The Downey Arts Coalition is accepting submissions for the 3rd annual Love is Love Art Experience, an art show that celebrates diversity and inclusion, which will be hosted at the Downey Pride Festival on Aug. 26, 2023.
The artshow will feature both local and student artists. Submissions can be in any medium but must reflect at least one of the following themes: love, inclusion, respect, empathy, self-love, identity, lifestyle, diversity, hearts, and rainbows.
Student submissions are open to all grade levels, from pre-K to post-graduate. All student art sales will go directly to the students themselves.
“Downey continues to be a vibrant and diverse community,” Downey Arts Coalition Vice President Alistair Hunter said via text message. “[This artshow is] a historic event that highlights the strength and diversity of our community and how far we have come.”
Love is Love Art Experience: Empowering Voices in the Community, this year’s theme, will feature five tents of artwork and is free to attend. The show will run from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This year’s artshow will also feature the return of Hector Silva, an acclaimed Los Angeles-based illustrators whose works explore the confluence of Latino and Queer identity.
This marks Downey’s 3rd annual Pride Festival and is presented by the Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Festivities will occur from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will be located on Downey Avenue between 2nd Street and 4th Street along with a portion of 3rd Street.
The deadline for artwork submissions is Aug. 20 at 6 p.m.