Chalk Festival; Police Dept. Car Show June 20-21, 2015

THE 23rd ANNUAL PASADENA CHALK FESTIVAL RETURNS TO PASEO COLORADO THIS FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND, JUNE 20-21 / VINTAGE CARS AND HOT RODS GALORE ON THE STREETS OF PASADENA FOR POLICE  DEPARTMENT'S 14TH ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR SHOW JUNE 21 

The World's Largest Street Painting Festival Features Breath-taking Murals Created by Hundreds of Chalk Artists  

Chalk Festival 2015PASADENA—The Pasadena Chalk Festival brings together more than 600 dedicated and talented artists from Southern California and around the world with about 25,000 pieces of colorful chalk to showcase this unique centuries-old art form.

For festival information call (626) 795-8891 or visit  www.pasadenachalkfestival.com.

In 2010, the event took its place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest public art event of its kind. Now celebrating its 23rd successful year, spectators will witness hundreds of artists spending the weekend creating spectacular murals in every style ranging from classical to contemporary, whimsical to fantastic, inspirational to socially relevant. Artist families are known to participate.

The festival offers visitors an opportunity to watch amazing chalk murals come to life right before their very eyes! Participating artists come from all backgrounds and create artwork in every style, including many murals that will come to life in 3-D!

It all happens this Father’s Day Weekend, Saturday, June 20, and Sunday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the beautiful Paseo Colorado retail entertainment center.  The unique art event, encompassing pavement the size of three football fields, will also stretch across to the public concourse at the Civic Auditorium on Green Street.

Paseo Colorado is at 280 East Colorado Boulevard, between Marengo and Los Robles Avenues, in the heart of Pasadena's historic downtown Civic Center.  Plenty of convenient parking is available.

It’s always free-of-charge to the public! Although you will need to pay for parking.

In addition to the one-of-a-kind opportunity to watch artists at work, visitors can enjoy live music on our Main Stage and children can make art and have their faces painted in ChalkLand.

The Pasadena Police Department’s annual Classic Car Show happens on Sunday, June 21.  See info below.

Always a highlight of the Pasadena Chalk Festival is Animation Alley, an area spotlighting some of the top and upcoming animators and graphic designers from Southern California.

On Paseo's Upper Theatre Court, Chalk of Fame, sponsored by ArcLight Cinema, is a staging ground for murals depicting well known movies, movie stars, epic scenes and classic movie posters.

At the Silent Auction Art Gallery audience members can bid on affordable, small painted canvases created by the participating artists of the Festival.  A variety of Festival merchandise will also be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting Light Bringer Project, a Pasadena-based arts organization.

Chalk Festival pictureOn Fathers’ Day weekend it’s not unusual to see two or three generations working together on their chalk mural. At the festival's conclusion, participating artists will select the outstanding murals from among their peers.  Awards include 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Best of Show, Best Technique, Best Use of Color, Most Inspirational, Best Rendering of a Masterpiece, and more. Festival visitors will also have the opportunity to vote for the "Paseo Colorado People's Choice" award. Ballots will be available on Sunday at the information booth.

Awards will be announced Sunday at 7:30 p.m.  The Pasadena Chalk Festival benefits the community arts programs of Light Bringer Project, a nonprofit arts organization founded in 1990.  In alignment with its mission to build communities through the power of the arts and education, the organization places an emphasis on youth development, providing innovative arts programs that unite schools, industry and community resources throughout Los Angeles County. For more information on Light Bringer Project programs and partnerships, visit www.lightbringerproject.com.

MEDIA CHECK-IN: Media may check in at the Information Booth on the street level, center of Garfield Promenade. Your parking will be validated.  Media trucks and vans may also park on Colorado Blvd. adjacent to the Festival both days, and on Green Street on Saturday.

Light Bringer Project MEDIA CONTACT Patricia Hurley, Managing Director, Light Bringer Project p. 626.590.1134 (cell) e. hurleypanne@yahoo.com and Sara Neuman, Regional Marketing Director Paseo Colorado p. 626.795.8891 e. sneuman@ddr.com


Vintage Cars and Hot Rods on the Streets of Pasadena - Police Department’s 14th Annual Classic Car Show

Pasadena Police Department 2015 Car Show FlierOn Sunday June 21, 2015, the Pasadena Police Department will host the Pasadena Police Department’s 14th Annual Classic Car Show sponsored by the Paseo Colorado.

The event kicks off at 10 a.m. on Green Street at the Paseo Colorado, between Marengo Avenue and Euclid Avenue.

Vintage cars and hot rods, ranging from 1900-1974, will be on display. There will be live music, raffle prizes, food booths and an auction for an exciting police helicopter ride for two people.

Awards will be given in several categories for the best cars on display.  There is no cost for the public to stroll the Paseo Pasadena while seeing beautiful classic cars and viewing spectacular hand-drawn artwork at the Chalk Art Festival.

Anyone wishing to enter a car may do so up to the morning of the event until 9:30 a.m.  

Entry fee is $25.00 per vehicle.  All proceeds will benefit the Police Activities League, Police Explorer Post #19 and Peace Over Violence, a resource for families dealing with domestic violence.

 

For more information contact Officer Darin Craddolph at (626) 744-7656 or dcraddolph@cityofpasadena.net

 

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