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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.




GO2016OpenStudioTour WEBHome to hundreds of commercial and residential art studios, museums, galleries and creative spaces, the City of Glendale is rich in culture, diversity and creativity.

GO-2016 is a free two day event on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, 2016, that highlights and celebrates the creativity within the City. When it's available, you can download the map and choose your own route, or you can choose from our curated routes based on interest. Reserve your free tickets and subscribe for updates!  GO-2016 is supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission with funding from the Urban Art Program.


ARTISTS—sign up to be a part of the tour; ART LOVERS—find out more about Glendale artists! Learn more at the GO-2016 website: http://www.gostudiotour.com/

Glendale Cool Nights

GlendaleCoolNightsMarylandPaseoImageThursdays, September 1, 8, 15 & 22, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Maryland Paseo--Maryland Avenue between Broadway and Wilson
Starting August 29, Maryland Avenue between Broadway and Wilson will be closed to through trafficfor the trial of a pedestrian friendly Paseo (access to the parking structure will not be impacted). Visitors to the Maryland Paseo will findlive music and interactive performances throughout the trial period. Vacant storefronts on the street have been converted to art galleries and tables and chairs will be in the Paseo for passersby to enjoy lunch, dinner, or coffee outdoors.

Check City social media pages for updates on the calendar of events @ChooseGlendale and share your experiences at #MarylandPaseo. Special thanks to the Downtown Glendale Association for helping make the Maryland Paseo possible. Glendale Cool Nights is supported by the City of Glendale and the Arts & Culture Commission.  Download the postcard>



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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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