The ARTree Community Arts Center

Developing the Roots of Creativity


ARTree hosts various events throughout the year. Our most regular event is Art Walk, which we do every month. Some of our recurring events include:


Guest Speaker Series: Rick Quevedo

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Rick Quevedo

Multimedia Entrepreneur

What if puppets could talk? Well, these foam and felt creations do! As the creator of Foamee Homeez, Rick Quevedo sought a way to incorporate his love of puppetry, social media and his own children to create new multimedia content that educates and entertains, and his quirky pieces of talking foam have become an online viral sensation.

Join Rick Quevedo as he brings his creative artistry and experience to a fun, funny and enlightening ARTree Speaker Series event.

7:00 p.m. / Thursday, February 23

Repertory East Playhouse

24266 Main St. Newhall

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Guest Speaker Series: Erica Larsen-Dockray & Jeremiah Dockray

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Erica Larsen-Dockray & Jeremiah Dockray

SCV Adventure Play

Welcome to an exciting beginning to 2017. Our Speaker Series promises speakers that will inspire and motivate your appetite for creativity. We start the new year with a bang, our speakers are a dynamic couple that bring to us new concepts in children’s play and creativity. SCV Adventure Play is a group devoted to providing free, unstructured, self-directed play for “kids” of all ages.

Join us Thursday, January 26 as we hear an inspiring talk from SCV Adventure Play founders Jeremiah Dockray and Erica Larsen-Dockray.

7:00 p.m. / Thursday, January 26

Old Town Newhall Library

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Guest Speaker: Steven D. Lavine

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Steven Lavine
California Institute of the Arts

The Power of Art and Culture

Steven D. Lavine arrived at CalArts in 1988. He leaves next year after a 29-year presidency. While the school on the hill may go unnoticed by many, it is one of the premiere institutions for artistic education in the country. Its alumni have influenced art, music, film, and popular culture throughout the world.

We are honored to have Steven D. Lavine as the final speaker in our 2016 series. Mr. Lavine will talk about his tenure at CalArts, and describe the future he sees for the school and himself. It will be an eventful conversation and evening.

Thursday, October 27, 2016 – 6:30 pm, at the Old Town Newhall Library