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… Continue reading Downey Avenue Historical Exhibit August 22

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… Continue reading Downey Symphony Free Concert in the Park August 6

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… Continue reading Make Music Downey 2014 Schedule

Stay Young Festival of the Arts, May 29-June1

Stay Gallery is hosting it’s first annual ‘STAY YOUNG’ Festival Of The Arts to celebrate our local student talent. Over 60 curated art works will be displayed by artists from Downey High, Warren High, and Downey Adult School. Exhibit opens on Thursday, May 29th from 6p – 9p ASB members invite the community to come… Continue reading Stay Young Festival of the Arts, May 29-June1

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… Continue reading Downey Theatre seeks feedback on future events

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… Continue reading Downey Symphony’s Sold-out Concert

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… Continue reading Downey Master Chorale Auditions

Defying Gravity featured on KPCC 89.3

Downey’s space history had the privilege of being featured this morning on our local NPR radio station, KPCC 89.3.  The play Defying Gravity, which opens tonight at the Columbia Memorial Space Center provides a frame story for how Downey’s space programs shaped the city in both its heyday as well as the loss of the Rockwell… Continue reading Defying Gravity featured on KPCC 89.3

Downey Theatre Fall Season: Al Jarreau, Tito Puente Jr. and more

The Downey Civic Theatre has announced the first four shows of its 2013-14 Season. The city provides these concert opportunities to the local community to bring quality shows to our beautiful 738 seat theater. Press release to follow: Experience the performing arts at the Downey Civic Theatre where incredible things are happening! The Downey Civic… Continue reading Downey Theatre Fall Season: Al Jarreau, Tito Puente Jr. and more

Santa Fe Springs Art Fest – May 30, 2013

Art Showcase Night at the Clarke Estate       5 p.m. – 8 p.m. 10211 Pioneer Blvd., Santa Fe Springs, CA  90670 Experience an evening at the Clarke Estate as the City hosts its first Art Fest.                         Opening night will feature “Art Showcase Night “at the Clarke Estate.  This event will be held on Thursday, May… Continue reading Santa Fe Springs Art Fest – May 30, 2013