ArtNight rolls into Old Pasadena again

Alliance Francaise - Blanchard Art Center Hinrichs PMCA - Scharf

Culture… as appealing and vital as it is, you don’t always find the time to take advantage of all the local opportunities.  So twice a year Pasadena ArtWeekend provides just the incentive to become a tourist in your own backyard.  They couldn’t make it any easier:  On Friday night March 13th the cultural institutions of Pasadena open their doors from 6:00-10:00pm at no charge; free shuttles take you to and from participating venues; and this year some of the city’s restaurants are joining in by staying open later and offering special promotions in honor of ArtNight.


ArtNight is a wonderful community event that gets people out walking, biking, and even using public transportation (get off the Metro Gold line at the Memorial Park station).  Participating venues are featuring the following exhibitions (many in addition to their permanent collections):

  • Alliance FrancaisePassion by Stephane Blanchard
  • Armory Center for the ArtsOff the Wall 2009 Biennial Art Auction
  • Art Center College of DesignThe Storyteller’s Art: A Retrospective of the Work of Designer Kit Hinrichs
  • Norton Simon MuseumMatisse’s Amours: Illustrations of Pierre de Ronsard’s Love Poems
  • One ColoradoRed/Rojo, an abstract color video by Marsia Alexander-Clarke
  • Pacific Asia MuseumThe Samurai Re-imagined: From Ukiyo-e to Anime
  • Pasadena City CollegeSimply Because You’re Near Me, a series of video installations by Eileen Cowin
  • Pasadena Jazz InstituteCHASIN’ the TRANE, LA saxophonists celebrate the music of John Coltrane
  • Pasadena Museum of California ArtData + Art, three exhibits explore art & science
  • Pasadena Museum of HistoryContemporary Masters, Artistic Eden II: Scenes of Contemporary Life in the San Gabriel Valley
  • Pasadena Public LibraryOne City, One Story 2009: Mexican FIESTA with music, dancing, storytelling & crafts
  • Pasadena SymphonyThe rehearsal of Rebirth! featuring Vivaldi, Copland and Schumann
  • Side Street ProjectsJalopy: Vehicles as Art & Artifact, one night only

I went for the first time last year, and I had a great time.  I enjoyed seeing some wonderful art and exhibitions, heard some music, and more than anything, felt grateful and proud of Pasadena for it’s generous number of cultural spaces.  Don’t miss this opportunity to show your support of them.

Posted by:  Janet Swartz, Office Manager

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3 Responses to “ArtNight rolls into Old Pasadena again”

  1. CAFE PASADENA Says:

    Congrats! on your 1st blog posting!
    Great info on a wunderful semi-annual event.
    The hard part of starting is over. Now it’s eZ. Hohoho!
    Emphasize quality, regular postings of at least 2-3/month, and comment interaction with other Pasadena blogs.

  2. Petrea Burchard Says:

    Art Night is one of the many great things about Pasadena (as is Old Town). Welcome to the Pasadena Blogosphere.

  3. Ann Erdman Says:

    Welcome to the Blogosphere! I added this site to my blogroll.

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