Torrance Community Arts Events

Check out what's happening on the Torrance Cultural Arts scene!

It's really quite amazing when you stop to think of the tremendous amount of cultural arts experiences there are in our city! Please use this newsletter to populate your arts calendar and immerse yourself in the rich arts scene here in Torrance!

The City of Torrance has a Cultural Arts Commission!

If you are part of an arts organization in the City of Torrance and would like events included in future editions, please send an email to 

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We appreciate your interest in the Arts Council of Torrance and your continued support of community-based arts events.

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Check out these arts offerings in the South Bay

Adventures in Art Torrance

Each year, Adventures in Art (AIA) provides training to volunteer docents from participating Torrance schools. Five grade-level appropriate projects, written by local artists and art educators, are selected by AIA to give students hands-on opportunities to learn fine-arts methods while working with quality art materials. Participating schools send their school's volunteers to attend AIA’s Docent Orientation and five grade-level art Workshops to learn projects directly from the artists and educators. Docents then return to their schools to lead students through these projects in their own classrooms. AIA schools celebrate students’ art work and continuing artistic development by creating annual student art exhibits on their campuses featuring current year projects.

AIA website link

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The Aerospace Players

The AEAMCC (Aerospace Employees Association Musical Comedy Club) was formed in 1988, with the intent of providing a forum for Aerospace Corporation and Los Angeles Air Force Base employees, their friends, and their families to participate in the "lively arts." This is not to imply that the productions are purely recreational; the club has always maintained the belief that working hard to produce quality shows will increase the enjoyment of its members. As the Air Force Base and Aerospace have a combined population in excess of 10,000 people, there is quite a bit of theatrical, musical, dance and production talent available.

Visit The Aerospace Players Website


APC Fine Arts Gallery

APC Fine Arts Gallery operates within a design and print studio comprised of talented artists, designers and print makers. The addition of the Art Gallery to the studio offers a unique environment for the community.

Visit APC Website


Ballet California

Formerly The South Bay Ballet, Ballet California is a classical and contemporary ballet experience right here in the South Bay!

Ballet California

Beach Cities Symphony

The Beach Cities Symphony Association believes music enriches individuals, whether performer or member of the audience, and the community at large. The association presents four free concerts per year. The orchestra plays classical pieces ranging from the early to the contemporary, including works by local composers. Prize-winning young soloists are given an opportunity to perform with the orchestra. Most performers and soloists are members of the local community. Concerts are held in the community college. Our goals are not only to entertain, but also to inform and educate the audience by means of newsletters, concert programs, and pre-concert lectures. We shall maintain our presence by continuing to solicit voluntary contributions from members, local businesses, foundations and other sources.



Cal State Dominguez Hills Art Gallery

The University Art Gallery is one of the major exhibition spaces in the South Bay area; it is a valuable resource for the Art and Design Department, the University, and the Los Angeles artistic community. The gallery presents ten exhibitions, including a series of student showcases in Design and Studio Art, that explore different artistic styles, cultures, historical periods, social movements, and media.

CSUDH website


The performing chorus of the South Bay Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, a.k.a. the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America the world's largest men's singing organization. Current membership in the Coastliners totals more than 75 men from a variety of backgrounds. Members include students, teachers, large corporate executives, small business owners, accountants, computer programmers, dentists, doctors, insurance agents, lawyers, package handlers, realtors & retirees, to name but a few. The common thread that binds us together is our love of music in general, and barbershop harmony in particular.

Coastliners Website


Destination: Art

Interested in Art Classes? Check out Destination: Art for upcoming classes and events.

Destination: Art class schedule


El Camino College Art Gallery

El Camino College Art Gallery is dedicated to presenting innovative exhibitions and programs that reflect the breadth and diversity of the contemporary art world. As a vital component of the academic and cultural life of El Camino College and the surrounding community of the South Bay area, El Camino College Art Gallery strives to engage widely varied audiences, to create a sense of community, and provide a place for both contemplation and stimulation, thereby encouraging discussion of art and the issues that move and shape us as individuals.

ECC Division of Fine Arts webpage


El Camino College Center for the Arts

Music, Art,'s all there at El Camino. Check out their extensive list of upcoming events.

ECC Center for the Arts


L.A. South Towns Show Chorus

L.A. South Towns Show Chorus is an extraordinary group of women of all ages, from all walks of life, who come together to sing in the a capella style, to be among friends, to learn, to grow, to celebrate, and to have a wonderful time in the process!

