Friday, March 13, 2015, 6-10 PM
Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors. Last fall, 22,000 people experienced the excitement of ArtNight. Download the brochure HERE.
1. Armory Center for the Arts
The Making of Personal Theory examines mysticism in works by Sara Kathryn Arledge, Charles Irvin, and Jim Shaw. Also, work by John Knuth and Joel Glassman.

Minigrant Recipient
The Chase Jackson Quintet continues and expands on the tradition of modern acoustic jazz through an emphasis on original music and unique arrangements of familiar songs.

  2. Art Center College of Design
In the Williamson Gallery: With Hidden Noise explores sound -- come listen with ears you may not know you had. Student Gallery: See the future of everything (and more)!
  3. artWORKS Teen Center
artWORKS teens display their talents through live performance, digital stories, and visual arts.  An interactive evening that includes hands-on printmaking and screen printing activities.

Minigrant Recipient
Rapper Jakhar Reece performs along with other artWORKS students.
  4. City of Pasadena - City Hall
Enjoy a snack and listen live music you while wait for a free shuttle to take you to one of the many cultural venues open during ArtNIght.

Minigrant Recipient
The SUBS present an energetic and entertaining acoustic set featuring 3 versatile vocalists with a remarkable harmonic blend covering rock classics.
  5. Jackie Robinson Community Center

American Art and the legacy of Pasadena and world icons Jackie & Mack Robinson.
  6. Kidspace Children’s Museum
Explore the art, history, & culture of puppetry. Create your own puppet, learn the mechanics of marionettes and design one in the Imagination Workshop. Puppetry performances at 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 pm.

Minigrant Recipient
Enjoy childrens' educational music by Patty Shukla.

  7. Light Bringer Project @ Day One
Altered States, an illusionary outdoor journey through the eyes of visual and performing artists. Miniatures, dioramas, Room 13 studios, music, interactive play and refreshments.

Minigrant Recipient
Mac Maker’s Chundra fantasy adventure vessel (two story installation art-car), offers an opportunity to a unique, fun & whimsical art installation.
  8. Lineage Performing Art Center
Stop by for live music and dance in the heart of Old Pasadena at the Lineage Performing Arts Center.

Minigrant Recipient
Lineage Dance and singer/songwriter Chris Pierce join forces, presenting live music and contemporary dance that will open your heart.
  9. MUSE/IQUE @ Plaza of the Civic
With a flatbed truck as our stage, street grooves & symphonic sounds collide for a dance party, MUSE/IQUE style, on the Plaza of the Civic.
  10. Offramp Gallery
Offramp presents a series of collage works on paper by New York artist Robert Kushner. Utilizing book pages & ephemera from different centuries & countries, Kushner explores floral & botanical subject matter.

  11. Pasadena Conservatory of Music
Live music all night at PCM! Come enjoy continuous classical, multicultural, and exciting interactive performances in multiple venues on PCM's newly renovated campus!

Minigrant Recipient
Zhena Folk Chorus presents village folk songs from Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Romania and Ukraine.
  12. Pasadena Museum of California Art
Come see Armin Hansen: The Artful Voyage; JIM MORPHESIS: Wounds of Existence; Lars Jan: HOLOSCENES / Quaternary Suite—then walk through artist Kenny Scharf's whimsical Kosmic Krylon Garage.

  13. Pasadena Museum of History
Play Mystery History and Pasadena Pursuit!These unique exhibitions test your knowledge of the Crown City as you discover fun, fascinating, & surprising local history.

Minigrant Recipient
Who Can Sleep (singer/songwriter Dean Vivirito and guests) performs original songs and improvised soundscapes.
  14. PUSD @ The Shops on Lake Avenue
No Boundaries 10 showcases the talents of Pasadena Unified students. Over 400 artworks are on view representing every school & accompanied by lively musical performances.

Minigrant Recipient
The Staff Lounge jazz ensemble performances alternates with student performances.
  15. Shumei Arts Council
The dynamic drumming performance by Makoto Taiko starts at 6:15, 7:15, 8:15 & 9:15.  Japanese painting panels by Robert Crowder will be displayed.

