ARTS RWC: State of the ARTS in RWC

What is the State of the ARTS in RWC? A look at 2012 Highlights and where we go from here. The envelope, please...


Happy New Year to you and yours.  Here is hoping there will be joyous creativity, art, music, dance and theatre.  And may they and you prosper!

2012 saw our fair City take some major strides toward becoming a "destination for the ARTS."  And 2013 promises more of the same, and that is GREAT news!

Here are several ART highlights from 2012:    

Dragon Theatre comes to RWC!  The first play of six, After Ashley  will open in a few weeks!   For more info and to subscribe to this exciting new local theatre, go to: www.dragonproductions.net 

Eric and Lori Lochtefeld save Broadway by the Bay allowing the theatre company to continue entertaining us at the Fox Theatre.  For tickets and info, http://www.broadwaybythebay.org/

Paint the Town arrives.  RWC welcomes a new festival featuring Artist paintings and interpretations of our fair Town.  Joining other successful shows like the Salsa Festival and Art on the Square, Paint the Town will be held every September on Courthouse Square.

The Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services celebrates with a rocking 75th Anniversary Gala, including the creation of the Redwood City Parks & Art Foundation, ensuring that our amazing Events calendar will remain full and fabulous and continue to thrive and grow in the future.

ART on the Square completes year six of offering at least four ART shows as part of the outstanding  summer events at Courthouse Square.  Enduring partnerships with Parks and Rec and PAL help pave the way to showcase the creations of our talented local artists and bring more Art downtown.

The Gallery Annex finds a new home and thrives.  Alisan Andrews fills otherwise empty windows next to the Old Spaghetti Factory with a dazzling display of local art and artists.  To be considered, email alisanandrews@yahoo.com

Three Redwood City recipients win a 2012 Peninsula Arts Council Diamond Award.  Congratulations to:

Redwood City Council Member Barbara Pierce, receiving an award as anArts VolunteerEric and Lori Lochtefeld, owners of the historic Fox Theatrewho are winners for Local Business Support, and the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, recognized for Government Support. Tickets are available for this inspiring events at www.peninsulaartscouncil.org and put the awards gala event on your calendar for January 25, 2013.

So, whattaya thinK?  The state of ART in RWC is flourishing!  Next time I will share some exciting art anniversaries and celebrations and look at what 2013 will offer by way of art.  If you have some fab ART event or news, want to be a part of this excitment, or just want to share an opinion, please do contact me or respond to the blog.

Thanks y'all...and remember to Always follow your H'art!








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Alisan Andrews January 04, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Thanks for keeping me and the community up to date on the latest happening in the ARTS around RWC. It's a great service you are providing. Wish you were on the front page! ACA
Beth Mostovoy January 05, 2013 at 08:05 AM
so do i! we are lucky to have a bunch of dedicated people passionate about the arts, and RWC. Thanks for the comment.


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