Completed Series IV Rotating Public Art Program

The Cultural Affairs Division is excited to share the completed Rotating Public Art Program: Series IV guidebook! We hope this document inspires you to immerse yourself in the arts and explore all eight artworks in the Series IV public art exhibition. Situated in unusual and often overlooked corners of the City, the Series IV artworks activate and transform small public spaces into exciting moments of discovery. By exhibiting both existing and commissioned artworks for a temporary period, the Rotating Program... continue reading »"Completed Series IV Rotating Public Art Program"

Newly Installed Site-Responsive Public Artworks

The Cultural Affairs Division is excited to announce the installation of two new public artworks in Council Districts 2 and 7, as part of the fourth iteration of the City’s Rotating Public Art Program. These site-responsive artworks will be on display for a 36-month exhibition period and are intended to enliven Pasadena with a dynamic visual experience for residents and visitors, while activating overlooked corners of the City. Located in District 2 at the split of E. Foothill Blvd and... continue reading »"Newly Installed Site-Responsive Public Artworks"

Rotating Public Art Program: Series IV Brochure

The City is excited to release the Series IV Exhibition Brochure for the Rotating Public Art Program. We hope this guidebook inspires you to immerse yourself in the arts and explore all eight artworks in the Series IV public art exhibition. Situated in unusual and often overlooked corners of the City, the Series IV artworks activate and transform small public spaces into exciting moments of discovery. By exhibiting both existing and commissioned artworks for a temporary period, the Rotating Program... continue reading »"Rotating Public Art Program: Series IV Brochure"

Robinson Park Recreation Center Public Art Project Updates

The public is invited to learn more about the Robinson Park Recreation Center Public Art Project by reviewing the attached Staff Report and Community Meeting Presentation. The public art project for the Robinson Park Recreation Center was developed through guidance from the Robinson Park Stakeholder Group and community members and is intended to prioritize community input and collaboration during the first phase of the artwork development process. This project serves as an exciting opportunity for the Northwest community to contribute... continue reading »"Robinson Park Recreation Center Public Art Project Updates"

Public Art Dedication Event to be held on September 21st in recognition of the Rotating Public Art Program

The public is invited to join the City’s Cultural Affairs Division for a Public Art Dedication Event at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 21 at the Pasadena Convention Center, in recognition of six newly installed public artworks sited throughout the City as part of the fourth iteration of the Rotating Public Art Program. This event will be held at the main entrance to the Convention Center, 300 E Green Street, the site of Cynthia Minet’s sculpture Unsustainable Creatures: Elephant. Attendees... continue reading »"Public Art Dedication Event to be held on September 21st in recognition of the Rotating Public Art Program"

City of Pasadena Hosts Public Art Community Meeting at the Robinson Park Recreation Center

The City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division invites the public to a Community Meeting on Thursday, August 31, 6-8 p.m. at the Robinson Park Recreation Center, 1081 N Fair Oaks Ave, to learn more about the Robinson Park Recreation Center Capital Improvement Public Art Project. This event is a great opportunity for residents to meet the selected artists and find out how they can participate in the public art development process. Artists Deborah Aschheim and Carla Jay Harris will introduce... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Hosts Public Art Community Meeting at the Robinson Park Recreation Center"

Rotating Program Spring Update

The Cultural Affairs Division recently de-installed the current series of artworks as part of the Rotating Public Art Program. At the April 6, 2023 meeting, the Arts & Culture Commission approved the selected artworks for Series 4 of the Rotating Public Art Program. These eight artworks will be installed at City-owned sites, in each Council District, beginning in June and will be on view for a 36-month period. Keep an eye out for new public art coming soon! Rotating Public... continue reading »"Rotating Program Spring Update"

Annual Grants Program 2022-2023 Awards

At the July 14, 2022 Arts and Culture Commission meeting, the Commission voted to approve Cultural Affairs staff recommendations for partial funding of proposals in the 2022-2023 grant cycle. Grants of up to $9,500 were awarded to 26 individual artists and arts and culture organizations based on evaluation panel scores and available funding for the fiscal year.  Access summaries of the grants here: 2022-2023 Annual Grants Program Awards