ArtNight Pasadena

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ArtNight Partners Spring 2022

1435 N. Raymond Ave.

Alkebu-lan Cultural Center makes its ArtNight debut featuring the works of Charles Bibbs and his protege Maurice Howard, musical selections from Munyungo Jackson, crafts for kids, storytelling, and
Food Truck: coming soon
City-funded MiniGrants: Clazzical Notes, Angie Sims storytelling

145 N. Raymond Ave.

See how we are in time and space: Nancy Buchanan, Marcia Hafif, Barbara T. Smith, make some art, and groove to DJ Wyldeflower (KCRW, dublab). Image: Barbara T. Smith, Kiss a Spot Forbidden, 1975, performance documentation. Courtesy of the artist and The Box.
City-funded MiniGrant: DJ Wyldeflower

Virtual Programming

Online at - A special screening of Border-Ball: A 40-day Pilgrimage Along the U.S.-Mexico Border, in coincidence with the exhibition by Joel Tauber on view at Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery. Additional information available regarding current exhibitions at Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery and HMCT South Campus Gallery.

2914 E. Walnut St.

ArtWORKS will have live performances and offer outdoor, hands-on workshops and printmaking demonstrations with complimentary prints. GroWORKS will have garden activities with potted succulents for the community.
City-funded MiniGrant: Eric Zimmerman Quartet, PUSD jazz bands, vocalist Madeline Rahn

100 N. Garfield Ave.

Spring into ArtNight at the City Hall Hub!  Experience Spring Wing Ding - or Hop til You Drop—musical theater from Theatre Americana, grab a snack before catching a free shuttle (note: limited shuttle service) or walking, driving to your next ArtNight destination.
Food Trucks: Rodney’s Ribs, Dina’s Dumplings, Big Nash Ice Cream
City-funded MiniGrant: Theatre Americana, Mosik spoken word

920 E. Mountain St.

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The Lineage Performing Arts Center features performances of live dance with the Lineage Dance Company and special guest musicians. Tickets required:
City-funded MiniGrants: Brian Biery photography, Jana Souza (Nakoa) music.

Virtual Programming

Built on a tradition of community and collaboration, MUSE/IQUE, led by Artistic Director Rachael Worby, creates accessible live music experiences that feature an eclectic mix of artists and artistic disciplines in spaces where art typically does not happen. As a member-supported, non-profit performing arts organization, MUSE/IQUE’s mission is to build empathy and expand imaginations through transformative live events and strong partnerships with fellow nonprofit organizations in Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles area.

95 N Marengo Ave. Suite 110

Parson's Nose Radio Theater Live! Ongoing Readers' Theater, bringing back the oldies! Flash Gordon! The Shadow! The Lone Ranger! Join us.

1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Boone Gallery, Center for the Arts

The PCC Gallery will be showing Access Point: PCC Photography Portfolio Exhibition and a group show from the exhibitions class called A Room of Unrelated Things. The PCC Jazz ensemble will play outside the gallery from 6-7pm and student Day Ngo Huynh will present a multimedia performance at 8pm.

470 West Walnut St.

Delve into the enhanced version of Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena 1890 -1930, a fascinating saga of unparalleled growth that transformed Pasadena from an agricultural community into a renowned winter resort and bustling young city.

39 S. El Molino Ave.

Pasadena Playhouse presents Improv for Actors, a class facilitated by teaching artists Lisa Fredrickson and Jen Reiter, co-artistic directors from Impro Theatre (Jane Austen Unscripted, Sondheim Unscripted). Join us at Pasadena Playhouse to learn how to play theater games, create improvised stories, and build characters from scratch. All ages and experience levels are welcome—no acting or improv experience needed. Get ready to play and laugh!

300 E. Colorado Blvd.(Paseo Colorado)

The Pasadena Unified School District and Side Street Projects present the No Boundaries 17, featuring 240 artworks by PUSD students with themes of folk art, nature, pop art, and more. Live student performances in the courtyard throughout the evening.
City-funded MiniGrant: Blair Jazz Band, student performances

1540 Lincoln Ave.

Add your stories and art to Red Hen’s legacy! This year, we’ll have individual literary and art activities for kids and adults alike: contribute to our community art wall by creating drawings, filling in coloring pages, writing your own 1-page story, or creating black-out poems of your own! Author readings will be screened on-site and, as always, we’re happy to give tours of our publish world!

