Virtual ArtNight Pasadena - October 23, 2020

Enjoy ArtNight from your living room this fall!

About ArtNight

In keeping with social distancing requirements, VIRTUAL ARTNIGHT PASADENA will happen October 23, 2020. ArtNight Pasadena is the City’s signature cultural event, produced by the Cultural Affairs division in partnership with the ArtNight partner organizations. ArtNight Pasadena is a dynamic arts and cultural Open House that happens each March and October on the 2nd Friday. Up to 18 venues will provide free programming, including visual, literary and performing arts virtually.

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ArtNight Partner Organizations

The Pennington Dance Group presents a kinetic evening of recorded dance works, music, and dialogues with local dance and performing artists.

Join us virtually for a live weaving performance by Tanya Aguiñiga, art workshops with Armory teaching artists, Boom online exhibition by Armory teens, and music by Los Jornaleros del Norte. City-funded MiniGrant: music by Los Jornaleros

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Welcome to ArtCenter's Virtual ArtNight offerings!
Check out Up All Night, documentation of the summer's street-facing window videos at ArtCenter DTLA and Mullin Gallery -- art focused on staying awake and active through the nights of Covid-19 isolation.

Take a video walk through SKY, the Williamson Gallery's haiku-like immersive art-and-astronomy exhibition that expands awareness of what's above and below, blurring boundaries along the way.

At HMCT Gallery, glimpse Great Writers/Orators/Artists videos by ArtCenter graduate graphic design students under Professor Ty Drake, also viewable outside through the gallery windows.

Experience Upgrade Available, artist Julia Christensen's meditation at the Mullin Gallery on the cultural and personal impacts of upgrade culture — the need to constantly upgrade our electronics to remain relevant.

Carlos Villegas from artWORKS showcases his own evolving artistry by sharing his projects as an inspiration to youth pursuing art for passion and a career.

Join artist Rebecca Bruno and Art Upfront curator Jamie Costa for a virtual conversation about Bruno’s practice and new, site-specific work in her forthcoming exhibition at Boston Court Pasadena. Accompanying this conversation is the virtual debut of the artist’s new video work When it Happens, featured in the exhibition. City-funded MiniGrant: Rebecca Bruno

View the short film by Cheryl Nathan in which celebrated California Art Club members Andrea Mosley, Bill Stout, and Michael Obermayer discuss their creative processes and their choice to do traditional fine art today.

Art of These Extraordinary Times: A Photo Retrospective of Chalk Murals from Pasadena Chalk’s Virtual Festival. Held during shelter-in-place. Hundreds of artists from SoCal and around the globe. A variety of masterful murals, with memorials to Kobe, Taylor, Floyd and Arbery. Accompanied by original music performed by Lucas aka Heaven. City-funded MiniGrant: music by Lucas Gorham aka Heaven

Lineage proudly presents a selection of dance, music, and virtual tours of the newly completed Lineage Performing Arts Center on Lake Avenue in Northwest Pasadena. City-funded MiniGrant: music by Chris Pierce

MUSE/IQUE presents a virtual look at Latin Jazz and salsa dancing to energize your spirit virtually. We'll bring the world-class artists; you bring your dancing shoes! City-funded MiniGrant: dance with Desi Jevon

Our New Season! The Parson's Nose Radio Theater! "A Taste of Shakespeare", "Wind in the Willows", Mark Twain, and many more. Something for everyone!

The Library’s Virtual ArtNight features Theatre Americana presenting Guardians of the Literary Galaxy, Defenders of the Dewey Decimal System, as well as Library staff presenting stories, music, crafts, Pasadena historical photos and more. City-funded MiniGrant: video performances by Theatre Americana

Join us for a virtual exhibition of organic sculptures Blood and Bones by Jacci Den Hartog, 2020 Artist-in-Residence at Pasadena City College. Companion exhibition Yo Am; I Soy: The Art of Abel Alejandre & Eloy Torrez.

Come see classical, jazz, and multicultural content performed by our talented students and faculty! Also featuring the ever enchanting accordion and violin duo, Café Luar! City-funded MiniGrant: music by Café Luar

PlayhouseLive: check out the Playhouse’s new digital hub of theater experiences, live-captured performances, original series, educational programming and other industry-related content…

Pasadena Unified School District student artists are celebrated through Bridging Boundaries, a projected exhibition of artwork selected by Pasadena Arts & Culture Commissioners from No Boundaries 15.

Take a look at our exhibiting artists Petra Eiko and Sabine Meyer zu Reckendorf, view a book’s life cycle, enter to win FREE BOOKS, and chat live with a Red Hen staff member!

Enjoy Japanese taiko drumming featuring Makoto Taiko, Ikebana flower arranging demonstrations, and An Autumn Tea Ceremony in Shumei Hollywood Garden.

Lineage Dance Company explores the intersection of architecture and movement through a special dance performance recorded in and around the spaces of the Gamble House. City-funded MiniGrant: Lineage Dance

Join us virtually for a family-friendly artmaking activity and storytime! Learn to make Indonesian-inspired paper shadow puppets and hear the book "The Cat from Hunger Mountain" by Ed Young.


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

Thank you for attending VIRTUAL ArtNight Pasadena. Let us hear from you!  Please complete the survey below to be entered in a drawing to win a gift bag of goodies from participating ArtNight venues.

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