Downey Arts Coalition hosting open house

DOWNEY – The Downey Arts Coalition will host an open house on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., at the Epic Lounge. The event is free to the public and will offer an opportunity to connect with others who have an interest in supporting and participating in local art events.

Refreshments will be served, along with a brief presentation by local artist Roy Anthony Shabla who is also an artistic advisor for the Downey Museum of Art.

Since its founding in 2011, the Downey Arts Coalition has sponsored art exhibits and monthly poetry readings, and produced two Broadway plays and two free music festivals. The non-profit organization has also hosted movie screenings by local videographers, and recently assisted with publicity for the Glenfest Movie Festival that was free to the public at the Downey Krikorian Theater.

Art curator Pat Gil explains, “Whatever someone’s passion is – music, film, theatre, dance, poetry – we can work together to help you express it in our local community.”

Gil describes DAC as an umbrella organization that provides “a place for local artists, arts organization, and community leaders to share and collaborate.”

Reflecting its commitment to the community, the DAC website offers a calendar promoting city concerts, art shows, and music events.

Everyone, no matter what their interest, is invited to come for an evening of networking and stimulating conversation. For further information go to:



Published: Jan. 8, 2015 - Volume 13 - Issue 39