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2016 Art on Palm

2016 Art on Palm
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One of the art events we love to attend is the biannual Art on Palm held down the hill in a secluded nook called Wildwood Park. It’s small, intimate, and full of arts and crafts from painters, tile makers, and ceramicists to jewelers, weavers, and clothing designers. It’s hard to choose what humorous tile we […]

Leah Knecht

Leah Knecht

Is it the directness we were attracted to? Yes, that’s part of it. Leah Knecht’s artwork, large and hung on the walls of her bungalow—one Open Studios tour many years ago—lured us to take a closer look, each and every one with an openness and expressiveness we couldn’t resist. Landmarks of our cities such as the Rialto […]

It’s Time to Go Jackalope

It’s Time to Go Jackalope

Jackalope Arts has taken a hold in Pasadena and committed to the long haul. At the beginning of 2015, Sara Vausbinder, Laura Fischer, and Melissa Shipley decided to leave their jobs and create art-centered events. Now, most folks would start slowly, build each event slowly year by year—don’t bite off too much too quickly—but no. Right out […]

Tiny Holiday Treasures

Tiny Holiday Treasures

It’s time once again for one of our favorite yearly exhibits, Cactus Gallery’s “Tiny Treasures,” which runs through December 23rd. It’s a great place to purchase small, individual, unique gifts for those on your list who like drawing outside the lines. From a simple and simply lovely polar bear wood cut ornament and rhinos and […]

Open Studio Days This December

Open Studio Days This December

We’re looking forward to attending our second Open Studios event because during the event this past June—and despite the fact that we committed to both Saturday and Sunday—we were not able to get to all the locations we’d highlighted with sharpie. Most of Saturday was occupied with roaming the grounds of Zorthian Ranch, which we […]

It’s Fall & Art on Palm

It’s Fall & Art on Palm

It’s time once again to step into the secluded woods. Not scary woods, but Wildwood Park, a small, intimate canyon nestled in the Foothills of Altadena—for Art on Palm, Fall 2015. Mary Jane Elgin with seven classmates began Art on Palm back in 2004, which has now blossomed to include 40 artists and a day’s […]

The Altadena Best Fest

The Altadena Best Fest

Begin the day with pancakes under the deodars and let Altadena Best Fest begin. Art, crafts, music, and food. Best Fest features artisan ceramics, hand-crafted purses, handmade jewelry, hand-blown glass, mosaic tiles, textiles, and paintings. For listening pleasure, on site will be Firebird Sweet, Cruise Control, the Licata Brothers, Bohemian Soul Riders, and the Altadena […]

Hsi Lai Music & Art Fest

Hsi Lai Music & Art Fest

“Practicing compassion through music and art” is the aim of the Music & Art Festival at the Hsi Lai Temple. The event offers arts and crafts, live music, and booths selling vegetarian food. Local artists will exhibit their works, plus vendors will be selling Buddhist books, jewelry, and crystals. Hands-on craft activities and games will […]

Art on Palm 2015

Art on Palm 2015

“My, how you’ve grown!” This is an exclamation that’s been heard by the majority of us dozens of times—as we’ve visited grandma or family friends over the years, first about our own growth, then in regard to our own youngsters. But today, we address this remark to Art on Palm. Art on Palm began with […]

A Chat with Jackalope Art Fair Co-founder Sara Vausbinder

A Chat with Jackalope Art Fair Co-founder Sara Vausbinder

Once upon a time, three young women—Sara Vausbinder, Laura Fischer, and Melissa Shipley—worked together for an international arts organization. Their job? Creating art-centered events in major cities around the country. Now they’ve banded together, returned home to their native backyards (Pasadena, Phoenix, and Denver respectively), and founded the Jackalope Art and Craft Fair. The Pasadena […]

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