This Friday, Have a Date With Art

Mar 8, 2012

We know a date’s typically with the significant other, but this Friday will have to be the exception; it’s gotta be a three-some (or four- or five-some).

Because it’s ArtNight once again in Pasadena, and the venues and events—for falling head-over-heels or feeling ga-ga—is almost endless. And, you’re on the clock; events start promptly at 6 p.m., and the carriage turns back into a pumpkin at ten.

Fifteen venues offer sculpture, painting, science, dance, music, and a host of surprises. Here’s a sampling of the evening:

  • At the Pasadena Museum of History, 225 representational artists have created pieces to reflect Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley in Artistic Eden III.
  • The War Room at the Armory by Richard Jackson is an ode to the Iraq war and good ol’ W by way of ducks (we’re not explaining it any further than that).
  • “Melodies born in the fertile Mississippi Delta…and infused with lyrics that bleed California-grown soul,” are brought to you by Buddy Zapata.
  • Buses, campers, and tents are transformed into temporary art galleries, at NewTown Arts and Side Street Projects.
  • The “satiric and seditious” at PCC (not telling again!)

And, it’s all free, folks. City Hall will be the hub, with live music to entertain you while you wait to catch shuttles to and from venues. Additionally, Coolhaus, No Tomatoes, and Nom Nom will be just a few of the food trucks keeping your energy up between exhibits and performances.

This overall level of quality and quantity never came so cheap—and who doesn’t love a cheap date, especially one that’s also a night to remember…

ArtNight Pasadena 2012
Friday, March 9th, 6-10 p.m.
Everywhere, Pasadena
For a list of events, available transportation, and more details, visit



Flintridge Books

Lyd and Mo Photography

Louis Jane Studios

Homage Pasadena