Old Pasadena is the canvas for your day of art & play -- Experience our historic spaces with new eyes!
BoldPas is an ephemeral intersection of design, architecture, art, history, and public space, featuring selected site-specific installations in Old Pasadena’s unique historic setting. Works from L.A. artists will feature a “bold” theme, displaying bright colors, surprising scale, and playfulness; many encourage direct interaction with viewers.
Spend the day in Old Pasadena and
- SEE bold art installations throughout Old Pasadena’s historic alleyways
- INTERACT with LA artists & their creative works
- WATCH renowned painter-muralist Andrew Hem paint new pieces for an upcoming exhibition
- STROLL our streetscape on a walking tour – learn about our public art & visit event installations
- ADMIRE three dozen creatively decorated business “Art Stops” & meet our merchants
- GATHER with friends, take photos, & connect with Pasadena’s creative community
We are pleased to announce that the following artist's proposals were selected to participate in the inaugural BoldPas:
Arty Vartanyan & Zenah Sakaamini “Vantage Obscura” – Six 8-foot cubes of simple yarn and translucent colored film woven throughout a wooden framework where the viewer walks around and inside of the art work.
Asli Tusavul “Better as a Color” – Comprises thousands of straws sewn together and strung in rows across a 50-foot pre-fabricated steel frame.
Anali Gharakhani “Blister” – Seven compressed and nesting cardboard spheres that can be rearranged for visitors to sit and lounge.
Viviana Palacio “Displacement of Working Objects” – Evoking Pasadena’s past as a citrus grove capital, the installation places together found wooden orchard ladders formerly used for fruit picking.
Abbey Luck “The Rainbow Gates” – Recyclable and brightly colored large streamers strung across an urban alleyway to create seven inverse rainbows.
Sarah Umles “Crystal Lucida”– An installation that encourages visitors to paint the reflections and colorful shadows created on a white table surface when light is refracted through 100 cut-glass containers filled with colored water.
Ash Cano “Rose Garden” – A garden of six-foot roses crafted from painted pipes, cardboard, and paper that can be “plucked” and serve as a photographic prop.
L.L. Kessner “Macro/Micro Waves” – This tissue paper “tapestry” will call to mind a hanging sea of brightly colored blue waves and the pattern of microwave radiation.
Po Yang Leung “Walking the Pets” – A whimsical papier-mache installation of “pets” ranging in size from 18” to 36” tall – a size meant to encourage interaction with visitors.
Installation by Various Artists presented by Flower Pepper Gallery
Participating artists: Maggie Chiang, Amy Van Gilder, Liten Kanin, Vivien Mildenberger, Valerie Pobjoy, Lena Sayadian, Joey Stupor, Yetis & Friends
Maggie Chiang: Taiwanese American full time artist and part time dreamer.
Amy Van Gilder: Muppet builder for The Muppet Show, Labyrinth, Dark Crystal & Fraggle Rock. Former Disney Imagineer.
Liten Kanin: Tory Lin is a painter, sculptor, jewelry designer, and maker of tiny animal goods.
Vivien Mildenberger: ArtCenter graduate. Now based in Nashville, Vivien is an illustrator, ceramicist, and general maker of magic.
Valerie Pobjoy: ArtCenter graduate. LA-based Valerie draws, paints, and sculpts wildlife and people.
Lena Sayadian: Southern California native, currently a local in Los Angeles working as an illustrative artist.
Joey Stupor: 23-year-old artist from Newport Beach, incorporates crystals, nature, and creatures in his work.
Yetis & Friends: Pasadena-based, husband and wife are a hand-crafted monster team.