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The Shops at Montebello Launches "Music for Montebello" Performing Arts Program

The Shops at Montebello to provide ‘grants’ to local schools for performances in support of arts education.
The Shops at Montebello to provide ‘grants’ to local schools for performances in support of arts education.
Performers in schools located near Simon Property Group’s (NYSE: SPG) The Shops at Montebello should prep their dancing shoes, singing voices and monologues. The Shops at Montebello is encouraging local area schools to celebrate the arts with the launch of its “Music for Montebello” Performing Arts Program this May.

The Shops at Montebello will provide $250 “gift card grants” to local schools for each musical, dance and theatre performance held at the center, as a way to support arts education in the community. Schools may perform up to four unique times at The Shops at Montebello during the program.

“It is important to The Shops at Montebello to be involved in supporting our surrounding community,” said Marida Petitjean, Director of Marketing and Business Development at The Shops at Montebello. “Arts education plays a significant role in inspiring creativity and developing vital communities, and The Shops at Montebello is proud to support it in any way we can.”

Applications will be available at the Guest Services booth, located in Center Court, beginning Monday, May 12. In-mall performances will be booked between June 14 and December 21, based on a first-come, first-served basis. 

All public and private K-12 schools from the following cities are invited to participate in The Shops at Montebello’s “Music for Montebello” program: Montebello, Rosemead, Monterey Park, Pico Rivera, Alhambra, Hacienda Heights, Whittier and El Monte.

School performances containing vocal, dance and theatrical elements should be between 30 minutes and two hours in length, and will be free and open to the public, taking place inside the center during mall hours, Monday through Sunday. The Shops at Montebello will determine final performance dates and times. Staging, an audio system and seating for guests will be provided for each performance.

For questions or inquiries, contact Petitjean, or Cristina Jurado, Assistant Director of Marketing and Business Development at The Shops at Montebello at 323-722-1776.

For more information, visit The Shops at Montebello on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at www.facebook.com/shopsatmontebello, www.twitter.com/shopsmontebello or www.instagram.com/shopsmontebello.

About The Shops at Montebello
The Shops at Montebello is a modern indoor super regional shopping center featuring four department stores and more than 160 shops, eateries, and restaurants—remaining the leader for shopping in the San Gabriel Valley. The Shops at Montebello is home to Macy’s, jcpenney, Forever 21, Coach, G by Guess and more, with dining options such as BJ's Brewery, Hikari Sushi, Marie Callender’s and Olive Garden. The Shops at Montebello serves communities in San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles including Montebello, Monterey Park, and Rosemead. With its modernized look and feel, The Shops at Montebello strives to provide the best shopping experience with its retailer and dining selections for the entire family. For a map and store listings, as well as directions, events and job listings, visit http://www.simon.com/mall/the-shops-at-montebello or call 323-722-8454.

About Simon Property Group
Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is an S&P 100 company and a global leader in the retail real estate industry. We currently own or have an interest in more than 325 retail real estate properties in North America, Asia and Europe comprising approximately 242 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S. For more information, visit simon.com.

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