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With public events being canceled many are putting together online and streaming events–this page is for listing those whether they are art, theatre, music, books, or any other form of entertainment. If you have any upcoming events of that sort please email all info to kingsriverlife@gmail[dot]com


The Gallery at Arts Visalia is closed until further notice. Not to fear our July exhibition featuring Matthew Rangel and Paul Buxman will be available for a Virtual First Friday. Visit www.artsvisalia.org/virtual-tours to experience this amazing exhibition with out leaving your home. Arts Visalia will be taking limited appointments for those who would still like to experience the exhibition in person.
Schedule your appointment now.

Some things to know before scheduling an appointment to visit the gallery:

Limited appointment times will be available Wednesday-Saturday from noon-5:30 p.m.
Masks will be required.

You can make your appointment by calling the gallery at 559-739-0905 or emailing us at artsvisalia@sbcglobal.net


For the time being Playhouse is hosting a Weekly Cabaret Series- Thursday Evenings at 6:30. We post a link to the Youtube event 15-10 minutes before the broadcast and keep the streams up for a week or so. The performances are dedicated to local businesses and Downtown Merced, and we give free advertising and ways the community can support them during this time. It is a Zoom Cabaret so the sound is not AMAZING, but we are learning each week and discovering new ways to improve and work with local Central valley talent. I have Attached this week’s cabaret poster below. I can send you a new one each week.

We also are running a weekly creation challenge via our new App ” Make it Happen Mondays”. In which we host a competition with fun playhouse prizes including tuition discounts and free classes for our newly reinvisioned Online Conservatory.
https://www.facebook.com/PlayhouseMerced/videos/182511069557856/.

OUr app features exclusive content, including free classes, challenges and performances as well as surveys, sections where users can upload their videos and images from their favorite memories at Playhouse.

They are also doing a Drama Talk back series-info can be found here.


Selma Arts Center
In an effort to keep our spirits high and creativity flourishing, SAC introduces Throwback Thursday Stream Nights! Each week, we will revisit some of our original programming, cabarets, and other live events via watch party right here on our page.

Join us for a watch party that celebrates past programming while keeping a creative light shining on us all during this difficult time.

You can learn more on their Facebook page.


Local musician Patrick Contreras is doing live stream concerts on his Facebook page.


The Wakehouse in Reedley has been offering streaming concerts on their Facebook page.


Nate Butler and KFSR are doing some streaming events featuring local musicians you can learn more in the KRL interview.


More streaming concerts can be found on the Facebook page Quarantined Concerts.

Streaming art event with local artist Aileen Imperatrice:

About the “Seclusion” Online Art Show/Sale by the Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 (my home gallery in L.A.) where you can find my art work “safehouse” included in this special online event. Here is the Live Link directly to the sale going on Now: https://www.laaa.org/seclusion-art-sale-1
The list is in alphabetical order by Last Name, so just scroll down to my last name: Imperatrice, and you’ll find my art piece “safehouse”! This special show and sale began live online 4/9/2020 and will continue through 4/17/2020.

And, my inclusion in the show at Arte Americas “!Adelante, Artistas y Danzantes!” continues even with the COVID-19 temporary closure and is viewable through their 3D Virtual Tour of the galleries link here: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=7YbMYJCe9in Enjoy the tour, where you’ll find my 2 pieces “Into this house we’re born” and “I am curves of Earth”.



City of Visalia Recycled Art Contest
Is your family going stir crazy stuck at home? Can’t go to the church,
the park or gather with friends? How about a family bike ride, work on a
puzzle, or create a table-game family challenge. Maybe your family may
want to create their own vegetable garden in pots for a patio area or
somewhere in the back yard. (other ideas?)

Here is a fun idea for the whole family! The Recycle Art Contest has
extended the entry deadline. As a family, search online for recycle art
ideas. Then go on a scavenger hunt around the house to gather
“recyclables”. Working together, each family member can create an
individual entry for the “ecocreate” Art Contest. Prize winners are to
be announced at Visalia’s Earth Day 2020 celebration on September 19,
2020, at Riverway Sports Park. Your efforts will help protect our
environment by recycling.

This contest is sponsored by the City of Visalia. Arts Visalia is not involved with this event. Please visit www.gogreenvisalia.com for more details.

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