Warm and Cool | Winter Arts Crawl 2019 Draws Many

“Neighborhood Night-on-the-Town” event last Saturday draws crowd to downtown business district, the South Pasadena Library and other venues for a night of fun

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com | Senator Anthony Portantino (L) with Obama photographer, Anna Wilding

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.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Winter Arts Crawl 2019

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.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Winter Arts Crawl 2019

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.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Winter Arts Crawl 2019

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.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Coltrane night at South Pasadena Public Library, featuring Jazz performed by Mark Hatch and Group 5 and a collection of paintings done by Sam Pace going with the Jazz theme
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Coltrane night at South Pasadena Public Library, featuring Jazz performed by Mark Hatch and Group 5 and a collection of paintings done by Sam Pace going with the Jazz theme
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Coltrane night at South Pasadena Public Library, featuring Jazz performed by Mark Hatch and Group 5 and a collection of paintings done by Sam Pace going with the Jazz theme

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.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Coltrane night at South Pasadena Public Library, featuring Jazz performed by Mark Hatch and Group 5 and a collection of paintings done by Sam Pace going with the Jazz theme

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.

PHOTO: Ken Kistinger | SouthPasadenan.com News | Galentine Make & Shop at Hotbox Vintage
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Galentine Make & Shop at Hotbox Vintage

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.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Photographer Anna Wilding with School Board member Jon Primuth at the South Pasadenan News Headquarters
PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com | Senator Anthony Portantino poses with a portrait of President Barrack Obama in the Oval office

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.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | South Pasadena Winter Arts Crawl 2019

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!

PHOTO: Ken Kistinger | SouthPasadenan.com News | Galentine Make & Shop at Hotbox Vintage
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Coltrane night at South Pasadena Public Library, featuring Jazz performed by Mark Hatch and Group 5 and a collection of paintings done by Sam Pace going with the Jazz theme
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Coltrane night at South Pasadena Public Library, featuring Jazz performed by Mark Hatch and Group 5 and a collection of paintings done by Sam Pace going with the Jazz theme
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Coltrane night at South Pasadena Public Library, featuring Jazz performed by Mark Hatch and Group 5 and a collection of paintings done by Sam Pace going with the Jazz theme
PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Galentine Make & Shop at Hotbox Vintage
Eric Fabbro
Eric Fabbro is a South Pasadenan whose family goes back to the 1950's. He graduated SPHS 2008, and Art Center College of Design in 2014. His versatile skill-set includes illustration, digital media, graphic design & photography. Eric is the in-house illustrator for The South Pasadenan, and the creator of our South Pasadenan icon logo. His work has been shown in galleries throughout the Los Angeles area.

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