Treat yourself and your family to a night on the town full of creative expression, inspiration and wholesome entertainment – all for free – during ArtNight Pasadena.
On Friday, May 20, from 6 to 10 p.m., Pasadena’s top cultural venues will open their doors to offer art exhibitions, performances, children’s activities and more.
Highlights include special exhibits at Alliance Française de Pasadena and Armory Center for the Arts, live music and dancing at Lineage Performing Arts Center, sculpture and caricature drawings at One Colorado and an exhibit on Pasadena’s stylish past at Pasadena Museum of History. You can also explore “Visions of the Orient” by women artists at the Pacific Asia Museum, three new cutting-edge exhibits at Pasadena Museum of California Art, Taiko drumming and Japanese painting at Shumei Arts Council and a large-scale outdoor installation at Side Street Projects. Local students will show their talents at Art Center College of Design, Lamanda Park’s artWORKS Teen Center and the Shops on Lake Avenue, which will feature more than 400 works as part of Pasadena Unified School District’s sixth annual Art Show.
Begin the evening by driving or taking Metro to the Memorial Park Station, then walk, bike or take free shuttles to participating venues. For an easy dinner at a modest price, check out the food trucks along the way.
ArtNight Pasadena is an ongoing partnership among cultural institutions and the city’s Cultural Affairs Division. For more information in English and Spanish call 744-7887 or visit www.artnightpasadena.org. For accessibility and alternative formats call 744-7249.