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In a year unlike any other, we’ve been moved by your support and humbled by your faith in our work. “There is always som...
11/25/2021

In a year unlike any other, we’ve been moved by your support and humbled by your faith in our work. “There is always something to be thankful for”…and all of us at Glendale Arts are thankful for YOU!

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

In a year unlike any other, we’ve been moved by your support and humbled by your faith in our work. “There is always something to be thankful for”…and all of us at Glendale Arts are thankful for YOU!

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

11/05/2021

A Message From the Board of Directors & Staff:

On September 28, 2021, Glendale’s City Council voted 3-2 against Glendale Arts’ renewed operations of the Alex Theatre. One month later, the keys to the Crown Jewel of Glendale were returned to the City of Glendale.

We are grateful to the hundreds of volunteers, Alex Theatre and Glendale Arts staff, and board members who dedicated their time and talent to maintain this historic theatre. We are grateful to the resident companies, producers, promoters and artists who let us be a part of their productions at the Alex. You hold a special place in the Glendale Arts family.

While we will no longer be managing the Alex Theatre, this is not the end for Glendale Arts. There is so much more for us to do for our community in these trying times ahead.

Glendale Arts was formed in 2008 with the mission to integrate the arts into the identity, growth, and economic vitality of the City of Glendale by presenting programming and creating partnerships that benefit youth, patrons, artists, organizations, and businesses in the community.

Our programs and partnerships have expanded over the last decade to help establish Glendale as a destination, as a city with vision, as a city dedicated to art, community, and culture.

While most Glendale Arts programs had the Alex Theatre as its central focus, other programs reached beyond the theatre's gates and into our diverse community: Taste Walk Glendale, the Open Arts and Music Festival, Popup!, Technical Internships, and Fiscal Sponsorships. These programs serve as a foundation in our community for raising awareness, supporting youth, giving back, and creating opportunities for artists, creators, and dreamers to express themselves.

Through our strategic partnerships with local and global businesses and supporters and donors alike, Glendale Arts is determined to maintain, grow, and expand our relationships and not let the vision of art be diminished in our city.

As we move forward, Glendale Arts will stand by our vision of supporting a vibrant community by collaborating with artists, businesses, and nonprofits in order to integrate the arts into the city's identity.

We thank you for your support over the years and look forward to partnering with you in this important work.

In addition to the excitement of reopening the Alex Theatre, there’s a lot more Glendale Arts news to share. We’ve secur...
09/28/2021

In addition to the excitement of reopening the Alex Theatre, there’s a lot more Glendale Arts news to share.

We’ve secured an additional $410,980 in grant funding equaling a total of $1.2 million! We can’t wait to put these funds to good use for the Alex Theatre’s operations!

And today is the BIG day. The Alex Theatre Lease & Management contract is on the agenda for the 2:00pm public Special City Council meeting. Tune in virtually at https://www.glendaleca.gov/government/public-meeting-portal and stay tuned for updates from us.

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #ArtsInGlendale

In addition to the excitement of reopening the Alex Theatre, there’s a lot more Glendale Arts news to share.

We’ve secured an additional $410,980 in grant funding equaling a total of $1.2 million! We can’t wait to put these funds to good use for the Alex Theatre’s operations!

And today is the BIG day. The Alex Theatre Lease & Management contract is on the agenda for the 2:00pm public Special City Council meeting. Tune in virtually at https://www.glendaleca.gov/government/public-meeting-portal and stay tuned for updates from us.

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #ArtsInGlendale

Looking for something to watch this weekend? Check out The Nowhere Inn, starring St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein (Slea...
09/26/2021
The Nowhere Inn ft. St. Vincent - Teaser Trailer | HD | IFC Films

Looking for something to watch this weekend? Check out The Nowhere Inn, starring St. Vincent and Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Portlandia) and #FilmedAtTheAlex, now available to stream or watch in select theaters, including Laemmle Glendale next door to the Alex!

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #ArtsInGlendale

Opening in theaters and VOD September 17 Director: Bill BenzStarring: St. Vincent & Carrie BrownsteinFrom real-life friends Annie Clark (a.k.a. GRAMMY award-...

We’re thrilled to announce that, almost 18 months to the day since the theatre’s closure, we’ll be welcoming our first a...
09/14/2021

We’re thrilled to announce that, almost 18 months to the day since the theatre’s closure, we’ll be welcoming our first audience back to the Alex Theatre this week!

