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
George Redfox has posted a small gallery of historical photos over at his Downey Conservancy Flickr Stream. The building is described as this: Located in the center of Furman Park, Downey Museum of Art is a show place for developing professional artists, and for the best of the community’s amateurs. It has a permanent collection… Continue reading Historical Downey Museum of Art Photos
Announcing the launch of a new venue for local art, a partnership between the Downey Arts Coalition and Mari’s Wine Bar at 8222 Firestone Blvd in Downey. We hope to bring you monthly exhibitions of local artists in a wide variety of styles. Featuring the work of local artists Carolina Del Toro, Jorge Del Toro,… Continue reading Local Art @ Mari’s Wine Bar, August 6
I wish I could have spent more time looking around, but congratulations to the artists at Warren High School for their wonderful chalk-art a couple weeks ago, May 28th. The winners and other pictures are posted up on the Warren High Art Club blog. Congrats to the students and teachers, particularly the prolific George Redfox.… Continue reading Warren High Chalk Festival
At Furman Park on Rives Avenue, you can find a building with double-doors that read “Open Thurs-Sat 1 to 5PM.” Unfortunately, if you peer through the tinted glass you can see the truth: empty walls. This was the Downey Museum of Art, once a tour stop for vans of local art lovers looking for a… Continue reading Our Dormant Downey Museum of Art
Downey High School is showing student art work across all disciplines Thursday evening, 4 to 7PM in the J-Hall on campus. The event is free to the public, and there will also be food prepared by culinary students as well.
Our next meeting will take place at 11AM on Saturday May 28th at Warren High School, taking place during their 2nd Annual Chalk Art Festival, which runs 8AM to 4PM. We’ll be meeting in George Redfox’s classroom, J-1 out at the back of the school near the parking lot. We’ll be discussing the Downey Museum of… Continue reading Next Meeting May 28th, WHS Chalk Festival
We had a smaller, but informative meeting on Saturday, in which a lot of time was dedicated to discussing the ins and outs of starting an art walk, or smaller “art crawl” in Downey with local artists. Part of what has been interesting to me about starting the Downey Arts Coalition is to support local… Continue reading An art experiment in South Gate
One of the sadly under-utilized features of the Downey Theatre is the gallery space that was designed with the lobby. In it’s forty year history it may have been used less than 5 times, with two of those in the past year. One of those just a couple weeks ago coordinated with the Downey Symphony… Continue reading Coordinating Art with Downey Symphony Concert
What is available already? A survey of Downey’s own local arts organizations.