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Pasadena In Focus
March - April 2011

Art and Earth will Connect at Community Festival

Open your mind and let new ideas take root at the Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free community celebration will spread out over Memorial Park into the Armory Center for the Arts, filling Raymond Avenue in between.

Now in its ninth year, the colorful event draws an all-ages crowd with live music and art activities plus demonstrations and exhibits devoted to keeping our planet healthy. Dozens of local businesses and non-profit organizations will be on-hand with information and products promoting green living, energy and water efficiency, electric vehicles, water-friendly plants, composting, organic foods, green building design, alternative transportation and renewable energy. 

Armory Center for the Arts will provide ongoing, Earth-friendly art workshops in clay sculpture, paper weaving and fabric story collages for kids and adults. Bring your used items to trade with other recyclers at the Free Market swap meet, and learn how you can help with waste reduction, recycling, water and energy conservation and other Green City initiatives. 

Everyone who arrives on the Metro Gold Line can receive a free Earth Day reusable bag by showing their Metro passes at the festival’s transportation booth while supplies last. (If you take the Metro Gold Line, get off at the Memorial Park station.)

The annual festival is sponsored by the city of Pasadena and Armory Center for the Arts. For complete details, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/earthday or call 744-4721.