Skip to main content

How The Arts Are Getting Us Through This

By Glendale Arts Needs Your Support - Act Now



It’s easy to feel afraid during these uncertain times and that’s OK, but through this crisis, we’re witnessing an overwhelming amount of our population turning to the arts to overcome their fear and doubt and simply pass the time. We encourage everyone to stay positive, make the most out of this situation, and CREATE. Who knows? You could be our next Picasso, Misty Copeland, or Joni Mitchell. Or, at the very least, you can use these suggestions as ways to keep your mind busy, stay positive, and maybe come out of this with a newfound passion. Our staff at Glendale Arts will be sharing ways that we are keeping busy through arts, crafts, music, dance and more. We’d love you to join in and share your creativity with us! Follow us on Facebook or Instagram and share your creations!


Here’s some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing…


Ways People Are Creating Art at Home/Virtually: 

  1. Singing from their balconies. This video went viral after a group of Italians decided to serenade from their balcony to lift spirits.  
  2.  Maintaining a Sense of Humor. Millions of people are turning to comedy to cope with the stress and anxieties as well as instruct best practices of washing hands, social distancing, and more. 
  3. Hosting virtual concerts.  As live events continue to be canceled or postponed, musicians are turning to live streaming platforms to play to their fans. Local musicians are also taking requests and posting on their Instagram stories.  
  4. Streaming current movies at home. Universal Studios announced that they will be streaming current movies playing in theatres at home. Additionally, movies such as Trolls World Tour will continue their premier on Universal’s streaming service.

Free and affordable online tutorials for you to use while practicing social distancing: 

Brit & Co Free Online Classes through 3/31  A digital media and commerce company that enables creativity through inspirational content and online classes. Offers classes from calligraphy, watercolor painting, cake decorating and more! Classes are FREE through the end of March. 

Comic Book Tutorials 

Comic book writers and artists are rallying online to offer activities for those staying at home

Music/Voice Lessons 

Local music teachers are offering their voice/instrument lessons digitally.

Free Cooking Classes

Online cooking classes available for FREE through April 30th


Sewing, knitting, photography and more!



We’re Here for YOU, Glendale

By Glendale Arts Needs Your Support - Act Now

Greetings, one and all!

As things are changing on a day-to-day basis, we wanted to keep you informed with up-to-date information on what’s going on at Glendale Arts and the Alex Theatre. We also wanted to let you know that WE’RE HERE FOR YOU, now and always. We’ll be posting ways for you to use the arts to keep your chin up, how the arts are being useful during this pandemic, and more.

As of this morning, the CDC recommended limiting groups of 50 or more people. Most theatres, live event venues, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs have had to close their doors until May. We are following the directives of local leaders and the CDC in hopes of protecting our community and coming out stronger when this crisis passes. While we recognize that the disastrous effects of the Coronavirus are not exclusive to our industry, artists, entertainers, the dedicated people who run those venues, and the surrounding establishments (such as the family-owned restaurants and bars that depend on the income that live shows generate for them) have taken an immediate and crippling hit on their livelihoods literally overnight

Once the immediate threat and economic implications of the virus subsides, we will need to act swiftly to repair the heavy mental and emotional toll that this is going to take on the world population. So-called “donations” are actually investments in the future ability of organizations like ours to be ready to heal and bring much-needed joy and togetherness to people. Live performing arts and entertainment should not be discounted in their importance as critical components necessary for rebuilding a healthy and vibrant society.

If you can, please consider donating to our organization so we can be at the ready to help repair our community through live entertainment.

Click Here for more information on what you can do to fight the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Sign up for Glendale Arts' enewsletter and you'll stay updated on our latest events, exhibitions, artist spotlights, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you soon!

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Glendale Arts will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.