Minigrant Recipient
Experience traditional Japanese taiko drumming featuring Makoto Taiko.

  16. Side Street Projects
Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Presents Craftopia: Come hang out at our new location and participate in a hands-on soft sculpture park honoring the unique people of Pasadena. Projects from the Contraptions woodworking class will also be on display in the woodworking busses and trailers. Come see some wild vehicles and characters made by Ms. Cu and Munoz’s classes at Washington Elementary.

Minigrant Recipient
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus presents activities involving ArtNight guests who will create new lyrics to familiar tunes and enjoy a lively community sing-along.
  17. USC Pacific Asia Museum
China, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, Pacific Islands & more, from ancient to contemporary artwork, surrounding a tranquil courtyard garden.

Minigrant Recipient
Hip hop group Culture Shock performs and provides dance instruction.

Food Trucks GiveBack!
Some of LA County's favorite food trucks are coming to ArtNight. As part of the GiveBack Program Partners,10% of ArtNight sales from food vendors will be donated to future ArtNight event.
Armory Center for the Arts | Heirloom LA
Kidspace | Kona Ice
Light Bringer Project at Day One | Slammin' Sliders
Pasadena City Hall | Lobsta Truck
Pasadena Conservatory of Music | Pie ‘n Burger
Pasadena Museum of History | Crepe'n Around
Shumei Art Council | Gypsy Eats
Side Street Projects | Rodney's Ribs
USC Pacific Asia Museum | India Jones Chow Truck
USC Pacific Asia Museum | Kogi
USC Pacific Asia Museum | Paradise Cookies

ArtNight MiniGrant Program
The ArtNight MiniGrant program is funded by the Arts & Culture Commission to expand participation by Pasadena-based non-profit arts and culture organizations, arts organizations without venues, independent non-commercial galleries, ensembles and individual artists. This year's MiniGrant are:
Armory Center for the Arts | The Chase Jackson Quintet
artWORKS Teen Center | Jakhar Reece
Kidspace | Patty Shukla
Light Bringer Project at Day One | McPherson Downs
Lineage Performing Art Center | Chris Pierce
Pasadena City Hall | The SUBS
Pasadena Conservatory of Music | Zhena Folk Chorus
Pasadena Museum of History | Who Can Sleep
PUSD @ The Shops on Lake Avenue | Staff Lounge
Shumei Art Council | Makoto Taiko
Side Street Projects | Los Angeles Children's Chorus
USC Pacific Asia Museum | Culture Shock

Experience ArtNight
• Free Shuttles
Free shuttles will loop throughout the evening with stops at each venue. Park at any one venue and ride to the others. Click here for the complete Shuttle Map. Click for each route: East, West, Central, North, and Northwest.
  • ARTS Bus
Pasadena ARTS Route 10 runs along Colorado and Green St. until 8 PM. Find scheduling information at
  • Metro Gold Line
Go Metro and receive special offers at various places. For more details, click HERE. Metro provides both bus and rail transportation to Pasadena till 2AM on Fridays and Saturdays. For your best route or more info, visit the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro or (323.466.3876). Also, Follow @metrolosangeles on Instagram! #TAPandSave #GoMetro
  • Accessibility
For information on accessibility and/or to request written materials in alternative formats, please call the City of Pasadena at 626.744.7249. Para información en español, haga clic aquí.
Contact Us
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  • ArtNight Hotline: (626) 744-7887

Go Metro and Receive
Show your valid TAP card, Metro employee ID, or LA County employee ID to receive special offers at ArtNight sites. For more details, click HERE. Metro provides Bus and Rail transportation to the Pasadena till 2AM on Fridays and Saturdays. For your best route or more info, visit the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro or (323.466.3876).

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
by the Department of Transportation’s Transit Division.

Sponsor: Pasadena Star-News
Partners: Pasadena Now, KPCC
Supporters: Beacon Media, LA Weekly, Pasadena Weekly, and Tolucan Times
Lighting at City Hall provided by Wicked Wonders, Inc.
Volunteer and docent parking courtesy of Kaiser Permanente

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