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Arts & Culture Commission


The mission of the Arts and Culture Commission is to enrich the human experience, reinforce Glendale’s identity and civic pride through arts and culture, and to recognize the importance of arts to our quality of life and to the local economy. This is accomplished by consciously integrating arts and culture into the daily life of the people of Glendale through urban design, planning, economic development, and education.

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Arts & Cultural Plan
Adopted in 2013, the Arts & Cultural Plan is a comprehensive vision for arts and culture to be implemented over the next 5 years that reflects the community and defines strategies for City investment. This Plan sets the goals and priorities for the City of Glendale to best help the arts and cultural life of Glendale to thrive and to further identify the regional importance of Glendale.



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Call For Proposals

The Arts & Culture Commission is accepting proposals from artists who would like to temporarily display artwork in Community Services and Parks, Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station (due date July 20, 2016). Read more>

A Busy Building - S. Brand & E. Harvard in progressBeyond the Box Utility Box Murals

See a recent KNBC TV video about local utility box murals including Glendale's boxes.

Read More> about Beyond the Box.

GrooveSauceBandBrand Library Plaza Performances

Every Friday at 7:00 p.m. beginning June 3.

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Affordable Housing


A new affordable apartment building called “Ace/121” with 69 units is under construction in Glendale and will be available for rental in the Fall of 2016!  The project is a joint project between Meta Housing Corporation, the Glendale Housing Authority, and the YMCA of Glendale and is located in the heart of Glendale’s Arts and Entertainment District.

Applications are now available for Low and Very Low Income households.

Income qualified applicants that meet certain preferences will be awarded points based on those preferences. The applicants with the most points will be considered first for residency at the building. 

The preferences are for Artists (2 points), those who live in Glendale (1 point) and those who work in Glendale (or Senior 62+ or disabled) (1 point). The building has 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units and will serve those income qualified families whose income is less than 60% of the area median income.

Applications and more information are immediately available online at www.ace121glendale.com

Starting June 6, applications will also be available to pick-up at the YMCA of Glendale at 140 N. Louise Street during regular business hours.

All applications must be returned by mail and must be postmarked on or before July 5, 2016.

TrainDepotNovember2015You Are Here: Temporary Public Art

Colette Miller: GLENDALE WINGS

Re-Entry - Yarn Bombing Los Angeles! - October 14, 2015 - January 5, 2016

Water Finds A Way Community Labyrinth - September 18 - November 18, 2015

Bridget Beck: A GLENDALE PICNIC - On display in Central Park since March 2015

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See what's happening throughout Glendale.




Learn about the Urban Arts Program.




Arts and Culture Commission

c/o Library, Arts & Culture
222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205
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