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Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related events for June 20 -22:

June 20: Western Music Association Showcase at El Trocadero Steakhouse
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Musicians and cowboy poets perform stories and songs of the romantic Old West, contemporary music of the American West, and songs of the open range and the American cowboy. To perform your Western music or poetry with them during this event, email wmacc@westernmusiccalifornia.org.

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June 21: Toxikologie Art Exhibit Reception at The MAIN

The city of Santa Clarita invites the community to a reception for “Toxikologie,” the latest art exhibit at The MAIN. Guests will have the opportunity to view the artwork, enjoy light refreshments and meet the artist.

Driven by an equal love for both the arts and sciences, Cutshall’s inspiration for “Toxikologie” arises from religious symbolism and medieval plague-era imagery, juxtaposed with the childlike, colorful world of Harajuku Decora street fashion in Japan. For her series, Cutshall compares the manner in which professional toxicologists study chemical effects on human health – whether beneficial, harmful or benign – to the manner in which aesthetic and emotional toxicity or innocence is interpreted through cultural images.

The exhibit will be on display from June 19 through July 13, 2018 and is available for viewing during all events at The MAIN, as well as Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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June 21: ARTree – Figure Drawing at ARTree Community Arts Center
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Are you an artist frustrated with the lack of opportunities to draw in Santa Clarita? Come to ARTree Community Arts Center for a chance to really explore your creative potential using a live model. Just drop in and bring a pencil and paper.

Every 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursdays of the month, with some additional dates throughout the year.

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June 21: SENSES Block Party – Candyland at Main Street in Old Town Newhall
Time: 7:00 p.m.

The wildly popular SENSES Block Party presented by Valencia Auto Center brings live music, food trucks, themed activities, and adult beverages to Main Street every Third Thursday from March to October. Snap a photo at the lounge, grab a drink from the on street bar (hosted by 8th and Rail, El Trocadero, or Newhall Refinery), dance the night away to high energy performers, and order a bite from the food trucks or local restaurants. Don’t miss this fun and festive adult setting right here in Santa Clarita.

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June 21: Scenic Captures in Photography – Artist Reception at The MAIN
Time: 7:00 p.m.

The city of Santa Clarita invites you to attend an artist reception for the photography exhibit featuring Ryan Coursey and Ron Pinkerton at The MAIN. Guests will enjoy light snacks, music and a chance to meet the photographers.

“Don’t Listen to What They Say! Go See!” presents photographs from artist Ryan Coursey’s travels. Ryan is a travel and landscape photographer and videographer with over 10 years of Hollywood post-production experience. After working with some of Hollywood’s biggest names on TV, commercial, and animated projects, Ryan decided to form his own business out of Burbank called RYCO.LA, specializing in photography, videography and aerial drone company. A selection of Ryan’s colorful scenic captures will be featured in this exhibit.

“The Last Stand: Night Photography and Light Painting in the Mojave Desert,” by artist Ron Pinkerton features images created by using a technique known as light painting, which involves the use of moonlight and a hand-held flashlight or theater gels. Ron’s images explore the mythology and reality of the desert. Ron explains, “The mythology includes the idea that the desert is a blank canvas, a place of freedom, where one can pursue their dreams…that mythology is not without merit, but it is tempered by the reality of the desert. Life is hard, distances are far, and success is rare.”

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June 22: Oliver! at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons
Time: 7:00 p.m.

ESCAPE to London with Oliver, the Artful Dodger, and all of the Pick-Pocket kids! Nothing works on the stage like a well-crafted tale based on the Dickens novel. This well-known musical is sure to keep you entertained. Some of the outstanding musical numbers include “Food,” “Glorious Food,” “I’d Do Anything,” “Where is Love,” “Consider Yourself,” and “Oom-Pah-Pah!” This production features 300 youth and teens from the Santa Clarita Valley who will definitely “cheer you up!” We are certain you will know a few of them!

Tickets: (661) 299-5264 or Escapetheatre.org.
(All ticket sales conducted by Escape Theatre).

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June 22: Valencia Jazz & Blues Summer Concert Series at Downtown Valencia Town Center Drive, adjacent to the Hyatt Regency
Time: 7:00 p.m.

The sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands will once again fill Town Center Drive in Valencia. The Valencia Jazz & Blues Concert Series will return for the 19th year, once again featuring regional, national and international entertainers in a family friendly, quaint street party setting, offering activities for adults and children. In addition to the extraordinary sounds offered from some of the top Jazz and Blues recording artist in the world, the scheduled series will bring a variety of activities for the entire family as well as a variety of food and beverages, including wine and beer for the adults. No pets or outside food or beverages are allowed. Admission is free.

The exciting schedule of featured artists appearing includes:
June 22 – Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps
June 29 – Chuck Strong & SRBQ
July 6 – Tony Galla featuring Mark LeVang
July 13 – Jim Gibson
July 20 – Doña Oxford
July 27 – Kelly’s Lot
Aug. 3 – Delgado Brothers

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