One night, 19 cultural institutions, all for free!
For all the art lovers out there, Friday March 9th is the day you can visit Norton Simon Museum, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena History Museum and many more….at no cost to you. The event starts at 6 pm and ends 10 pm. Pick out your favorite 3-4 spots and focus on those, as it may be hard to fit more into four hours. If you’re planning on taking the free shuttle buses, account for waiting time. No matter how many places you visit, you’ll for sure have a fabulous time. Map, brochure and more information can be found on www.artnightpasadena.org
Here’s the full list:
1) Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Diane Christensen and Jeanne Dunning: Birth Death Breath An opera “performed” by
inflatable lawn decorations in various stages of inflation and deflation, prompting
existential questions about life, death, purpose and meaning.
2) ArtCenter College of Design
Williamson Gallery, 1700 Lida St.
Explore modern and contemporary non-iPhone images of the self, in this LACMA/
ArtCenter collaboration, This is Not A Selfie: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey
and Sydney Irmas Collection.
3) artWORKS Teen Center
2914 E. Walnut St.
artWORKS teens display their talents through live performances and visual arts.
Come for an interactive evening that includes hands-on, family-friendly arts
workshops alongside musical entertainment.
4) City of Pasadena –City Hall Side Street Projects
100 N. Garfield Ave.
Metro Art will talk about free art tours and offer a woodworking workshop with Side
Street Projects. At City Hall, you can enjoy a snack, listen to live Raga Essence Indian music.
5) Jackie Robinson Community Center
1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Learn about the history of African American art and the legacy of Pasadena and world
icons Jackie and Mack Robinson.There will also be music by JazzZone.
6) KidSpace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Art is visible, even in the dark. Explore luminescent artistry at Kidspace. Create
captivating rainbow images, make a glowing diorama, and interact with the hula hoop
glow field. Visit the interactive Glow Gallery where Kidspace artists showcase their work.
7) Light Bringer Project @ Day One
175 N. Euclid Ave.
Down the Rabbit Hole An outdoor wonderland of art featuring site specific installations,
Room 13 creations, dream-inducing music and other playful imaginings from the mirror
8) Lineage Performing Arts Center
89 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
Lineage is a home for connecting through the arts. On ArtNight, Lineage will present
local performing artists alternating between live dance and live music by Foster, Rowan, & Hoffman-Beechko Trio.
300 E. Colorado Blvd.
MUSE/IQUE creates street-rocking rhythms and jaw-dropping dance moves at Paseo
Colorado Garfield Promenade. This free party features live music and family-friendly
10) Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd.
Enjoy Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor, an exhibition that explores the improvisational
nature of Edgar Degas’s artistic practice and considers the affinities between
sculpting, painting and drawing in his oeuvre.
11) Parson’s Nose Theater
95 N. Marengo Ave., Suite 110
Return to those thrilling days of yesteryear with scintillating drama drawn from
classic scripts from The Golden Age of Radio such as “Flash Gordon” and “The Shadow.”
12) Pasadena Central Library
285 E. Walnut St.
Explore, discover, experience STEAM at your Pasadena Public Library through science,
technology, arts and music.
13) Pasadena City Collage
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Kori Newkirk solo show in our Boone Family Art Gallery (brochure essay by Travis Diehl).
Joshua Haycraft (interactive video) solo show in our Gallery V-108. Listen to some Latin music by Sister Mantos.
14) Pasadena Museum of California Art
490 E. Union St.
View artwork in current exhibitions Testament of the Spirit: Paintings by Eduardo
Carrillo; The Feminine Sublime; and Ana Serrano: Homegrown. Enjoy an experimental
performance in Kenny Scharf Kosmic Krylon Garage.
15) Pasadena Museum of History
470 W. Walnut St.
Blast through time and space in Dreaming the Universe to explore how artistry,
scientific/technological advancements, and changing society shaped Southern
California’s Science Fiction community (1930–1980).
16) Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave.
Explore the collaborative and playful aspects of acting! Participants will learn group
games and exercises, and then dive into scene work.
17) Pasadena Unified School District
(PUSD) at the First United Methodist
Church, 500 E. Colorado Blvd.
No Boundaries 13 showcases tthe artistic talents of PUSD students in the beautiful
surroundings of First United Methodist Church. Hundreds of artworks are on view
accompanied by student performances.
18) Shumei Arts Council
2430 E. Colorado Blvd.
Enjoy taiko drumming by Makoto Taiko at 6:15 pm, 7:15 pm, 8:15 pm and 9:15 pm,
and Kimono Show by LA Kimono Club. Also, view inspiring drawings of children of
indigenous people by artist Deborah Lomas.
19) USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 N. Los Robles Ave.
Explore the PST: LA/LA exhibition Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the 20th
Century and create your own art in a hands-on printmaking workshop.
*Photo courtesy of Pasadena ArtNight