Downey Arts Coalition joins forces with Downey Art League

On Tuesday night, June 26, a new board of directors was installed at the fiscal year-end meeting of the Downey Art League.  With the election of Downey Arts Coalition founder Andrew Wahlquist as board president, as well as other active DAC members joining the board as well, the two organizations have effectively merged.  The Downey… Continue reading Downey Arts Coalition joins forces with Downey Art League

Art in Public Places considers including Venues

On Tuesday night March 13th, the Downey City Council will consider an amendment to it’s “Art in Public Places” ordinance, to allow the city to support city venues that display art for the public. Much of this change is due to the tireless behind the scenes work of the Downey Art Vibe and it’s founder Valentin Flores,… Continue reading Art in Public Places considers including Venues

Artists List for “Taste of Downey” Friday

The Downey Art Vibe released a postcard with a list of artists for this Friday’s “Taste of Downey” event on Friday at 5:30PM. Featuring the work of Downey native Jamie Lennon Rowland, and including works from the following: Jose Cervantes Junior Leon Gabe Enamorado Alina Wilson Carolina Del Toro Jorge Del Toro Lee Davenport Monica… Continue reading Artists List for “Taste of Downey” Friday

Painting the Town

According to a recent newsletter email from councilman Mario Guerra, work has been completed on a few of Downey’s new mural projects.  This is one of the utility boxes near the city library. Here is what the Avenue Theatre has been restored to. Guerra writes, This was just completed in the past few days as… Continue reading Painting the Town

Downey takes a stab at a Public Art Project

This Tuesday’s city council meeting includes an interesting proposal, the city would like to hire self-described “Traffic and Civil Engineering” firm Hartzog & Crabill Inc. for a couple art projects around the city.   The proposal spends $17700 of the city’s Art in Public Places fund for two projects, both of which say something about… Continue reading Downey takes a stab at a Public Art Project

‘Rough Start’ at Civic Theatre Premature, Underrated

Last week an article came out in the Downey Patriot titled thus: ‘New Era’ Off to a Rough Start. It was referring to a comedy night recently held by H&E Entertainment at the Downey Civic Theatre.  The show undersold, and the producers were disappointed.  They canceled all future bookings for the year, and their disappointment… Continue reading ‘Rough Start’ at Civic Theatre Premature, Underrated