• Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • 12:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Public Art Exhibition

    Los Angeles artists takeover Pasadena with temporary art installations throughout Old Pasadena’s unique urban and historic spaces at BoldPas. BoldPas allows visitors to meander historic alleyways and side streets to explore Old Pasadena’s wonderful history, architecture, retailers, and restaurants, while taking in unique artistic interventions at every turn. Merchants will also participate with creative displays on their storefronts and window displays.

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    What to Expect

    At BoldPas you can anticipate more than a dozen mid- and large-scale temporary installations throughout historic public spaces of Old Pasadena’s 22-block district, and many of the merchants participate as “Art Stops” by decorating their storefronts in creative and surprising ways.

    Selected Artists

    Todd Bank | “The Waste Parade” presented by CTRL Collective – A zero-waste art installation that uses mostly found-free post-consumer waste materials, blending an homage to the Tournament of Roses Parade with a message that sustainability can be fun.

    Leah Clancy | “Haiku Garden” presented by Friendship Pasadena Church – An interactive pathway in which poets compose customized poetry on biodegradable paper for event-goers. Haiku will literally and figuratively blossom throughout event day.

    Robyn Sanford | *HUGS* Enormous, colorful, soft letters invite viewers to interact, touch, and hug the work, calling attention to the nature of people interacting in the real world vs. the virtual world, and how those two worlds overlap with each other.

    Phillip Meacham | Projecting Emotions Emotions “breathe” and come to life, speaking to the power of a person, in an artwork that combines photography, welded metal, and vibrant colors.

    Keith Patterson and Viviana Palacio | “A Puzzle for Pasadena”. Combining a ludic learning tool invented in the 1960s with the history behind the origin of Pasadena’s name, the large-scale puzzle will be solved, and unique patterns will be discerned, throughout event day with the help of event-goers.

    Maxwell Coppola | “Fur Sculptures”. Follow the “trail” to weave in and around six sculptures covered in touchable synthetic fur in different colors, textures, and pile– find the one that doubles as a chair.

    Rebekah Neel and Meagan VanDeventer | “Interactive Circles”. Event-goers are integral to the shifting shape and feel of this piece, as they select from different sizes of colorful cardboard circles and help fashion and re-fashion a colorful, communal work.

    Rachel Visalda | “Meet Me at the Crossroads”. A shimmering skyscape created with air bags and iridescent cellophane, this piece evokes the colorful galaxies and the Big Bang Theory – a nod to its placement over Big Bang Theory Way alley.

    Kelley Anderson | “Moss Wall”. Lush, vibrant live moss serves as the backdrop for a collective wishing tree, inspired by the Japanese tradition of Tanzaku.

    Nathaniel Osollo | “The Red Door.” Three doors stand fastened together with no doorknob or access. The structure creates curiosity and invites engagement; look inside the peephole and glimpse an alternate reality.

     Ash Cano | “Underneath”. A series of black boxes that are waiting to show their true colors, creating their own art within the artist’ installation, which serves as a statement about the importance of play.

    Amy Van Gilder | “Old Pasadena Postcards”. Vintage Pasadena is called to mind with a large-scale “postcard” that appears like an old-time carnival cutout, complete with face holes to stand behind and mug for the camera.

    Hannah Hiler | “Recycled Reading”. In a challenge to traditional libraries where the bookcase and seating are separated and bookcases are rectilinear, “give a book, take a book” library, made entirely of cardboard, is a seamless transition from bookcase to seating – one that seems to defy gravity.

    Live Painters

    Allison Bamcat | A contemporary illustrator living in Los Angeles, Allison Bamcat paints characters suspended in a candy-coated and botanical landscapes, transporting viewers to a friendly, nostalgic, yet unsettling terre noire.

    Luke Chueh | Studio artist Luke Chueh (pronounced CHU) employs minimal color schemes, simple animal characters, and a seemingly endless list of ill-fated situations to stylistically balance cute with brute, walking the fine line between comedy and tragedy.

    Valerie Pobjoy |  Valerie Pobjoy’s work is rooted in history; she draws inspiration from Dutch masters like Vermeer and French modernists like Degas. With traditional oil techniques and working in the style of impressionism, she creates portraits of people, animals, and landscapes

    Metro Gold Line

    The Metro Gold Line is a light rail train that runs between East Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. There are two train stations within walking distance to Old Pasadena, (1) Del Mar Station is few blocks away, it is about a ten minute walk. (2) Memorial Park Station is four blocks away, it takes eight minutes to walk and there are no hills on this route. Cost is $1.75 per person each way, students k-12 pay $1 each way. More…


    There are numerous parking options in Old Pasadena such as park and walks and street meter parking.

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