ArtNight Again

Oct 7, 2009
Two Kneeling Figures, by Wayne Thiebaud, courtesy of the Pasadena Museum of California Art

Two Kneeling Figures, by Wayne Thiebaud, one of the pieces on display at the Pasadena Museum of California Art

Now that ArtNight has had a few seasons here in Pasadena — it arrives once each spring and once each fall — it’s become one of the most popular happenings of the year. Everyone gets into the game: all the museums and arts organizations, a bunch of restaurants, the local bike-riders’ group called CICLE, and the city itself. And the attendees are a wonderfully diverse bunch: families, college students, packs of refreshingly art-savvy high-school students, seniors, pearl-wearing Junior Leaguers, pierced-lip artists, you name it.

In case you’ve not yet joined in the fun, here’s the deal: Admission is free to all the participating arts organizations, and a free shuttle connects the venues. Parking is also free, and the One Colorado restaurants (Il Fornaio, Akbar, Sushi Roku, Johnny Rockets, Russell’s and Gordon Biersch) are offering a free dessert to any diner who orders an entree before 6:30 p.m. CICLE is organizing a free group ride from venue to venue, and the city has helpfully mapped out several self-guided walking tours for the evening.

The pickings are particularly rich this year. There’s an amazing triple-header show at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (Wayne Thiebaud, Frances Gearhart, Ray Turner), an equally wonderful 20th-anniversary show at the Armory, a fun, multimedia exhibit about baseball at the Pasadena Library, yet another Wayne Thiebaud show at the Norton Simon and a vividly colorful exhibit about California-style multiethnic graffiti at the Pacific Asia Museum. And that’s just the beginning.

Pasadena ArtNight
Friday, October 9, 6 – 10 p.m.

3 Responses for “ArtNight Again”

  1. Ann Erdman says:

    Thanks so much for your support!

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