For further proof of Altadena’s wonderfulness, head to the library’s first annual Art on Millionaire’s Row, a free, all-day festival celebrating visual art. It includes a juried art show featuring works by 18 local artists, 30 booths showcasing works for sale, and booths from Altadena’s best food purveyors, including Park Bench Deli, Amy’s Patio Cafe, Bill’s Chicken, the Coffee Gallery and Bulgarini Gelato.
Children are a particular focus of the festival. In the morning they can read to Pearl, the library’s majestic, book-loving standard poodle; and in the afternoon they can have fun with face painting and balloon sculptures. Most engaging for kids will be the all-day community project, led by artist David Lovejoy, to turn the library’s approach bridge into an art piece that pays homage to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Since the day is hosted by Friends of the Library, of course there will be a literary component — volunteers will be selling art books and children’s books.
Why “Millionaire’s Row”? Isn’t that what Orange Grove way down in Pasadena used to be called? Yes, but the library’s neighborhood was once Altadena’s Millionaire’s Row, as evidenced by the continuing presence of several imposing estates.
Art on Millionaire’s Row
Saturday, June 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Altadena Library, 600 E. Mariposa, Altadena