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 – Irwin Jaeger


Investing in the future of children

In a second story loft on Skid Row, business manager Irwin Jaeger co-founded what has become one on the country’s leading community centers for learning, Inner-City Arts. ICA is now an expansive complex that annually serves over 100,000 students throughout Los Angeles.

Irwin Jaeger describes his philosophy by a single word – perseverance. He will tell us how he started and nurtures Inner-City Arts, and share his drive for developing the creative ability in all children to build their self-esteem and enhance their quality of life.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 – 6:30 pm, at the Old Town Newhall Library


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Guest Speaker Series: Margie Russomanno & Mark Gasbarro


Gasbarro Russomano

Mark Gasbarro
Margie Russomanno
Composers, Musicians, Performers

How music is made

Sometimes Mark Gasbarro and Margie Russomanno work alone. Mark might be on the scoring stage playing for films like Jurassic World and Inside Out, and Margie would be writing lyrics for a commercial or TV series. They’re great alone, but together…they’re gems.

Maybe that’s why their collaboration is called EMERALDE, creating music with an ethereal and cinematic feel. For us, Mark and Margie will define their creative process, take us into the world of writing and arranging, and perform some of their inspiring music. What a melodic night this will be!

Thursday – March 24, 2016 – 6:30pm, at the Old Town Newhall Library


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Guest Speaker Series – Ruth Balbach



Ruth Balbach
Creative Director
DreamWorks Animation

Creating Art for Others

What inspires you? What’s your personal artistic journey? Ruth Balbach’s creative path took her from managing creative teams for Target to designing and branding for DreamWorks Animation.

Ruth will tell us about the conflicts, revelations, and transformations that carved her unique path, and will give a presentation illustrating that where you end up might not be the same place you thought you were headed.

Thursday – February 25, 2016 – 6:30pm, at the Old Town Newhall Library

Thanks to our partners CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and the City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall.

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