joachim Smith

    On January 10th, 2015 the Downey Museum of Art presented work from it’s collection by one of Southern California’s original modern artists, Vic Joachim Smith ~ early work.  Presented at the South Gate Civic Museum and Art Galleries, the exhibit will be up for the month of January.  The Other Theatre Company also presented a […]

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  • The Downey Civic Theatre is conducting a survey as part of its effort to make sure the theatre has long-term viability and continues to be relevant in the community.  The Theatre Management wants to hear from Downey residents regarding what they like, what they don’t like and what shows they’d most like to see. An […]

    Downey Theatre seeks feedback on future events

    The Downey Civic Theatre is conducting a survey as part of its effort to make sure the theatre has long-term viability and continues to be relevant in the community.  The Theatre Management wants to hear from Downey residents regarding what they like, what they don’t like and what shows they’d most like to see. An […]

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  • For the first time since 1985, the Downey Symphony Orchestra had a sold-out concert at the Downey Civic Theatre.  When the Theatre was being planned in the late 60’s, the Symphonic Society and the Downey Children’s Theatre argued about the size of the auditorium– the Symphony wanted 1000, and the theatre only 500.  At 738 […]

    Downey Symphony’s Sold-out Concert

    For the first time since 1985, the Downey Symphony Orchestra had a sold-out concert at the Downey Civic Theatre.  When the Theatre was being planned in the late 60’s, the Symphonic Society and the Downey Children’s Theatre argued about the size of the auditorium– the Symphony wanted 1000, and the theatre only 500.  At 738 […]

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  • Art Exhibit Application Join Local Artists In A Special Exhibit At The 22nd Annual Interfaith Multi-Cultural Songfest Saturday, March 15, 2015 Art Display Viewing Preceding songfest:  4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Immediately after Songfest  8:30 pm – 9:30 pm The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints 12425 Orizaba Ave., Downey Contact:  Lois Buchanan for more details (562) 927-9790 *protected email* This is a […]

    Call to Artists: Interfaith Multi-Cultural Songfest Mar 15

    Art Exhibit Application Join Local Artists In A Special Exhibit At The 22nd Annual Interfaith Multi-Cultural Songfest Saturday, March 15, 2015 Art Display Viewing Preceding songfest:  4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Immediately after Songfest  8:30 pm – 9:30 pm The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints 12425 Orizaba Ave., Downey Contact:  Lois Buchanan for more details (562) 927-9790 *protected email* This is a […]

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  • The Downey Arts Coalition, in partnership with music director Margaret Zeleny have announced auditions for a newly formed city chorus, the Downey Master Chorale.  The group is a new opportunity for singers to be challenged and join a community of musicians that wish to share this beautiful art form with their local audiences. Auditions are […]

    Downey Master Chorale Auditions

    The Downey Arts Coalition, in partnership with music director Margaret Zeleny have announced auditions for a newly formed city chorus, the Downey Master Chorale.  The group is a new opportunity for singers to be challenged and join a community of musicians that wish to share this beautiful art form with their local audiences. Auditions are […]

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