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Here’s a roundup of Santa Clarita arts-related events for Oct. 16-20, 2017:

Oct 16, 2017: SCAA Meeting & Artist Talk at Barnes & Noble

Oct 16, 2017 06:30 pm

Join the Santa Clarita Artists’ Association for its monthly meeting and hear the Art Classic winners discussing their pieces and how they accomplished the images.

All meetings are free and open to the public.

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Oct 18, 2017: Santa Clarita History Bear Unveiling Ceremony at Old Town Newhall Library

Oct 18, 2017 11:30 am

The Santa Clarita City Council is inviting the community to attend the Santa Clarita History Bear Unveiling Ceremony on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Old Town Newhall Library located at 24500 Main Street in Newhall.

The Santa Clarita History Bear was commissioned by the Canyon Theatre Guild and was painted by artist Frank Rock. The public art piece is part of the California Bear Project, a project developed in August 2004 by the City of Santa Clarita to install life size grizzly bear sculptures throughout the community. Each bear replica measures over 10 feet in length and over five feet tall and represents different Santa Clarita themes.

The Santa Clarita History Bear depicts scenes from Santa Clarita Valley’s history and is the fifth bear sculpture to be displayed in the community. Other bear sculptures are on display at the Santa Clarita Transit Center, Valencia Heritage Park, The Patios at Valencia Town Center and at Golden Valley High School.

To RSVP For the unveiling ceremony, please contact Christy Hawn at chawn@santa-clarita.com. For more information on the event or the Santa Clarita History Bear, please visit SantaClaritaArts.com or contact Jeff Barber at 661-250-3779 or at jbarber@santa-clarita.com.

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Oct 18, 2017: New Heights | Accomplish More with Volunteers at The Centre

Oct 18, 2017 07:00 pm

Your dream of building an organization to bring artists together has become a reality, but it doesn’t run itself. Members help, but they, like other volunteers, can get burned out. How can you keep that from happening? Are there any other avenues for obtaining volunteer assistance? Our New Heights panel will help open your eyes to resources in the community and help you figure out how to provide your volunteers with meaningful work that keeps them excited about their contribution.

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Oct 19, 2017: ARTree – Figure Drawing at ARTree Community Arts Center

Oct 19, 2017 06:00 pm

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.

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Oct 19, 2017: Phobik God – Art Exhibit Reception at The MAIN

Oct 19, 2017 07:00 pm

You are invited to a reception for the latest exhibit at The MAIN featuring the work of Hollywood artist Phobik. A self-taught artist, Phobik’s work transcends multiple styles, from graphic novel illustration and fine art to mural and interior design.

Phobik draws inspiration for his original comic book illustrations from his personal experiences growing up in Hollywood along with influences from the He-Man cartoon series.

The reception will feature light appetizers, entertainment, and a chance to meet the artist.

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Oct 19, 2017: SENSES Halloween Haunt at Main Street in Old Town Newhall

Oct 19, 2017 07:00 pm

Halloween begins on October 19 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the SENSES Halloween Haunt. Whether you come dressed in your spooky best or transform yourself into a monster onsite, be sure to participate in the Halloween costume contest for a chance to win ghoulish prizes. If thrills are more your thing, prepare yourself for a frightening experience at the SENSES maze. Enjoy live music from The Skinny Little Twits, food from Tainamite and Pacific Pizza Co, and drinks from the on-street bar hosted by 8th and Rail.

The wildly popular SENSES block party, presented by Galpin Subaru, brings live music, food trucks, themed activities and adult beverages to Main Street every Third Thursday from March to October. Don’t miss this fun and festive adult setting right here in Santa Clarita.

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Oct 20, 2017: Put Some Swing Into It! at Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons

Oct 20, 2017 07:30 pm

The award-winning Studio Jazz Ensemble and Lab Bands will perform many big band favorites from the ‘30s and ‘40s to the present and feature some of our best players on featured solos. Come out and join us for a fun evening of big band swing classic jazz!

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