Thursday, April 29, 2010

South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk

Sparc is taking part in the South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk This Saturday!

Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 2pm to 10pm
Fair Oaks to Grand Ave. on Mission Street

Join us for the second annual
eclectic music festival & art walk
in wonderful, walkable
South Pasadena!

Over two dozen musical groups at six venues. For details, see the entertainment lineup.

David Lindley, The Nervis Brothers, Double Naught Spy Car, Moira Smiley & VOCO and Wahid all for just $20, with live music at five other venues for FREE! Tickets at

Purchase tickets online in advance.
Enter code: SPARC and10% of your ticket will go to the South Pasadena Arts Council!

Art Galleries & Open Studios:
  • The SPARC Interactive Arts Event with the Giant Easels on Meridian is FREE- come particiapate and paint with us! We will be painting from 5:30pm - 8pm.
  • SPARC Temporary Contemporary. (909 El Centro St.) This newly built commercial space will debut as an art gallery featuring the works of local artists Liz Reday and Catherine Ellen Money, Kirk Miller, Nathan Rohlander, Amy Runyen, Alice Simpson, Marie Switzer, Susan Singer, Connie Rohman and others. Most of the works will be available for acquisition.
  • Michael Hollis (238 Pasadena Avenue) will be having a group show with paintings of early California and contemporary American art
  • SoPas Gallery (1121 Mission Street) will be showing the recent paintings of South Pasadena artist Leslie Saeta.
  • SPACE Gallery (1506 Mission Street) presents "Our Shaky Civilization with Animals" featuring the artwork of Abira Ali and Gordon Henderson.
  • Fremont Gallery (812 Fremont Avenue) will present the works of Kikki Eder, "Real, Unreal, Surreal" oil paintings.
  • Burke Triolo (538 Mission Street) will host an open studio showing photographic works and montage by J.T. Burke and Loraine Angela Triolo.
  • SOPA Studios (1025 Hope Street) is an artists' collective and will host an open studio.
  • Upstairs Artists (1034 Mission Street) lofts above Mission Street will have an open studio.
  • Catch the cutting edge in design at Sew Joe Stitch Lounge at 634 Mission.
  • Special Exhibitions will be presented by Zinnia, Kaldi Coffee & Tea, Reimagine Your Home, Mission Street Yoga, and more. Celebrate the grand opening of House of Honey. Get into it - literally - with The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) "Art Experience," an interactive exhibition on Meridian.
  • Watch for the UpStage kids appearing on the community stage at Meridian during the afternoon! Upstage is a theatre school for kids 6yrs-16 yrs based out of So Pasadena for the last 10 yrs. They do an afterschool program and summer theatre camps. For more details go to
  • Contact Tom Field of Thomas R. Field American Antiques with questions about the Art Walk or the Eclectic music festival. Call 626.799.8546
Read more about the event and the galleries here:

Take the Metro Gold Line to Mission Station! Or exit the Arroyo Seco Parkway (110) at Orange Grove Ave. or Fair Oaks Ave. in South Pasadena.

Artist rendering of SPARC easels by Marie Miller!

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