Our first set of performances and events is on sale now. Many of them are cancelled shows that have been rescheduled. We’re so glad to have them back on our calendar and we know that the fans who have eagerly been waiting are, too!

Additional new shows with more on-sales are coming soon. Visit our website at AlexTheatre.org for details and to purchase tickets.

Glendale Arts is dedicated to the health and safety of our staff, patrons, artists, and community. Before purchasing your tickets to our upcoming shows, please be sure to review our current COVID-19 health and safety protocols at https://bit.ly/3Af2AIg.

WELCOME BACK TO THE ALEX THEATRE!

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #ArtsInGlendale #GoodToBeBack

We’re thrilled to announce that, almost 18 months to the day since the theatre’s closure, we’ll be welcoming our first audience back to the Alex Theatre this week!

Our first set of performances and events is on sale now. Many of them are cancelled shows that have been rescheduled. We’re so glad to have them back on our calendar and we know that the fans who have eagerly been waiting are, too!

Additional new shows with more on-sales are coming soon. Visit our website at AlexTheatre.org for details and to purchase tickets.

Glendale Arts is dedicated to the health and safety of our staff, patrons, artists, and community. Before purchasing your tickets to our upcoming shows, please be sure to review our current COVID-19 health and safety protocols at https://bit.ly/3Af2AIg.

WELCOME BACK TO THE ALEX THEATRE!

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #ArtsInGlendale #GoodToBeBack

A big THANK YOU from all of us at Glendale Arts to everyone who contributed to our Alex96 birthday fundraising campaign!...
09/13/2021

A big THANK YOU from all of us at Glendale Arts to everyone who contributed to our Alex96 birthday fundraising campaign! Thanks to each of you; a dollar for dollar match from our board of directors; and the generosity of an anonymous donor who gave $5,000, we raised $13,230 for our beloved Alex Theatre!

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #ArtsInGlendale

A big THANK YOU from all of us at Glendale Arts to everyone who contributed to our Alex96 birthday fundraising campaign! Thanks to each of you; a dollar for dollar match from our board of directors; and the generosity of an anonymous donor who gave $5,000, we raised $13,230 for our beloved Alex Theatre!

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #ArtsInGlendale

Last day to double your gift to Glendale Arts in honor of the Alex Theatre’s 96th birthday! Make a tax-deductible donati...
09/12/2021

Last day to double your gift to Glendale Arts in honor of the Alex Theatre’s 96th birthday! Make a tax-deductible donation today to help sustain the Alex as a globally recognized performing arts and entertainment center, pristinely-maintained historic landmark, and source of community pride and economic stimulation. Your gift will be matched by the Glendale Arts Board of Directors dollar for dollar up to $4,500.

Donate now at https://glendalearts.charityproud.org/Donate/Index/16049.

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #ArtsInGlendale

Last day to double your gift to Glendale Arts in honor of the Alex Theatre’s 96th birthday! Make a tax-deductible donation today to help sustain the Alex as a globally recognized performing arts and entertainment center, pristinely-maintained historic landmark, and source of community pride and economic stimulation. Your gift will be matched by the Glendale Arts Board of Directors dollar for dollar up to $4,500.

Donate now at https://glendalearts.charityproud.org/Donate/Index/16049.

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #ArtsInGlendale

Today we join our nation in remembering, mourning, and honoring - the day that is now etched in our history, the lives t...
09/11/2021

Today we join our nation in remembering, mourning, and honoring - the day that is now etched in our history, the lives that were tragically lost, and the heroes whose bravery saved lives and demonstrated our resiliency to the world.

Today we join our nation in remembering, mourning, and honoring - the day that is now etched in our history, the lives that were tragically lost, and the heroes whose bravery saved lives and demonstrated our resiliency to the world.

The Alex Theatre graces the cover of Pasadena Weekly's Fall Arts issue! https://bit.ly/3lf5FBPRead how Glendale Arts is ...
09/10/2021

The Alex Theatre graces the cover of Pasadena Weekly's Fall Arts issue! https://bit.ly/3lf5FBP

Read how Glendale Arts is booking dates on the calendar and preparing for live audiences to return. Stay tuned here for updates and more announcements in the coming days about live performances and events at the Alex this fall.

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #ArtsInGlendale

The Alex Theatre graces the cover of Pasadena Weekly's Fall Arts issue! https://bit.ly/3lf5FBP

Read how Glendale Arts is booking dates on the calendar and preparing for live audiences to return. Stay tuned here for updates and more announcements in the coming days about live performances and events at the Alex this fall.

