The 2019 Winter Arts Crawl, “All You Need is Love”, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and produced by SPACE, featured a night reflecting the crisp, cool weather paired with the warming sensation of love; moody Jazz and art, neon blue interactive light installations, and dignified happenings paralleled elegant and soul-nourishing singer/ songwriters and vibrant paintings.
Artists and businesses teamed up to celebrate the winter season with a family-friendly “Neighborhood Night-on-the-Town” last Saturday night. With a plethora of activities, performances and exhibits, South Pasadenans were presented a showcase of the creative ingenuity that emanates from their hometown.
Artisans showcased their unique , handcrafted wares, at places like Artisan’s Alley as Mission Street and adjacent blocks were abuzz with festivities during the 4-hour event.
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Shops and boutiques including Handle Gift and Homewares and Moji’s stayed open late offering special exhibits, trunk shows, open houses and sales as many walked the area bundled up to fight off the chill of the cool evening.
An event all in itself, the South Pasadena Public Library hosted a Coltrane themed night to a room filled to the brim, with kinetic, in-the-pocket Jazz performed by the illustrious Mark Hatch and Group 5.
Also on display at the library were expressive portraits painted by Artist Sam Pace and a special screening of the film “Chasing Trane” followed by a Q&A with director John Scheinfeld.
For a relaxing time people also perused many of the stores open for business including Retreat and Hotbox Vintage, who hosted a ‘Make & Shop’ event featuring Crafted Living. Tina Kistinger and Delilah Rabina presented customers with a welcoming and warm ambience in line with the night’s theme.
Meanwhile at the South Pasadenan News Headquarters, ‘Celebrate Hope’, an Obama photography collection by Anna Wilding saw several hundred people walk in throughout the course of the night.
Another highlight included the interactive light sculpture, ‘Igniting Creativity and Illuminating the Arts’ at City Hall featuring artist Aaron Therol, which offered a unique, loved-theme display.
SPARC also had its 3 different galleries featuring 3 different artists open for the event as well, with the recently recognized Jose B. Ramirez’s paintings being amongst them.
All in all many people braved the weather despite the cold for a great night!