East County Arts

GALLERY WALK IN EL CAJON: SEASON STARTS APRIL 20

April 19, 2012 (El Cajon) -- Downtown El Cajon and Arts Alley Gallery Walk 2012 kicks off this Friday, with live music, food and beverages, and giveaways for the public.  Gallery Walk events are set to be held from 5-8 p.m. on April 20, June 15, October 26, Novembr 16, and December 7.

SAN DIEGO ART LEADERS HOLD PANEL DISCUSSION ON FUTURE OF EAST COUNTY ARTS APRIL 13 IN EL CAJON

April 12, 2012 (El Cajon) –What role can the arts play in bettering El Cajon and its diverse population? 

San Diego Arts leaders including artists, journalists, writers, university professors, critics, and business people will discuss this question in a  panel mediated by Justin Hudnall, creator and leading operative of The Far East Movement. The event will take place Friday, April 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 at Studio C Contemporary, 140 East Main Street in El Cajon.

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GALLERY WALK JULY 15 TO SHOWCASE ART, MUSIC AND MORE AT 8 LOCATIONS

 

 

July 15, 2011 (El Cajon) –Artists’ demonstrations, live music, giveaways, food and drinks are all part of a Gallery Walk event set for Friday, July 15 from 5-8 p.m. in downtown El Cajon.  The public is invited to participate in the free art walk to help support local artists at eight participating galleries. In addition, many downtown shops and restaurants are offering discounts for the evening.

FRIENDS OF EAST COUNTY ARTS CELEBRATES ANNUAL HOLIDAY TEA DEC. 9

November 10, 2010 (El Cajon)—You’re invited to begin the holiday season with the warmth of friendship at Friends of East County Arts’ Annual Holiday Tea on Thursday December 9 the Ronald Reagan Community Center, 195 East Douglas Avenue, El Cajon, from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

 

This year’s event promises participants a stimulating afternoon of delicious tea and sandwiches, entertainment, a silent auction and raffle prizes. Entertainment will be provided by rising new vocalists Jody Bagley and Christy Phares, with accompaniment by Sally Brumfield.

TEA TIME! FRIENDS OF EAST COUNTY ART CELEBRATE 25TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY TEA

 

Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Chancellor is Guest Speaker

 

November 10, 2009 (El Cajon, CA) . . . Friends of East County Arts, Inc., celebrating their 25th year of supporting the arts in East County, will present its Annual Holiday Tea at the Ronald Reagan Community Center, Thursday December 3rd from 1pm to 3pm. 

LIGHTS OUT: EAST COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER TO CLOSE FOR 2-YEAR RENOVATION

CITY OF EL CAJON TERMINATES MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH CHRISTIAN THEATER GROUP; POSTPONES CLOSURE UNTIL AT LEAST MID-2010 TO HONOR CONTRACTS FOR SHOWS

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 14, 2009 (El Cajon) – El Cajon City Council members voted unanimously yesterday to terminate its agreement effective January 1st with ArtBeat Management, a subsidiary of Christian Community Theater, which has managed the East County Performing Arts Center (ECPAC) for the past four years. The theater is slated to close for approximately two years for renovations including a new roof, improving access for the disabled, and moving the entrance to open onto Main Street, generating traffic toward local merchants and restaurants.

At yesterday’s Council hearing, Grossmont Community Concerts Association (GCCCA) president Ron Shelby pleaded with Council members to keep the theater open through the groups’ 2010 concert season, which is sold out. “We were in panic mode because we couldn’t find any place that can accommodate all of our performances,” said Shelby.  After the hearing, he expressed gratitude that Mayor Mark Lewis pledged to honor all contracts signed by CCT, assuring Shelby that the theater will remain open at least through the end of the GCCCA season in May

The City hailed the renovation plans with a press release today proclaiming “exciting changes planned for the East County Performing Arts Center.

EL CAJON ARTIST WINS BEST OF SHOW AT ALLEY CAT SUMMER FESTIVAL

 

July 24, 2009 (El Cajon)--Gloria Chadwick, noted local artist and community art activist, received the Best in Show award at the Third Annual Alley Cat Juried Art Show produced by Friends of East County Arts, Inc. (photo (l to r): Bonnie Fredensborg, president of Friends of East County Arts, Inc., artist Gloria Chadwick, and El Cajon Councilwman Jillian Hanson-Cox.)

THE CAT'S MEOW: ALLEY CAT SUMMER FEST 2009 ON JULY 17 AND 18

5,000+ EXPECTED AT EL CAJON COMMUNITY CONSORTIUM

July 15. 2009 (El Cajon)– On the prowl for some fun this weekend?  El Cajon community art groups, museums, restaurants, and other downtown businesses are staging Alley Cat Summer Fest 2009, an event best described as the cat's meow. Organizers predict 5,000 people at the two-day event on Friday, July 17, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., and Saturday, July 18, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., downtown El Cajon.