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #ArtsInGlendale

Thank you to everyone who celebrated the Alex Theatre’s 96th birthday with us yesterday! We were thrilled to finally hav...
09/05/2021

Thank you to everyone who celebrated the Alex Theatre’s 96th birthday with us yesterday! We were thrilled to finally have friends, fans, community members, preservationists, and arts appreciators back inside the theatre!

Alex96 was supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture. Special thanks also to Cinecon Classic Film Festival for partnering with Glendale Arts on programming for the event and our generous donors whose support is instrumental to preserving, maintaining, and operating the Alex.

There’s still time to contribute at AlexTheatreBirthday.org to help us reach our birthday goal of $9,600! Your donation will be matched by the Glendale Arts Board of Directors, up to $4,500.

We look forward to seeing you at the Alex during the upcoming 2021-22 season!

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #HappyBirthday #WelcomeBack

Thank you to everyone who celebrated the Alex Theatre’s 96th birthday with us yesterday! We were thrilled to finally have friends, fans, community members, preservationists, and arts appreciators back inside the theatre!

Alex96 was supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture. Special thanks also to Cinecon Classic Film Festival for partnering with Glendale Arts on programming for the event and our generous donors whose support is instrumental to preserving, maintaining, and operating the Alex.

There’s still time to contribute at AlexTheatreBirthday.org to help us reach our birthday goal of $9,600! Your donation will be matched by the Glendale Arts Board of Directors, up to $4,500.

We look forward to seeing you at the Alex during the upcoming 2021-22 season!

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #HappyBirthday #WelcomeBack

Happy 96th Birthday, Alex Theatre! There is so much to celebrate today as our beloved Alex turns 96 and we reopen our do...
09/04/2021

Happy 96th Birthday, Alex Theatre! There is so much to celebrate today as our beloved Alex turns 96 and we reopen our doors to the public! Stop by the Alex from 12:00-5:00pm today and take part in this special day:

▶️ Be one of the first to walk through our doors since March 2020
▶️ Take a self-guided tour through the historic venue
▶️ Purchase tickets for our upcoming performances and events
▶️ Watch two Cinecon Classic Film Festival shorts on the big screen

Admission to Alex96 is FREE and open to all ages! Can’t make it to the event? You can still celebrate the Alex Theatre by making a donation at AlexTheatreBirthday.org! All proceeds benefit Glendale Arts and the Alex Theatre and help us reach our birthday goal of $9,600.

Reminder to all attendees: Glendale Arts is dedicated to the health and safety of our staff, patrons, artists, and community. To make sure we are doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 with the heightened transmission of the delta variant, we are requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken 48 hours prior to today’s event. Please bring your vaccination card or proof of a negative test with you for admission to the event.

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #HappyBirthday #WelcomeBack

Happy 96th Birthday, Alex Theatre! There is so much to celebrate today as our beloved Alex turns 96 and we reopen our doors to the public! Stop by the Alex from 12:00-5:00pm today and take part in this special day:

▶️ Be one of the first to walk through our doors since March 2020
▶️ Take a self-guided tour through the historic venue
▶️ Purchase tickets for our upcoming performances and events
▶️ Watch two Cinecon Classic Film Festival shorts on the big screen

Admission to Alex96 is FREE and open to all ages! Can’t make it to the event? You can still celebrate the Alex Theatre by making a donation at AlexTheatreBirthday.org! All proceeds benefit Glendale Arts and the Alex Theatre and help us reach our birthday goal of $9,600.

Reminder to all attendees: Glendale Arts is dedicated to the health and safety of our staff, patrons, artists, and community. To make sure we are doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 with the heightened transmission of the delta variant, we are requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken 48 hours prior to today’s event. Please bring your vaccination card or proof of a negative test with you for admission to the event.

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #HappyBirthday #WelcomeBack

The Alex Theatre’s history is rooted in film. From its opening 96 years ago in 1925 to the 1950s, the Alex served as a p...
09/04/2021

The Alex Theatre’s history is rooted in film. From its opening 96 years ago in 1925 to the 1950s, the Alex served as a preview house for major Hollywood releases. Until the 1980s, the Theatre continued to host Hollywood previews and screen first-run films.

Glendale Arts is proud to partner with Cinecon Classic Film Festival to livestream two classic shorts being featured at this year’s virtual Cinecon on the big screen at the Alex tomorrow during Alex96:

▶️ Ice Cold Cocos at 12:05pm
▶️ Buster’s Mix Up at 3:43pm
(Times subject to change.)