Visit L.A. South Towns Show Chorus website


Los Cancioneros Master Chorale

LCMC is a mixed chorus that performs in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Its repertoire ranges from classical to modern. 

LCMC website

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Children's Choir

The South Bay Children's Choir is dedicated to providing children an educational and nurturing environment that is disciplined and joyful in the pursuit of excellence in the choral art.

South Bay Children's Choir website


South Bay Conservatory

The South Bay Conservatory is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tuition based performing arts organization specializing in youth musical theatre. We have educated students from the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Torrance, and surrounding communities for over 50 years. We are an authorized vendor for Sky Mountain Charter School, Inspire, and Excel Academy.

SBC website for performance and audition information


The South Bay Film Society

The South Bay Film Society was founded to bring the best of new foreign and independent films to the big screen in the South Bay. Visit their website for more information about upcoming screenings. The South Bay Conservatory is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tuition based performing arts organization specializing in youth musical theatre. We have educated students from the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Torrance, and surrounding communities for over 50 years. We are an authorized vendor for Sky Mountain Charter School, Inspire, and Excel Academy.

South Bay Film Society website


South Bay Quilters Guild

The South Bay Quilters Guild (SBQG) is a non-profit corporation organized for educational and charitable purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our objective is to further quilting excellence in the South Santa Monica Bay area of Southern California through educational meetings, travel, and friendship, and, at least once each year, to promote quilting in a philanthropic endeavor.

South Bay Quilters Guild website


South Bay Watercolor Society

The South Bay Watercolor Society (SBWS) seeks to promote art in the South Bay, educate artists and to stimulate the exploration of contemporary watermedia techniques used in experimental and expressive styles.

South Bay Watercolor Society website


Torrance Art Museum  

Founded in 2005, the Torrance Art Museum is the premiere visual art space to view contemporary art in the South Bay. The Museum encourages all people to develop and increase their understanding and appreciation for modern and contemporary artwork via a variety of exhibitions offered in its two gallery spaces, as well as educational programs, artist talks, lectures, and symposia. Through its emphasis on contemporary artistic expression in Southern California and globally, the Torrance Art Museum brings together visual artists and community members; fosters personal and civic well being by inspiring understanding and appreciation of the visual arts; promotes meaningful experiences in the arts to strengthen creative and critical thinking skills; and builds bridges between the visual arts and other disciplines in the humanities and sciences.

Torrance Art Museum website


Torrance Art Museum Advocates

The Torrance Art Museum Advocates (TAMA) is a non-profit, community-based volunteer organization whose goal is furthering the availability, understanding and appreciation of art through its specific support of the Torrance Art Museum.

TAMA Website


Torrance Civic Chorale

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Torrance Civic Chorale website


Torrance Craftmen's Guild

The original purpose of the Guild was, and still is today, to promote the interest of arts and crafts in the local community. It has expanded to reward individuals for their endeavors in the world of arts and crafts by providing scholarships to high school senior students within the Torrance Unified School District.

These two events raise the funds needed to support the scholarships.

TCG website


Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation

In partnership with the City of Torrance, the mission of Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation is to enrich the community through the performing arts by providing diverse cultural, educational and entertainment experiences of the highest quality. 

TOCA website

Torrance Rose Float Association

​The Mission of the Torrance Rose Float Association (a non-profit organization) is to preserve the tradition of delivering joy, beauty and pageantry from our hometown to people across the globe through participation in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on a day when the world is full of the hope of renewal.

Torrance Rose Float Association

Torrance Sister City Association

The mission of the Torrance Sister City Association is to promote friendship, goodwill, and understanding between the City of Torrance and the City of Kashiwa, Japan, through a people-to-people, citizen diplomacy approach and through joint participation in mutually established programs.

Sister City Website link

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Torrance Theatre Company

Torrance Theatre Company is committed to providing affordable, professional-quality theatre productions and related outreach and educational services to Torrance and the South Bay Area, and to creating a positive and welcoming environment where a varied group of local theatre artists can come and hone their craft while sharing their talents with the greater community. Torrance Theatre Company believes that the community becomes stronger through the shared experience of theatre, and through a diverse season covering drama, comedy, and musicals, both classics and contemporary, the community will be inspired, educated and entertained.

Torrance Theatre Company is a program of the Cultural Service Division of the Torrance Community Services Department. Sponsored in part by Friends of Torrance Theatre Company, a recognized 501(c)3 organization.

Torrance Theatre Company website