Cultural Arts

City of Carson's Cultural Arts Contractors

Alexey Steele

MY NEIGHBOR SERIES: Capturing the Soul of America's Diverse City" by Alexey Steele
Internationally-known artist Alexey Steele developed the "Love My Neighbor" public art project right here in Carson. The concept of the series is to capture inspiring local heroes who command universal love and admiration, even within the most difficult neighborhoods. In Carson, that neighborhood is called Scottsdale. Alexey earned the trust of Scottsdale residents, even bringing Bank of America volunteers into the community to teach their "Better Money Habits" program. His public art project opened the lines of communication between the City of Carson and this underserved community. Alexey spent 500 hours publicly painting a portrait of Cirilo, a gardener who has tended to Scottsdale for 30+ years. The work and its display in the new Artward! Gallery "Scottsdale" have brought the community together in a beautiful and sustainable way.
"Love Thy Neighbor" is the basic building block in the moral fiber of our society. Statistically, the City of Carson is the 5th most diverse city in the nation with a community most closely reflecting our World. My Neighbor Series captures the soul and essence of the City of Carson through a collection of portrayals of neighbors.
Sophisticated Dance
Sophisticated Dance

Sophisticated Dance was created 16 years ago for the youth of our community. Our mission is to foster the growth of new artists, invest in established artists, and expand access to the arts. Each year, our students are allowed to showcase their accomplishments in our annual dance recital. Sophisticated Dance is a family-oriented business. We take pride in knowing we are part of the village it takes to help raise the children of this community. SD is making a difference inside and out!
Rockin' Blues Entertainment
Rockin' Blues Entertainment

Rockin' Blues Entertainment was founded in 1990 as part of a Karaoke and entertainment business. Donaldo Reed is the founder and owner, along with wife Norma and many friends. Donaldo has entertained the South Bay area for about 25 years and has been a resident of Carson for 30 years. Donaldo and Norma are very active in the community.
The International Printing Museum
The International Printing Museum

Thanks to a generous grant from the City of Carson, the Museum on Wheels brings the best of the Printing Museum's educational programs to Carson area schools. The tour begins at our traveling colonial printing shop where the guide, with help from the students, hand-sets metal type, covers the long history of books, and demonstrates printing and bookbinding. During the second half of the presentation, the inventive Dr. Franklin presents the story of his life, introducing students to his many inventions and discoveries like his static electrical generator, which he demonstrates. Franklin aims to ignite young minds with the wonders of science and invention.

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Carson, CA 90745
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