NEW HEIGHTS: Artist Development Workshops

NEW HEIGHTS: Artist Development Workshops 2018-01-25T08:53:02+00:00

The City of Santa Clarita is proud to present New Heights, a series of FREE workshops, panel discussions, and lectures designed specifically to engage creative individuals, no matter what level of experience. The sessions will help artists and performers expand their knowledge while learning valuable tools to increase success.

A total of five sessions will be presented in 2018 as part of the Thursdays@Newhall series.  Each program will take place at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall, which is located at 24266 Main Street, Newhall, CA 91321.


An Evening with Greg Laemmle

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7-9pm
The MAIN – 24266 Main Street, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Join us for an evening with Greg Laemmle and learn about the history of this iconic cinema house, as well as learn about new trends in arthouse cinema.

Greg Laemmle is the President of Laemmle Theatres, a family-run business that has been exhibiting movies in Los Angeles since 1938. Greg is the third generation to head the company, following in line behind his grandfather Max Laemmle, who started the company with his brother Kurt when they took over the operation of two theatres in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.  Greg took the reins from his father Bob who retired in 2004.  Known primarily for its support of foreign-language, independent, and documentary films, Laemmle Theatres currently programs 37 screens at eight locations.  The company plans to add five screens at a ninth location in Glendale in 2018 and is set to break ground in 2019 on a tenth location with seven screens in the Old Town Newhall section of the City of Santa Clarita.


How I Did It: Artists Share Their Journeys

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7-9pm
The MAIN – 24266 Main Street, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

The goal of many artists is to find ways to make a successful living while at the same time pursuing their passion. “How I Did It:  Artists Share Their Journey” will feature three artists who have built strong sales of their work, allowing  them to devote all of their time to art. This panel of artists will discuss their successful art careers and provide you with some of the strategies that they have used to achieve this level of success. This panel will feature artists Laura Wambsgans, JoAnn Peralta, and Toni Haigh.



If you weren’t able to make it to our previous New Heights: Artist Development Workshops, listen to the podcasts.