Library-museum task force convenes

Library-museum task force convenes

This past week saw the first meeting of the city’s newly-formed “blue ribbon” task force for the combined downtown library-museum expansion project, which stalled in recent months following public comments questioning the viability of joint-use expansion. Members of the committee, comprised of seasoned Riverside civic leaders, have been given the task of formulating a plan, namely whether the project should…

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Out & About – 01/19/2008

Out & About – 01/19/2008

Saturday, January 19, 2008 – A bit of artistic flair filled the streets alongside the Mission Inn in downtown Riverside on Saturday as several artists showcased their skills during the third annual “Paint Out Week.” The week-long event was hosted by the Plein Air Artists of Riverside in affiliation with the Riverside Art Museum. The final day included a contest…

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‘Off The Wall’ at RAM

‘Off The Wall’ at RAM

Have you ever walked through an art museum and said to yourself, “Wow, I wish I could purchase that right off the wall.” Well, this week you can during the annual “Off The Wall” fundraiser at the Riverside Art Museum. Designed as both an exhibit and a fundraiser, the event showcases over 1,200 pieces from local artists in various mediums,…

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Out & About – 10/06/2007

Out & About – 10/06/2007

Saturday, October 6, 2007 – This past Saturday, if one ventured down to the weekly Farmers Market held on the pedestrian mall in downtown Riverside, they couldn’t help but hear the sounds from a multicultural festival just two blocks away. The 9th Annual “Multicultural Family Village Festival” took place in front of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, located on Mission Inn…

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Library should remain downtown

Library should remain downtown

There’s been some chatter recently of moving Riverside’s “Central Library” from its current downtown site on Mission Inn Avenue to a location east of the 91 Freeway. We feel this would be a big mistake. The notion began with a seemingly innocuous letter to the editor that appeared in the June 19th edition of The Press-Enterprise. Initially, the letter received…

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Giant Orange ArtVenture

Giant Orange ArtVenture

This weekend marks the last time you’ll be able to see all (or nearly all) of the large “art” oranges in downtown Riverside as the very successful “The Giant Orange Artventure” is coming to an end. Last June, after many months of artistic preparation, 32 fiberglass oranges were “planted” in various locations throughout downtown. Each of the 4-foot-round oranges was…

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UCR/CMP: Riverside in Pictures

UCR/CMP: Riverside in  Pictures

A great photographic exhibit is currently on display at the UC Riverside/California Museum of Photography in downtown Riverside. The exhibit — Riverside in Pictures — takes a look at the changes in Riverside’s landscape over the past 100+ years via historic and archival photos. Among the various works used are some black & whites from none other than Ansel Adams…

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