Art Stroll Uptown
Art Stroll Uptown is held on the Second Wednesday of each month from 5:00pm - 9:00pm, which provides a wide diversity of professional and emerging Artists an opportunity to showcase their artistic talents in the Historic Uptown Business District along Greenleaf Ave. between Hadley St. & Wardman St.
Over 30 Artists, Musicians and Hand Crafted Vendors are hosted by local Uptown Businesses. Come out and enjoy the evening in beautiful Historic Uptown Whittier as you find hand crafted items from the vendors, new Art for your home or discover upcoming musicians. Shop your favorite stores and see what's new, enjoy a bite to eat or grab a drink from one of the many amazing restaurants or stops located along the way.
To provide children and youth with high-quality dance instruction, coaching and performance opportunities in order to enrich their physical and emotional health, self-esteem and cultural pride. As part of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), Studio Danza promotes dance benefits that are not only recreational and artistic, but also educational and therapeutic.
Art in Public Places
Beyond its ability to enrich a space visually, public art can provide a glimpse at a city’s maturity. It can express a community’s positive sense of identity and values. It can demonstrate unquestionable civic pride and can affirm an educational environment. A city with public art is a city that thinks innovatively, feels strongly and grows together.
Whittier Art Gallery
The Whittier Art Association formed in 1934, with a goal of bringing art into the growing community of Whittier. The Association built the Whittier Art Gallery, in 1939, and began exhibiting the work of many of the most prominent artists in the Southland. For over 75 years the Gallery has provided monthly art exhibits, at no charge to the public. The Whittier Art Association and Gallery is a nonprofit 501 (c)3.
LAMusArt provides affordable, multidisciplinary and sequential arts instruction in music, visual art, dance, and drama during non-school hours to predominantly K-12 students residing in the greater East Los Angeles area. We offer tuition-subsidized and tuition-free lessons, as well as private and group lessons. Programming is offered Mondays thorough Thursdays from 2pm- 8pm and on Saturdays from 8am-6pm in our 11,000 square foot facility that features 20 classrooms, 4 multi-purpose rooms, and a recording studio.
Arts education programs are often the first to be cut when public school funding is limited, leaving many students without equal access to an arts education. Although engagement in the arts alone cannot be an indicating factor of the future success of students, studies have shown that immersion in creative arts programs can enhance aspects of students’ overall personal, academic, and professional lives (Arts Education Partnership). We provide the opportunities and resources needed to supplement a full and successful life of artistic engagement.
Latino Theatre Company
The Latino Theater Company operates the historic Los Angeles Theatre Center, a five-theater performing arts complex in the revitalized Historic Core District of Downtown Los Angeles.
Our Mission is to provide a world-class arts center for those pursuing artistic excellence; a laboratory where both tradition and innovation are honored and honed; and a place where the convergence of people, cultures, and ideas contribute to a more vibrant future.
We believe the theater creates empathy and educates, has the power to provoke dialogue by illuminating the social issues of our times, and can awaken the collective consciousness of a community to act in creating a better tomorrow.
Ruth B. Shannon Center
Opened in 1990, the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College boasts two state-of-the-art venues: the 403-seat Robinson Theatre and the more intimate 75-seat Studio Theatre.
The Shannon Center also houses technical support areas and academic facilities for the Whittier College Department of Theatre Arts. Among the artists who have graced the stage are Oscar-winning composer Henry Mancini, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz, and the Grammy-award winning group Los Lobos.
For the past twenty-six years, the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College has offered outstanding programs that reflect the diverse interests and cultural backgrounds of Southern California, including our world famous Aloha Series; our Inside Latin Jazz series; family and Latino programming; Broadway, jazz and cabaret performers; folk musicians and singer-songwriters; classical musicians and composers; theatrical performances; and the list goes on and on. In addition, the Shannon Center annually plays host to the Department of Theatre Arts’ fall and spring productions, the Department of Music’s J.S. Bach Festival, the Whittier College Writers’ Festival, and a full slate of guest lectures, special performances, and holiday events.