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1892 - Birth of Robert E. Callahan, owner of Mission Village in L.A. and Old West Trading Post on Sierra Highway [story]
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Here is a list of Santa Clarita arts-related virtual and in-person events through October:

ARTober is almost here.
Virtually and in-person starting Thursday, Oct. 1
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ARTober

In celebration of October being National Arts and Humanities Month, the city of Santa Clarita hosts ARTober every year, offering free arts and humanities festivities throughout the month of October in the City of Santa Clarita. ARTober is a full-month celebration of the Arts.

And while COVID-19 has definitely changed the way we are doing things this year, there is still a full month of virtual, online and in-person events to celebrate ARTober, and we hope you join us! In the works are Saturday-sessions for the Arts Symposium, a new public art unveiling, virtual escape room fun, an Old Town Newhall scavenger hunt, open submissions for Sidewalk Poetry 2021, new art galleries and the list goes on.

Follow us at ARTSINSCV on Facebook for all the latest Arts Events in Santa Clarita year-round, and check back often [here] for updates on everything happening during ARTober this year.

New Galleries and New Calls for Artists
Art never stops.

Calls for Artists

Despite our local galleries having limited in-person options for viewing, all Santa Clarita galleries remain ‘open’ for virtual viewing. You can see all the current exhibitions [here], with the newest ‘ABC Canvas’ going live this weekend. 26 artists have produced 26 original pieces, each representing a letter of the alphabet. The original art is now installed at the First Floor Gallery at City Hall.

There are also two current Calls For Artists available for submissions. ‘Landscapes of the Mind’ will be featured at the First Floor Gallery at City Hall starting in December and the Town Center Art Space is currently accepting applications for the 2021 season. Details and deadlines for all Santa Clarita art opportunities can be seen [here].

SOS Theatre Fest
Virtually at The MAIN

Every Tuesday and Friday through Oct. 16
SOS Theatre Fest

Currently underway is Stage on Screen (SOS) Theatre Fest, an ongoing 8-week online theatre festival. These modern plays, all with a theme of Social Media, include radio plays, staged readings, original one-act comedies and more. Every week sees a new show and cast, starting Tuesdays with ‘MAINcast Interviews’ featuring chat with directors, actors and production crew on The MAIN’s Facebook page at 7:00 p.m. On Friday nights, the productions go live on Zoom. After the Friday night show there is an ‘Audience Talkback’ where the audience is encouraged to participate and interact with the cast and crew. All shows start at 7:00 p.m. and all are free. Check out all the upcoming shows [here].

Friday, Sept. 18 – Left to Our Own Devices – Live Production

Tuesday, Sept. 22 – Pants Optional; Or What Lies Beneath – MAINcast Interviews

Friday, Sept. 25 – Pants Optional; Or What Lies Beneath – LIVE Zoom Event

Tuesday, Sept. 29 – Prometheus Online – MAINcast Interviews

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Monday, Oct 26, 2020
The city of Santa Clarita’s Film Office has reported 16 productions filming in the Santa Clarita Valley the week of Monday, Oct. 26.
Monday, Oct 26, 2020
College of the Canyons proudly welcomes Eric Whitacre as the first featured guest in the School of Visual & Performing Arts Industry Insight Series on Monday, Oct. 26 starting at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Oct 22, 2020
Santa Clarita Artists Association will hold its last virtual oil workshop of the year on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., with Rich Gallego, entitled, "Using a Modified Zorn Palette to Create Harmonious Landscapes."
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday honored 18 student Academy Award winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 47th Student Academy Awards ceremony, held virtually for the first time
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a special virtual program titled “ACCESSIBILITY/VISIBILITY: Breaking Down the Barriers for People with Disabilities in Media,” going live October 26 at 5 p.m.
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1970 - Permanent COC Valencia campus dedicated [story]
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1898 - Newhall pioneer Henry Clay Wiley (Wiley Canyon) dies in Los Angeles [story]
HC Wiley
1992 - Dedication of Santa Clarita's first Metrolink station (Santa Clarita Station) [brochure]
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