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… Continue reading A brief chat with curator Andrew Hernandez

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… Continue reading Recap: Live Love Art Winter 2018

Live Love Art – Downey Arts Coalition Event Feb 25th

This is the first of the LIVE LOVE ART events, they will come each season, this is our Winter 2018 edition, on February 25th at The Epic Lounge in Downey. Come celebrate the local arts with Downey Arts Coalition. Meet the new DAC team, and learn about all the exciting things happening in the Downey… Continue reading Live Love Art – Downey Arts Coalition Event Feb 25th

Call To Artists: The Masters

Submit your artwork by January 6th, 2018 to be included in our next group show at The Downey Theatre, on January 20, 2018. The theme is “The Masters,” for art pieces that take inspiration from past artists, composers, authors, poets and scientists known to be masters in their field. Email your work to for… Continue reading Call To Artists: The Masters

Call to Artists, Music: The Art of Sound Oct 21

Downey Arts Coalition is once again sponsoring a group art show with the Downey Symphony Orchestra for their fall concert on October 21.  The theme is “Music: The Art of Sound.” We are seeking submissions for all medias and mixed medias, self-contained, all sizes. Selected artists will be featured in the Symphony concert program, with… Continue reading Call to Artists, Music: The Art of Sound Oct 21

5th Annual Dia de Los Muertos Art Festival Oct 29

Art, Culture & Tradition The Annual Downey Dia de Los Muertos Art Festival is back for its 5th year on Sunday, Oct 29th, 2017, downtown Downey, in and around the Downey Theatre, 8435 Firestone Blvd. The event is free, and so is the parking. The festival opens at 11:00 am with introductions from the Mayor and City… Continue reading 5th Annual Dia de Los Muertos Art Festival Oct 29

Green Salon Short Film Festival Saturday August 26

    The Green Salon Short Film Festival returns Saturday August 26 with new shorts by local filmmakers. The outdoor event begins at 7PM, films begin approximately at 8PM. Host Roy Anthony Shabla welcomes everyone to this free event at his Studio GalleRoy, 11210 Greenstone Ave, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670.

Havana Nights Rooftop Concert August 31

August 31, 7pm Rooftop Public Parking Structure 2nd St. and New St., Downey La Charanga Cubana will feature at the as the performing artist for the Cuban-themed rooftop concert hosted by the City of Downey. There will be cuban vendors and food, arts and crafts, a beer and wine garden, and a DAC hosted art exhibition.… Continue reading Havana Nights Rooftop Concert August 31

June Arts Newsletter

JUNE ART HAPPENINGS: 6/16-7/15 Exhibition: Hecho En Cuba @ Stay Gallery 6/23 Paint & Cookies @ Stay Gallery 6/24 The Green Salon @ Studio GalleROY 6/30 Painting with Coffee @ Norwalk Cultural Arts Center 7/26 Save the date: Downey Symphony Pops in the Park Hecho en Cuba, Various Artists June 16-July 15 Stay Gallery 11140 Downey Ave., Downey Local Cuban rtists… Continue reading June Arts Newsletter