Hear Ye Hear Ye South Pasadenans, old and young, the time for Winter Arts Crawl has arrived! Don’t miss out on all the fun planned up and down Mission Street, Fair Oaks Avenue and everything in between; so much to do and see, so grab your jacket, comfy shoes, the kids and your friends and head out to explore South Pas by night at our quarterly celebration of the arts! See full list of events at bottom of article and click chamber link to download map.
Artists and Businesses all over town have teamed up to celebrate the winter season with another fun and family friendly “Neighborhood Night-on-the-Town” on Saturday, February 24, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and produced by SPACE, the South Pasadena Arts Crawl welcomes people of all ages to this free event which offers gallery openings, art activities, live music, spoken word, a concert play reading, open houses, food and drink specials, and sales throughout the business district. Mission Street, and adjacent blocks, will be abuzz with festivities for the event.
The Arts Crawl is kicking off Women’s History Month in March, by celebrating the theme “Bad Girls,” inspired by the book “Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World.” The book’s author/illustrator Ann Shen will appear at Marz that evening to meet fans and sign books.
The South Pasadena Library presents a concert reading of A Woman of Independent Means, performed by Lissa Layng Reynolds at 6 p.m. The reading is based on the best selling novel by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, who will be present afterwards for an informal talk and Q & A. A play of the same name ran for six months at Fremont Centre Theatre before touring the U.S. and Canada. Bring your sons and daughters to hear from “Bess Garner,” a character described as a “velvet steamroller.”
A family art activity, led by Christine Chin, inspires people of all ages to make changes in their own small worlds. Vave Studios and Sugarmynt Gallery will feature a slate of female artists, Moo on Mission is creating an ice cream flavor inspired by Dolores Huerta, and DeMilo Letterpress celebrates typographer Beatrice Warde.
Videotheque and the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation present the Barbara Stanwyck classic “Annie Oakley” at the Ironworks Museum Park. Nearby, the Artisans’ Corner features a dozen vendors offering gifts and unique items including art, pillows, accessories, jewelry and more.
Ellen’s Silkscreening hosts an open house where you can meet artist Caitlin Clarkson who created the Arts Crawl poster. On the same block, Six Years on Mission, celebrates the work and career of local artist and gallery owner Laurie Hendricks, with paintings from the past several years showcasing her landscapes, figurative paintings and still lifes. Hendricks’ work will also be on display at Peltier Home.
Mission Street Yoga honors Maya Angelou by offering a “phenomenal woman” discount of 15% on yoga purchases and will highlight the poet’s famous quotes. Bissell House hosts an open house in its 19th century B & B where jewelry maker Juli Hoyman will show you how to make your own earrings and designer Rebecca Kelley shares her passion for art and cars.
Mission Wines kicks off the event with a 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. pre-party with beer tasting and Shucks Oyster Bar. The restaurants Aro, Crossings, and Radhika feature late night happy hours and/or food and drink specials. Several food trucks deliver on-the-go eating options.
Patrons can park in the Mission/Meridian Parking lot (north of Mission Street, on Meridian), and walk to the more than 25 participating shops and boutiques. The Metro Gold Line South Pasadena Station will put you right in the heart of the event.
The quarterly Arts Crawls are presented by the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, and produced by SPACE, to provide a showcase for artists and musicians and to highlight the city’s unique business district.
You can download the handy dandy map at www.SouthPasadena.net
Full list beginning at 950 Mission Street and heading east:
Bissell House B&B – 201 Orange Grove Ave. -beginning early 2pm-5pm head up to this historic B&B for wine and snacks and from 5-8pm jewelry making demo with Juli Hoyman and artist talk back with Rebecca Kelley
Retreat Lifestyle & Gifts – 950 Mission St – Amanda K. Lockrow Jewelry Trunk Show, music & refreshments
Simplee Boba – 954 Mission – special matcha drinks and treats
Radhika – 966 Mission – Indian fare – arts crawl specials
South Pasadena Historical Museum – screening of Annie Oakley in collaboration with Videotheque at 6:30pm
Artisans’ Alley – Presents a range of art, gifts & jewelry from local artisans. Located next to the Walking Man & Gold Line metro stop
Arroyo Outdoor – 915 Meridian – highlighting works of Carolyn Watson plus chalk drawing and sale
Bistro de la Gare – 921 Meridian – open for dinner and happy hour – delicious french bistro fare
Dual Crossroads – 1005B Mission – Jennifer Maimone featured horror story author and special effects artist
SugarMynt – 810 Meridian – Toxic and Tainted Love group show
Moo on Mission – 1006 Mission – Special ice cream flavor in honor of activist Deolores Huerta
Crossings – 1010 Mission – All night happy hour drink specials 5:30-10pm
Mission Street Yoga – 1017 Mission -Honors Maya Angelou with Phenomenal Woman discount and poetry exhibit
Rosebuds & Rosestuds -1012B – Honoring bad girls for science and artist Frida Kahlo
Aro Latin – 1019 Mission – Late night happy hour 9pm
Peltier Home – 1011A – Laurie Hendricks exhibit
Kaldi – 1019 El Centro – Live music by Tisa Adamson
South Pasadena Library Community Room – Lissa Layng Reynolds performs a concert reading of “A Woman of Independent Means” at 6:30pm followed by Q&A with the author, Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
Good Citizens Media Group – 1026 Mission – Slate of live music in Bungalow Alley
La Fiesta Grande – 1107 Mission – Ceviche appetizer special and $1 extra shot with margarita
SPARC Gallery – 1121 Mission – Artist reception for Jonathan Sadler show “Shuttered”
South Pasadenan Headquarters – 1127 Mission – Hotbox Vintage Pop-Up Store and SPARC SPOKEN WORD event 7pm and 8:30
Old Focals – 1110 Mission – Shows the prints of Robert Ducky
Mission Wines – 1107 Mission – 1-5pm Beer tasting and Shucks Oyster Bar
Vave Studios Flower Shop & Boutique – 915 Fremont – Artwork by Betsa Bland-Richards and Carrie Hirsch and ceramics by Leslie Plunkett
De Milo Design Studio & Letterpress – 1401 Mission – Typographer Beatrice Warde with a printing demo
Family Art Activity at City Hall – 1414 Mission
Ellen’s Silkscreening – 1500 Mission – Meet artist Caitlin Clarkson who created the Arts Crawl poster
Laurie Hendricks Gallery – 1504 Mission – “Six Years on Mission” celebrates Hendricks’ work and career
South Pasadena Music Conservatory – 1509 Mission – Entire evening of music performances
The Dinosaur Farm & Kidds Jewelry Heist – 1510 Mission – Vinyl Listening Party plus face painting and 10% off whole store
MARZ – Book signing by Ann Shen author of “Bad Girls Throughout History” 7pm
Camille de Pedrini and Rue de Mimo – Bad Girl Fasion Designer display and 15% discount