It’s a city-wide celebration of the arts that takes place one night each spring and fall. Eleven museums, galleries, and performing arts organizations in Pasadena remain open to the public for free, and the city provides free shuttle transportation among the venues.
ArtNight Pasadena will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. It’s a popular event for the surrounding communities as well; last year, 14,000 people attended. Visitors can drive to a venue or take the Metro Gold Line, and hop on one of the Pasadena ARTS buses that will take them to different venues. There are four routes. A map is online at ArtNight Pasadena.
Bicyclists can also enjoy the night by participating in the C.I.C.L.E.’s ArtNight ride. Details are on the C.I.C.L.E. website.
There’s no need to worry about coming directly from work, because L.A.’s food trucks will be out in force, and sales help to fund future events. As part of the GiveBack Program Partners, 10 percent of ArtNight Pasadena sales from food vendors will be donated to future ArtNight events.
Participating organizations and offerings
- Alliance Francaise de Pasadena: Christophe Deluy art exhibit
- Armory Center for the Arts: Connie Samaras: Tales of Tomorrow (photos); Coolhaus and Tito’s Tacos food trucks
- Art Center College of Design: Williamson Gallery and Student Gallery
- artWORKS Teen Center: student art, design and media; family art workshops
- Lineage Performing Arts Center: Lineage Dance with Chris Pierce
- Norton Simon Museum: “monument” on the survival of Mrs. Rippin: An Artwork by Dan Flavin and permanent displays
- Pacific Asia Museum: four exhibits, The Garden in Asia; The Art of Continuity: Revering Our Elders; Marking Transitions: Ceremonial Art in Indonesia; and Kimono in the 20th Century; Komodo, Mandoline Grill, and Paradise Cookies food trucks
- Pasadena Museum of California Art: three exhibits, California Scene Paintings form 1930-1960; Christopher Miles painting-sculpture hybrids; and a John O’Brien installation inspired by the Arroyo Seco Parkway; Border Grill and India Jones food trucks
- Pasadena Museum of History: I Do! I Do! Pasadena Ties the Knot; Pie ‘n Burger food truck
Pasadena Museum of California Art and Pacific Asia Museum are back-to-back, so the five food trucks will provide a sort of food court.
Visitors should plan on spending about an hour at each location, so it will be possible to visit three to five venues during the evening.
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