787 E Washington Blvd., Suite 101

Remainders is thrilled to be a new ArtNight Partner! Visit the Creative Space for all-ages crafts and a gallery show, browse the Arts and Crafts thrift store for inspiration. Make masks, create a motion drawing, listen to music, color the night away.
Food Truck: Pie 'N Burger.
City-funded MiniGrant: Austin Cox

2430 E Colorado Blvd.

After nearly two years of virtual drumming, the thunderous sound of Makoto Taiko returns to Shumei Hall with performances every hour of precisely articulated rhythms.
City-funded MiniGrant: Makoto Taiko

4 Westmoreland Pl.

The Gamble House and the California Art Club are joining forces to present a Paint-Out at the iconic American Craftsman home.  Attendees may watch or draw along with CAC artists as they create new artwork of live models posing in period costumes.

46 N Los Robles Ave.

Pakistan Arts Council invites you to a celebration of Pakistan's arts & culture and 30 Years of Pakistan Arts Council. The evening features live music, hands-on art activities and more.
City-funded MiniGrant: S.A.X. Project

ArtNight is an ongoing partnership among many cultural institutions and the Cultural Affairs Division of the City of Pasadena. Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors. The next ArtNight is being planned for October 14, 6pm-10p

KPAS coverage of ArtNight Pasadena on April 29, 2022

The Partner organizations vary from event to event, Please check back in September for the final lineup




ArtNight is an ongoing partnership among many cultural institutions and the Cultural Affairs Division of the City of Pasadena. The event is sponsored by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission with support from the following: Pasadena Department of Transportation Transit Division; Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority; and Pasadena Center Operating Company

PASADENA TRANSIT Pasadena Transit 10 runs along Colorado Boulevard and Green Street until 8 p.m. Information at

METRO GOLD LINE Attend ArtNight by taking the Metro Gold Line to Pasadena.

ArtNight Partners Fall 2021

• Virtual

Due to the high risk of rain, A Room to Create will pivot to a virtual experience on October 8th. Please visit the website for a streaming, virtual presentation of local dance and performing artists. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you in person at the next ArtNight.

145 N. Raymond Ave.
• Virtual
• In Person Indoors (requires reservation, vaccination proof OR negative test in last 72 hours)
• In Person Outdoor Viewing

Enjoy our exhibition Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe (by-appointment), an installation by Sehba Sarwar in Memorial Park, Zoom art classes, and streaming art experiences. Make reservations for indoor exhibition:  beginning 10-1-2021 at 12PM (noon). City-funded Minigrants: artist Sehba Sarwar, musician Robert Hilton

950 S. Raymond Ave.
• In Person Outdoor Viewing

Video intro to our C4PTCH4 TH1S program—viewable at 950 S. Raymond. In the south parking lot, Billboard Project outdoor billboards display typographic work by ArtCenter students.

2914 E. Walnut St.
• In Person Outdoor Viewing
• In Person Indoors (vaccination proof OR negative test in last 72 hours)

Join in an evening of indoor and outdoor performances, distanced hands-on artmaking.  Discover the magic of the GroWorks Garden.  Please bring your mask and have some fun.

70 N Mentor Ave.
• In Person Indoors (vaccination proof OR negative test in last 72 hrs)

Boston Court invited the community to paint their reflections on 2020 and their hopes for the future. On display is the Six Feet Ap[ART] Project that showcases the individual paintings as a series of beautiful patchwork murals. FOOD TRUCK: FatBoys

• Virtual

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Learn techniques for creating landscape paintings “en plein air” (in the open air) and enhancing the imagery with dramatic atmospheric effects with a demonstration by CAC President Michael Obermeyer.

Pasadena Hybrid ArtNight Fall 2021

100 N. Garfield Ave.
• In Person Outdoor Viewing

Stop by City Hall for information, enjoy a snack, and catch musical excerpts of I’m Okay, You’re Okay at the OK Corral by Theatre Americana and music by The SUBS, a local acoustic trio playing favorite songs from the 1950s to now. Youth Ambassadors will be manning the snack bar; swing by to support their program. FOOD TRUCK: Pie ‘N Burger. City-funded MiniGrants: The SUBS and Theatre Americana

920 E. Mountain St.
• In Person (requires reservation, vaccination proof OR negative test in last 72 hours)

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Lineage will showcase original contemporary choreography and live music in the brand new Lineage Performing Arts Center, recently completed in Northwest Pasadena. Reserve a spot to see a performance. City-funded MiniGrants: Dyad, violin and bassoon duo

• Virtual

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A proud ArtNight Pasadena partner, MUSE/IQUE presents a look at its 10th Anniversary Season, celebrating the music of our great City of Angels. Videos showcase public premieres of recently recorded live events led by Artistic Director Rachael Worby featuring MUSE/IQUE artists, plus highlights from the In A Minute! (…Or Two) and Offstage programs.