Attendance to the event and access to the screening are both FREE and open to all ages!

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #HappyBirthday #WelcomeBack

The Alex Theatre’s history is rooted in film. From its opening 96 years ago in 1925 to the 1950s, the Alex served as a preview house for major Hollywood releases. Until the 1980s, the Theatre continued to host Hollywood previews and screen first-run films.

Glendale Arts is proud to partner with Cinecon Classic Film Festival to livestream two classic shorts being featured at this year’s virtual Cinecon on the big screen at the Alex tomorrow during Alex96:

▶️ Ice Cold Cocos at 12:05pm
▶️ Buster’s Mix Up at 3:43pm
(Times subject to change.)

Attendance to the event and access to the screening are both FREE and open to all ages!

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #HappyBirthday #WelcomeBack

Alex96 featured as one of the 31 most fun things to do in LA this Labor Day weekend! We like you too, We Like L.A.!#Alex...
09/03/2021
31 Fun Things to do This Labor Day Weekend in L.A. [9-3-2021 to 9-6-2021]

Alex96 featured as one of the 31 most fun things to do in LA this Labor Day weekend! We like you too, We Like L.A.!

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #HappyBirthday #WelcomeBack

This Labor Day weekend, from September 3 to 6, features KCRW Summer Nights at Descanso Gardens, Easy Mornings at Grand Park, Summer Soundwaves at The Music Center, Fiesta Hermosa, Open House at the Alex Theatre, the 626 Night Market, John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl, and more.

Thank you Los Angeles Daily News for covering this Saturday’s Alex96 event! #Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlenda...
09/02/2021
Historic Alex Theatre in Glendale celebrates its 96th year with an open house on Sept. 4

Thank you Los Angeles Daily News for covering this Saturday’s Alex96 event!

#Alex96 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #MyGlendale #ChooseGlendale #DTGlendale #HappyBirthday #WelcomeBack

https://www.dailynews.com/2021/09/02/historic-alex-theatre-in-glendale-celebrates-its-96th-year-with-an-open-house-on-sept-4/

The landmark Alex Theatre celebrates its 96th anniversary with a free public open house on Sept. 4, the date it originally opened in 1925 as a movie and vaudeville palace in Glendale.

