Stay is an arts based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers a creative space for our community. Located in the heart of Downtown Downey, we provide opportunities for creativity to flourish. Our programs enable a wide variety of art exhibits, events and workshops.
Our mission is to make creativity and the arts accessible to people from all walks of life. We use our space to engage, empower and revitalize the community.
Stay consists of three fundamental programs that each work together to achieve our mission.
At the heart of our organization, the Stay Young program inspires creativity within our youth. Through our partnership with Downey Unified School District, students are encouraged to participate in art exhibits, classroom field trips, and student-run program initiatives.
The Stay Gallery program supports and celebrates up-and-coming artists through month-long exhibitions. The artists we represent strongly believe that creativity can enhance the livelihood of the community.
The Stay Public program provides individuals and organizations with an opportunity to produce meaningful events and programs within our space. Our goal is to provide an open platform for creative innovation and collaboration within our community.
All donations and revenues made from Stay Gallery and Stay Public ultimately benefit the Stay Young initiative. As a collective, all three programs impact the momentum of our organization's efforts and continue to provide a home for creativity to flourish.