Built on a tradition of community and collaboration, MUSE/IQUE creates accessible live music experiences that feature an eclectic mix of artists and artistic disciplines in spaces where art typically does not happen. As a member-supported, non-profit performing arts organization, MUSE/IQUE’s mission is to build empathy and expand imaginations through transformative live events and strong partnerships with fellow nonprofit organizations in Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles area.

• Virtual

Parson's Nose Radio Theater presents the wildly popular 19th Century comic melodrama The Perilous Streets of Pasadena! by Irish playwright Dion Boucicault, adapted by Lance Davis.

• Virtual

Viva La Fiesta Virtual celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with book talks, watch crafting demos, reserve Take and Make kits at Libraries to continue the celebration.

1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Front Lawn
• In Person Outdoor viewing

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The galleries at PCC will be showing two works by Natalie Bookchin. "the act of changing something’s position” is an outdoor site-specific video billboard on the front lawn of PCC that collages videos from black-led uprisings shared on the internet. The slow-moving, looped projection depicts movement in one place as an act of staying put, “standing ground”, and occupying space, even when confronted with dispersal and disappearance.

The Boone Family Gallery Art Gallery will exhibit an installation of Bookchin’s 40 minute film Long Story Short, a video that uses experimental editing to stitch together dozens of interviews of people living in poverty and homelessness into a collective first person account of race, poverty, protest, and identity.  The majority of the interviews were conducted in Pasadena’s Union Station Homeless Services.

• Virtual

The Pasadena Conservatory of Music presents live streamed and pre-recorded classical, jazz, and multicultural performances by PCM students, faculty members, and special guests!

• Virtual

From Senet to Monopoly to Terraforming Mars: 4,600 Years of Board Games. The evolution of board games has transformed them into a popular pastime all over the world. Join Nick Smith, for another fascinating adventure as we discover the history and popularity of ancient games, familiar classics, and today’s popular versions of this age-old pursuit. Pre-recorded presentation will be available all evening.

145 Raymond Ave.
• Virtual
• In Person, Outdoor MiniGrant at Armory Center for the Arts

Más Puentes / Menos Muros features writings, art, videos, and banners that share stories by Blair High School’s International Academy immigrant and refugee students. City-funded MiniGrant: Blair Vikings Jazz Band will perform live in front of the Armory Center for the Arts.

• Virtual

Take a virtual look at unique sculptures from artists Sabine Meyer zu Reckendorf and Petra Eiko, chat live with Red Hen staff about book publishing, and win FREE books!

• Virtual

Tune in for Shumei’s virtual programming with Calligraphy Demonstration by Kihachiro Nishiura, Organ Concert for Children with Christoph Bull, and Ikebana Demonstration with Jane Imai.

4 Westmoreland Pl.
• In Person Outdoor Viewing (masks required)

Music for Your Inbox celebrates the Gamble House with an exterior video projection of a string quartet performance featuring music by Johanna Beyer, Charles Ives, and Pamela Z. City-funded MiniGrant: Music for Your Inbox 

46 N Los Robles Ave.
• In-Person (requires reservation, vaccination proof OR negative test in last 72 hours)

Join us for an outdoor art-making workshop inspired by the national flowers of Asia and the Pacific, facilitated by artist Diane Williams at the Pacific Asia Museum! Participants will learn the basics of embroidery to create a unique national flower. RSVP required. Timed tickets available on the museum website. City-funded MiniGrant: art workshop with Diane Williams


For information on ArtNight, please call the ArtNight Pasadena Hotline at 626 744-7887 or visit

For information on accessibility and/or to request written materials in alternative formats, please call the City of Pasadena at 626 744-7062.
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Partners: Pasadena Now, KPCC  

Supporters: Pasadena Journal

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