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We are deeply disappointed by the Glendale City Council's decision to remove the Alex Theatre from Glendale Arts and grant that contract to an outside organization. By disregarding the will of their own constituents and the findings of the city's own very expensive audit of Glendale Arts, the city sent a clear message: it does not value local arts organizations. We thank Councilmembers Dan Brotman and Ardy Kassakhian for their votes and their advocacy to keep GA in charge of the Alex. This is a sad development and we are concerned for the future of arts in our city.
Glendale’s Alex Theatre is celebrating its 96th birthday, but its management future is up in the air. The historical venue and entertainment center in Glendale is under the leadership of the nonprofit Glendale Arts. The Alex weathered COVID-19 by transitioning events online and taking advantage of stimulus aid, such as the recently awarded $821,960 recovery grant from the Small Business Administration through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant.
‪Happy to join my friends at the Alex Theatre to celebrate the theater’s 96th birthday. The Alex is the gem at the center of the Jewel City & deserves our support. Thank you Glendale Arts & City of Glendale, CA for continuing to care for this important landmark.‬ ‪(Photo by Keira Wight)‬
The historic Alex Theatre will be left without an operator after tomorrow (30th June), following the decision by the City of Glendale, CA to terminate exclusive negotiations with long-time operator of the theatre, nonprofit Glendale Arts. The City of Glendale set a special meeting to formalize the proposed decision for 2pm today, then quietly shifted the meeting up to 1pm last night, maybe because of all the concern and attention the meeting was receiving on social media? Glendale Arts have proven their ability to run the theatre and run it well. Regardless of who you think should run the theatre going forwards, for an owner to leave their historic theatre without someone to look after it is irresponsible and negligent beyond belief. Details of how to call into today's Special City Council meeting at 1pm (PT) may be found at https://www.glendaleca.gov/government/public-meeting-portal. More Alex Theatre photos and info: historictheatrephotos.com/alex. Theatre website: alextheatre.org.
We love working with Glendale Arts as the operators of the Alex Theatre! Please show your support for the continuation of their negotiations to continue as the operators of the theatre!
We are ready to return to the Alex Theatre. We cannot wait for our Nutcracker this coming December. And we want that return to be with Glendale Arts! Please show your support in any of the ways mentioned below. City of Glendale, CA meets on Tuesday to vote. ・・・ We’re ready to reopen the Theatre, but we need every one of you to ACT NOW to ensure that Glendale Arts remains in place as the venue’s operator so we can get the lights on and the curtains up again! 👉 Sign the petition at https://glendalearts.org/actnow/ 👉 Join the chorus of voices speaking up - Share, Write, and Call Glendale City Council! 👉 Go to www.GlendaleArts.org for more information #ActNow4theAlex #Alex95 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #DTGlendale
The Jewel City has a landmark called the Alex Theatre that has been managed by the Glendale Arts. Glendale Arts Needs Your Support - Act Now! https://glendalearts.org/actnow/ After 12 years of elevating the Alex Theatre to its current iconic status as the cultural and artistic center of the community, the future of Glendale Arts and the historic Alex Theatre as we know it is in peril. On June 15, Glendale City Council met in a closed door session and voted to terminate negotiations with Glendale Arts to operate the Alex Theatre, although Council had already voted to award the contract to Glendale Arts in April. On June 30, the existing contract will expire and the Alex will be without an operator. We need your support more than ever! Go to GlendaleArts.org to take action TODAY! #ActNow4theAlex #Alex95 #AlexTheatre #GlendaleArts #DTGlendale City of Glendale, CA
View Projected Visions by artist Ryan Patrick Griffin starting on May 31 - June 4 at 8:00 pm. Griffin engages in creative play and improvisation manifested through projected light. Participants are invited to attend this live, interactive, digital art performance. To experience the work, viewers are invited to stand and/or bring a chair to sit in the Maryland Ave. Lot 4 Parking Lot to view the performance next to the Alex Theatre. Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Glendale Arts Alex Theatre Please observe social distance and mask wearing guidelines. For more information, visit https://www.glendaleartsandculture.org/aha-2020-21-projects https://www.facebook.com/myglendaleLAC/photos/a.279711152058578/4540489865980664/
Join us this evening at 7:00 PM on GTV6, Facebook, and YouTube at MyGlendale for the 20th Annual Armenian Genocide Commemoration Event. Alex Theatre Downtown Glendale Glendale Arts https://youtu.be/nwE3oy1ZMHc
Thank you @theehungryadult for visiting us! "For my first meal for #GlendaleArts’ (Glendale Arts #SAVORGlendaleRestaurantWeek, I decided to be adventurous and try Indian food for the very first time. Given the events, I figured I would visit the local #AllIndiaCafe in Downtown #Glendale! For entrees, we ordered the Chicken Tikka and Chicken Tikka Masala, both of which were incredible. The former was defined by tender, succulent slices of grilled chicken breast, served sizzling hot alongside slices of onion and jalapeño. The latter bathed in a rich, creamy sauce, with each bite providing more flavor than the last. Among our side orders, the crisp Garlic Naan and the smooth, refreshing Raita (a yogurt dip with cucumber, onion, and carrot) were highlights. This was an incredible first experience in trying Indian cuisine, and I am excited to return to All India Cafe to try more of their offerings! • Pro-tip: Mention “SAVOR Restaurant Week” upon ordering for a 10% discount."
We're proud participants in this year's Glendale Arts SAVOR Restaurant Week encourages you to take out or dine in and support of your local restaurants, which like the arts, have been hit hard by the pandemic and ensuing closures. When the community is connected, people come together, create shared experiences, and contribute to their quality of life. This is the power of the arts. This is SAVOR. You can help support the Alex theater by bidding in the wine auction too. Info here: www.savorglendale.com 🍷
This Saturday, LAHTF heads back to Glendale’s Alex Theatre on Coffee & Conversation! We hope you’ll join us for this encore presentation as we explore the 95-year old theatre that is owned by the City of Glendale, CA and operated by the non-profit Glendale Arts. Following the Q&A, we will be breaking out in to smaller groups for coffee, cocktails, and more conversation! Don’t worry, we’ve worked out the kinks and we are all ready to go 😊 See you Saturday! ⏰ Saturday, 03/27 (see schedule below) 🎟 FREE but registration is required 🔗 https://www.lahtf.org/coffeecon 10am LA / 5pm UK - C&C presentation and Q&A 11am LA / 6pm UK - Breakout Conversations Following the Q&A, you may turn on your video if you choose at this time, but is not required.