The Gold Line Eastside extension turned 7 months old last week. The big story at the time was the brave new culinary world made easily accessible to SGV residents via public transportation. What has been less talked about is the potential bridging of the various artistic communities that make their home along the route—especially important since as a rule artists are poor and don’t own cars. To that end (and to raise some money), Vanessa Acosta of Cultural Arts Tours and Workshops will be leading an expedition along the Gold Line. A local artist will appear at each station to talk about their artwork and its place in the community they’re involved with. Sprinkle in a few gallery stops in Pasadena and East L.A., lunch from the Homegirl Café and a wine stop afterward at Heritage Wines, and you’ve got yourself quite a Saturday adventure.
Details—like where the tour begins—are somewhat scarce, so you’ll want to contact Vanessa directly at the phone number below. Not missing, however, is a list of the participating artists and their respective stations:
John Valadez – Memorial Park Station
Cherie Gaulke – Cypress/Lincoln Station
Michael Amescua – Union Station
Paul Botello – Indiana Station
Jose Lopez – Maravilla Station
Clement Hanami – East L.A. Civic Center
Ulises Diaz – Atlantic Station
Art Along the Gold Line
Saturday, June 26, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Avenue 50 Studio, Inc.
131 N. Ave. 50, Highland Park
$40 Donation; 323.963.0555 for info; tribe.net