Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pasadena ARTWalk Oct. 10

The 4th annual Pasadena ARTWalk taking place on Saturday, October 10 from 11 am to 5 pm at 46 N. El Molino, Pasadena, will feature an art show and sale, a gallery walk, performances from jazz, trip-hop, and world music groups, interactive children’s activities, free museum admission and more. The event is free and all-ages.

The Pasadena ARTWalk is a juried fine art festival that offers attendees the opportunity to view one-of-a-kind art pieces and meet some of their favorite artists. This year more than 35 participating artists will showcase their work at the Pasadena ARTWalk. From painting to photography, woodworking and new media, the event will have something for all art lovers to enjoy.

“The Pasadena ARTWalk supports and highlights the art and culture in the Pasadena community,” says Playhouse District Association President, Paul Jacoy. “The event celebrates diversity in visual and performance art.”

The highlight of the event will be the presentation of the Pasadena Contest Winners. The theme for this years contest was Pasadena Icons. Three winners were selected: Jose Luis De Juan (first place), Leslie Saeta (second place), and Seda Baghdasarian (third place). Their work will be on display at the Pasadena ARTWalk.

This year the festival will be offering a variety of new components for ARTwalk guests to enjoy, including the following:

Gallery Walk
The Gallery Walk offers art enthusiasts an eclectic mix of galleries and art installations in non-traditional spaces . Walk from gallery to gallery to view the latest exhibitions.

Hands-on Activity Village
Located at the Vroman’s Courtyard, children and families can enjoy a variety of fun and creative activities in the Vroman’s hands-on activity village. The village offers interactive stations including drawing with pastels, spin art, printmaking, and more!

Join in on the discussion! A six artist series of stimulating talks on various art subjects including conservation, print making, art theft and true crimes, among other topics.

Get into the Halloween sprit and attend a Wicked Lit reading at the Pasadena Playhouse. The Wicked Lit. series includes Halloween spooky classic tales such as A Ghost Story and Pigeons from Hell among others.

The main stage features an eclectic musical roster including the United States debut of Mexican trip-hop favorite Faro, the San Gabriel Valley jazz favorite Elliott Caine, Susannah Crawley, and Alan Lightner. At the Vroman’s stage, the California College of Music Traveling Ensemble, featuring special guest Jules Alveria will be performing.

Free Museum Admission
The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) and Pacific Asia Museum will offer free admission to all ARTWalk attendees.

About the Pasadena ARTWalk
The Pasadena ARTWalk is San Gabriel Valley’s largest urban art fair. The Pasadena ARTWalk features over 40 participating visual artists in a festival atmosphere, a gallery walk, free museum admission, hands-on activities, Halloween spirited readings of classic literature, entertainment, a self guided walking tour and a lot more.

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