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 – Javier Barboza



In April, Jorge Gutierrez brought stories and laughter on bringing his animated stories to mainstream Hollywood.

In May, Javier Barboza will show us a more serious, avant-garde approach to telling stories of social commentary through animation.

A serious side of animation.

Los Angeles animator, filmmaker and artist Javier Barboza talks about his surreal narrative style of creativity that tackles the complexities of urban life. Expect a provocative exploration of the animated art form.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 – 6:30 pm, at the Old Town Newhall Library

Thanks to our partners CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) and the City of Santa Clarita.

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On April 6, Show Up for Public Art

Noel Bermudez

The ARTree Communications Chair

My fellow Santa Claritans, I ask you to consider public art. Is art a sculpture on a highway median or a mural on a wall? Is it a concert in the park or a play in the foothills? The City of Santa Clarita wants to know your answer. What is public art to you? Is it important to have it in the lives of your children, your neighbors, and your community?

On Monday, April 6, 6:30pm at the Activities Center, you will have a real opportunity to tell the city want it should do about public art. Santa Clarita is creating an Arts Master Plan. It will direct the city’s spending on art for the next ten years. That’s a long time. And, as hard as it is to believe, the city wants the input of citizens from across the valley. The writers of this master plan will get ideas from many sources, but the most important source is us – the folks who live, play, drive, work and go to school here.

Do we want more concerts, support for art non-profits, public sculptures or murals, an arts center or a theater? These are just a few of the ideas that have been discussed recently by art supporters. But that’s not the full list. Priorities will be determined by what you have to say, but you can’t say it if you are not there.

Mark your calendar. Monday, April 6, 6:30pm, at the City of Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway. Be there and be heard. Woody Allen said that eighty percent of success is showing up. You can bet that the ARTree and our supporters will be showing up. Will you?

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