City News Archive

  • 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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  • This Sunday, DAC’s own Carolina Del Toro has curated a new show of work around “the Day of the Dead” for the Dia De Los Metros festival at the Downey Theatre. Come upstairs and enjoy the art exhibit in the lobby of the theatre. Full press release follows: —— Approximately 15,000 festival goers will enjoy […]

    Dia De Los Muertos festival Sunday Oct 30

    This Sunday, DAC’s own Carolina Del Toro has curated a new show of work around “the Day of the Dead” for the Dia De Los Metros festival at the Downey Theatre. Come upstairs and enjoy the art exhibit in the lobby of the theatre. Full press release follows: —— Approximately 15,000 festival goers will enjoy […]

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  • On October 2nd, 2016, the Downey Arts Coalition and the City of Downey present a celebration of Art, Film, Space and Downey’s 60th Anniversary. “Stardust Art Festival” takes place 12PM to 6PM at the Downey Civic Theatre, with free movies provided by GlennFest Film Festival including Ice Age: Collision Course, the astronaut documentary The Last Man on […]

    Stardust Art & Film Festival Oct 2nd

    On October 2nd, 2016, the Downey Arts Coalition and the City of Downey present a celebration of Art, Film, Space and Downey’s 60th Anniversary. “Stardust Art Festival” takes place 12PM to 6PM at the Downey Civic Theatre, with free movies provided by GlennFest Film Festival including Ice Age: Collision Course, the astronaut documentary The Last Man on […]

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  • Call to Artists! Join us in our next group art exhibition: Cosmic coming to the Downey Civic Theatre October 2nd to the 25th. Downey Arts Coalition presents the show in collaboration with the Downey Symphony Orchestra’s fall concert. The theme is, “The universe, sun, moon, outer space, celestial bodies, space travel, terrestrial landscapes and space exploration.” Downey […]

    Call to Artists – Cosmic Art Show

    Call to Artists! Join us in our next group art exhibition: Cosmic coming to the Downey Civic Theatre October 2nd to the 25th. Downey Arts Coalition presents the show in collaboration with the Downey Symphony Orchestra’s fall concert. The theme is, “The universe, sun, moon, outer space, celestial bodies, space travel, terrestrial landscapes and space exploration.” Downey […]

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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 Civic Theatre continues its presenting series of shows to bring more music and entertainment to the area.  Check out the line-up for 2014-2015. Mariachi Divas Christmas Show Sunday, December 14th 2014 at 7:00pm Directed and founded by trumpet player Cindy Shea in 1999, under the musical direction of GRAMMY award winning Alberto “Beto” […]

    Downey Civic Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season

    The Downey Civic Theatre continues its presenting series of shows to bring more music and entertainment to the area.  Check out the line-up for 2014-2015. Mariachi Divas Christmas Show Sunday, December 14th 2014 at 7:00pm Directed and founded by trumpet player Cindy Shea in 1999, under the musical direction of GRAMMY award winning Alberto “Beto” […]

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  • The City of Downey has awarded a contract to local artist Don Lamkin to recreate his popular collage of Downey images as a mural of the east side of Porto’s parking structure.  The painting will be financed by the Art in Public Places fund, and it is the first time a Downey artist has been […]

    Doodle-icious Mural Approved for Downey Avenue

    The City of Downey has awarded a contract to local artist Don Lamkin to recreate his popular collage of Downey images as a mural of the east side of Porto’s parking structure.  The painting will be financed by the Art in Public Places fund, and it is the first time a Downey artist has been […]

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  • Have you ever imagined what Downey Avenue might have looked like forty, seventy, even a hundred years ago? Stay Gallery has partnered with the Downey Historical Society, Downey Museum of Art, Downey Conservancy, and the City of Downey, to host their first historical exhibit based on how this city came to be. “Downey Avenue is becoming […]

    Downey Avenue Historical Exhibit August 22

    Have you ever imagined what Downey Avenue might have looked like forty, seventy, even a hundred years ago? Stay Gallery has partnered with the Downey Historical Society, Downey Museum of Art, Downey Conservancy, and the City of Downey, to host their first historical exhibit based on how this city came to be. “Downey Avenue is becoming […]

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  • Wednesday August 6th is the annual tradition of the Downey Symphony Orchestra’s free concert in the park.  7PM at Furman Park in Downey, on Rives Ave south of Florence.  Director and conductor Sharon Lavery will lead the orchestra in a number of audience favorites and pops classics.  This year’s concert is entitled “The Sounds of […]

    Downey Symphony Free Concert in the Park August 6

    Wednesday August 6th is the annual tradition of the Downey Symphony Orchestra’s free concert in the park.  7PM at Furman Park in Downey, on Rives Ave south of Florence.  Director and conductor Sharon Lavery will lead the orchestra in a number of audience favorites and pops classics.  This year’s concert is entitled “The Sounds of […]

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  • Make Music Downey is this Saturday, with a hugely diverse group of musical acts, all performing in downtown Downey from 11AM to 6PM. Featuring headline acts such as Las Cafeteras, Chicano Batman, Ceci Bastida, Quitapenas, Salt Petal and more.  You can also see your favorite Downey local bands, as well as dedicated musicians from across […]

    Make Music Downey 2014 Schedule

    Make Music Downey is this Saturday, with a hugely diverse group of musical acts, all performing in downtown Downey from 11AM to 6PM. Featuring headline acts such as Las Cafeteras, Chicano Batman, Ceci Bastida, Quitapenas, Salt Petal and more.  You can also see your favorite Downey local bands, as well as dedicated musicians from across […]

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