Sunday, November 18, 2012

Website Contributors Needed

Contributors Needed 

We are looking for writers to post articles, interviews with artists/art patrons, arts organizations; photographers and videographers to contribute art and cultural event images for posting on the site.
If interested please contact Howard Spector, Co- Director at

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall Arts Crawl This Weekend!

As part of the Fall Arts Crawl, join SPARC in celebrating our 1st Member Exhibit at the SouthPas Gallery at the Chamber of Commerce! Opening reception starts at 5pm.

There will also be an interactive chalk mural at the Colonial House Pre-School in the Payke Gymnastics
parking lot. Visit link below for more information.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Volunteers Needed for Arts Crawl

Arts Crawl Event: Sunday, October 27 from 5-8pm
SPARC Interactive Chalk Mural 
Artists and SPARC Volunteers Needed!!

SPARC will also be developing its next interactive community project, a chalk mural on the side wall of the Colonial House Pre-School, 1124 Mission St, in the Payke Gymnastics parking lot from 5-8pm.  We are looking for artists and other volunteers to work on the mural and assist community members who want to participate in the mural creation. Contact Howard Spector,  to sign up to assist. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October & November Events!

Upcoming SPARC & Member Events

Click link below for a calendar of happenings in October & November, including the South Pasadena Art Walk on Oct. 27 & The SPARC Member's Exhibition at the SoPas Gallery!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Call to ARTISTS: SPARC Member Exhibition

The South Pasadena Arts Council announces its first juried members exhibition, from October 23 - November 30, 2012 at the So Pas Gallery,1121 Mission Street.

The Opening Reception will take place on October 27th, from 6-10 pm, in conjunction with the popular Fall Arts Crawl, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all current paid SPARC member artists at least 18 years of age, living and/or working in California. Membership for artists is $30/yr.

Artists are invited to submit up to 10 digital images of two or three-dimensional work completed within the last three years. SPARC is interested in works in any visual media, including, but not limited to painting, drawing, computer-generated images, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics and photography.

Juror:  Katya Shaposhnik is the co-founder and gallery director at SPACE - South Pasadena Arts Center. With a background in art history and photography, she is passionate about the Arts, arts education and advocacy, and believes that support for the Arts is a pillar of civilized society. 

Submission Deadline:  All entries must be submitted no later than midnight, Friday, September 28, 2012.

How to submit: Artists will mail a CD with jpeg images, a check, and the entry form to:

SPARC Members Exhibition
P.O. Box 3272
South Pasadena, California 91031

If you want the CD returned to you, please include a SASE. Please include the entry form, which is attached to this email, with your entry. 

Submission form: SPARC Call for Entries

For additional  information email Howard Spector, Co-Director of SPARC at or by phone: 310-741-7650.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

June & July Member Events!

Sat. June 16 @ 5pm - FREE Danza Floricanto/USA In Front of the SoPas Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St.

Danza Floricanto/USA presents its tribute to the company's Mexican traditions inspired by the rich traditions of the Mexican community. 
Presented by The South Pasadena Arts Council, Vecinos de South Pasadena, and the South Pasadena Public Library. Floricanto's program celebrates the traditional music and dance styles from Mexico. The selections range from the popular contemporary Fandangos of Veracruz, a rich amalgam of the indigenous Spanish and African roots of that area of Mexico. Floricanto will be accompanied by the renowned Cesar Castro, a well-known "jaranero" from Veracruz Mexico and his group Cambalache. Floricanto's long time musical collaborators, Mariachi Mexicapan, led by Ray Medina, will round out the festivities.

South Pasadena Businesses - Save the Date! South Pasadena Arts Crawl Sat. July 14 @ 5-9pm

Businesses, Artists and Arts Organizations: Join us for a Summertime Arts Crawl in Wonderful, Walkable South Pasadena Arts Crawl: It's a "Neighborhood Night-on-the-Town" 
The Arts Crawls in October 2011 and February 2012 were well-attended and generated traffic and sales for many restaurants and merchants. The plan, going forward, is to host four of these annually, with one being simultaneous with the Eclectic Music Festival. Mark your calendars: on Saturday July 14th the Chamber will coordinate and promote this event to bring customers to your store, restaurant or gallery at no charge to you! You simply stay open for the event and offer some special that we can promote - a discount, trunk sale, or an arts demonstration or showcase. Please let us know if you plan to participate. The South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce will do all the work. We'll even help you to plan your own evening - by matching you with artists or arts organizations from the community for your location. or...You might want to book your own live musicians, or activity, and simply let us know so we can promote it. 

Hold an Open House 
Host a Musician or Painter 
Have a Sale Provide a Crafts Demonstration Space 
Host a Local Nonprofit 
Tell us Your Idea! 
For information on how to get your business or organization more involved, email: Laurie Wheeler or call (626) 441-2339

For a Full List of SPARC Member Events in June & July visit:

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Exciting Events & 2012 Spring Mixer and Membership Drive

Mixer & Membership Drive
A Time to Get Together!
Thurs. March 22, 7:30 - 9pm

Where: Eleven8, 1030 Mission St., So Pasadena
Food - Drinks - Entertainment - Raffle
Join us for a mixer event at Eleven8, to learn more about the mission and future of the South Pasadena Arts Council. Mix & meet and hear the sounds of the 99% Trio!

$10 cover, but If you join SPArC during the event, your admission will be deducted from the membership fee! Let us know you can attend the event by responding to this email.

Visit the link below for more member events:"

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Memorial Celebration for SPArC Member Dr. Ellin Lieberman

The South Pasadena Arts Council mourns the loss of member Ellin Lieberman,
an extraordinary woman, activist and supporter of the arts.

March 4th, 2012 from 2-4pm, located at the Lieberman family residence.
Please click the link below to RSVP and read a message from Harry Lieberman.

Lieberman Memorial

We hope you can join us!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Help Homeless Families in Need

Dear SPARC Artists,
The Family Promise organization of San Gabriel Valley is holding a fundraiser to support homeless families in the the San Gabriel Valley. They are asking for donations of ceramic bowls that will be filled with donated soup to help these struggling families.

Please visit the link below for more information.

Thank you for considering this request!


Howard Spector, Co-Director
South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

SPArC Day at the Fremont Centre Theatre!

The Fremont Centre Theatre will be holding a SPArC Day on the 22nd of January. See "The Telephone/The Human Voice" and enjoy a mixer afterword.
Visit the link below for more information.