The Downey Art Vibe and the soon-to-launch Stay Gallery will present an art show of local Downey artists, with some special pieces from the Downey Historical Society.
The art show will take place in the lobby of the Downey Theatre during the city’s annual “Taste of Downey” festival featuring food from local restaurants and a beer and wine garden. The event takes place from 5:30PM to 9:00PM in the civic center between city hall and the theatre.
Live music also accompanies the event, including Amanda Brown singing jazz standards from Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and more, accompanied by pianist Christine Pohlen. Outside the classic rock cover band “The Answer” will take the stage.
Last year the Downey Art Vibe held a strong crowd around their exhibit of local artists work, in a successful partnership with the city, which is expanded this year. Here is last year’s event:
The Downey Theatre lobby has hosted local artwork a few times before, this is from last year’s “Suburban Renaissance” show produced by Downey Art Vibe:
“Image of America: Downey” is intended to give Downey a sense of place, celebrating what is unique to the story of Downey, from its origins through today. The show is a lead-in to the grand opening of the new Stay Gallery taking place October 11 and 12.
Tickets are available the night of the event, which include 10 tastes from local restaurants. They can also be purchased in advance from the Downey Theatre box office.