The City of Burbank Cultural Arts Commission Launches a Cultural Website

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Kristen Smith
City of Burbank
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THE CITY OF BURBANK CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION LAUNCHES A CULTURAL WEBSITE

BURBANK, Calif. — The City of Burbank Cultural Arts Commission is pleased to announce the launch of a website dedicated to Burbank cultural venues, events, organizations, educational institutions and artists online at www.burbankarts.com.

A special launch party presented by the City of Burbank Cultural Arts Commission is set for Wednesday, May 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. in the Fletcher Jones Foundation Auditorium at Woodbury University, 7500 North Glenoaks Boulevard. Please R.S.V.P. by May 2 by calling 818.557.4302.

A cultural first for the city, the website’s goal is to introduce and support the arts, deliver quality art experiences, and promote exciting arts-friendly venues for every generation.  Encompassing more than 50 cultural venues including dance, media, literature, music, theatre and visual arts, the website features a calendar of cultural activities, arts education programs and valuable contact information.  It also provides the opportunity for art-lovers to post events or sign up for the Cultural Arts e-newsletter.

A colorful, online home for Burbank’s flourishing arts scene, www.burbankarts.com devotes special attention to arts education and includes more than 40 programs offered by Burbank High School, John Burroughs High School, Woodbury University as well as other creative institutions such as Video Symphony, Garri Dance Studio, Media City Ballet, Burbank Youth Summer Theater Institute and more.  Educational programs include dance, ballet, vocal music, photography, video production and theater.

“Burbank is a uniquely artistic city,” states Lynda Willner, Chair, Burbank Cultural Arts Commission.  “Already known as the media capital of the world, it’s also home to actors, painters, sculptors, animators, teachers, museum directors, ceramicists, singers, dancers and photographers – a truly vast array of super-talented and committed individuals.  Our new Cultural Arts website will encourage a closer collaboration among these artists and their audiences, and will promote every form of creativity and imagination.”

As a city immersed in the entertainment industry, Burbank has the rare opportunity to combine homegrown artistic talent with the ever-increasing needs of studios and post-production facilities seeking creative approaches to storytelling, 3-D animation, new media and design. The Burbank Cultural Arts Commission champions such arts programs, and believes in the uniqueness of art to both stimulate economic growth and transform lives.

About the Burbank Cultural Arts Commission and the Cultural Arts Plan

The Burbank Cultural Arts Commission develops strategies to ensure that the arts are a unifying force in Burbank’s urban planning initiatives and to build upon Burbank’s commitment to the arts education community. The Commission is dedicated to stimulating local cultural arts awareness and event participation and to explore creative, leading-edge arts concepts. Based on the Cultural Arts Plan, the Commission works to focus, develop and amplify the diverse and vibrant arts community to enrich the lives of Burbank’s residents. At the core of this effort is a stated commitment to ensure that the arts are accessible to all, and a vision to identify Burbank as a regional arts destination. Embracing a fresh approach to forming new partnerships representing all genres of the arts, the Cultural Arts Plan supports Burbank’s arts community and provides exposure and further expansion of that community. Copies of the Burbank Cultural Arts Plan are available online at www.burbankarts.com.