Summer of Loving the DCA

Multi-Media Art Exhibit and Events

ART EXHIBIT DURATION:  July 27 - August 11, 2018

Free to attend, open during regular business hours, open to the public.

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FAMILY FUN RECEPTION:  Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 5-9pm

Join us for psychedelic fun, music and more! Create black-light art, love beads, pop-up artist vendors, crafts for the kids, raffles, food, photo ops and more. See a Bill Ham "San Francisco" Light Show. DJ services provided by Pulse Entertainment, LLC. Beautiful Bohemian Goods for sale by artist vendors.

Second Floor Theater - light refreshments, free to attend, open to the public.


ARTIST TALK:  Saturday, August 4, 2018

Poster design by Dennis Loren.

Poster design by Dennis Loren.

Rock concert poster art show and sale with live music. Featuring the work of the late-great Grande Ballroom artist Gary Grimshaw. Meet Dennis Loren, accomplished art director and music-related graphics artist, who will be discussing life works, rock legends and the biz. Q & A Panel Discussion with renowned poster artists Dennis Loren and Derek Smith. An open mic/ekprastic poetry reading with Downriver Poets and Playrights. Award winning acoustic duo Joe Kidd and Sheila Burke. Eclectic guitarist Charles Dudley from Los Angeles.

3pm - Artist Talk and Poster Sale with Dennis Loren and friends

6pm - 60’s Folk Music

Main gallery, light refreshments, free to attend, open to the public.


ART EXHIBIT DURATION:  July 27 - August 11, 2018

Free to attend, open during regular business hours, open to the public.



Purchase this awesome t-shirt and a portion of every sale goes to the Downriver Council for the Arts!

Shirts are high quality and there are 3 styles to choose from. Shirts will be shipped to the DCA, free of charge, where you can pick them up after July 21st.

Order online by going to

Hurry, store closes on July 12!


Call for entries - Summer of Lovin the DCA

The Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) is currently accepting entries for consideration in the Summer of Loving the DCA art exhibition. The 1960s was an era of social upheaval and civil unrest for many young people who questioned, disapproved and sought change to the conventional American culture, values, morals and civic duties of their time. The historical Summer of Love took place in 1967 San Francisco, CA, in and around the area of Haight and Ashbury Streets. Thousands of young people, many of whom were artists, poets and musicians, converged on Haight/Ashbury to come in to their own right. The Summer of Love was a celebration of life, love, and freedom, with art and music playing key roles. “Summer of Loving the DCA” is a reflection of that spirit. Please keep in mind the DCA is a family friendly environment so the exhibit curator reserves the right to deny work that deems inappropriate. Think peace, love, harmony, humanity, flower power, music and psychedelic art. There will be a designated area for blacklight art and posters.

Please download the complete guidelines.

Reception: Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 5pm-9pm
Exhibit Run: July 27 - August 11, 2018

The reception and exhibit are open to the public at no charge. Family friendly activities, crafts, photo ops, music and refreshments are planned for the reception. Please contact us if you can volunteer to help or bring refreshments to this event. Promotional t-shirts will be available for pre-event ordering and guest artist talks will be scheduled throughout the exhibit duration.