Experience the Excitement of Pasadena’s Free Fall ArtNight

Fall 2019 ArtNight graphicPASADENA, Calif.—Enjoy an evening in beautiful Pasadena exploring 20 prestigious arts and cultural institutions showcasing diverse works of art, music and dance by the best the city’s creative community has to offer Friday, October 11, 6–10 p.m. This free event will delight those of all ages and interests. Experience memorable visual and performing arts and participate in hands-on, interactive activities—all for FREE!

The theme at City Hall for this fall’s ArtNight is Rocky Horror Picture Show. Attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite character and sing alongside Theatre Americana performers on the steps of City Hall. Those stopping by City Hall will also enjoy face painting, live music, and a photo booth.

Other ArtNight offerings include an 80s dance party complete with Keith Haring-inspired interactive artwork at Day One celebrating the 30th anniversary of Coming Out Day; Broadway music, music trivia, and Drag Queen Story Time and Bingo at Pasadena Public Library; open mic and an opportunity for kids to design their own book at Red Hen Press; hands-on, family-friendly drawing and painting activities at artWORKS Teen Center; and Rogue Artists Ensemble shadow puppet stories based on the Edward Gorey tales The Gashlycrumb Tinies and The Beastly Baby, both accompanied by live music, at One Colorado.

Visit www.artnightpasadena.org for a complete list of the art and cultural offerings at ArtNight, one of the most exciting events in Southern California!

Participating arts and cultural institutions include:

A Room to Create

Armory Center for the Arts

ArtCenter College of Design

artWORKS Teen Center

Boston Court Pasadena

Pasadena City Hall

The Gamble House

Jackie Robinson Community Center

Kidspace Children’s Museum

Light Bringer Project

Norton Simon Museum

One Colorado

Parson’s Nose Theater

Pasadena Central Library

Pasadena Conservatory of Music

Pasadena Museum of History

Red Hen Press

Side Street Projects


USC Pacific Asia Museum

The City of Pasadena is providing free shuttle transportation to and from participating venues, with City Hall serving as the primary transit hub. Access shuttles are available at City Hall and all other participating venues. Food trucks, including the Pie ’n Burger, will be parked at several venues, offering tasty food items and beverages for purchase.

Be sure to post photos and videos of your experience on social media using hashtag #ArtNightPasadena and tag the City of Pasadena (@PasadenaGov on Twitter, and @CityofPasadena on Instagram and Facebook). We’ll share as many posts as we can!

ArtNight is produced by the Cultural Affairs Division of the Pasadena Planning & Community Development Department, in collaboration with participating arts and cultural institutions. For accessibility assistance or to request information in braille or large-print format, call (626) 744-7062.

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the City Service Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.