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BoldPas: An Art Takeover of Old Pasadena

May 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


BoldPas: An Art Takeover of Old Pasadena returns on Saturday, May 12 for a day of public art, installations, and activities, all in the heart of Pasadena. Temporary art installations will line the historic alleyways of the historic 22-block district. Selected works from L.A. artists will feature a “bold” theme, displaying bright colors, surprising scale, and playfulness. There will also be 30+ Art Stops, live painters, an activity hub, and maps available for self-guided tours.

The list of activities for the day includes:

13 Temporary Art Installations by selected artists: Kelley Anderson, Todd Bank, Ash Cano, Leah Clancy, Maxwell Coppola, Hannah Hiler, Phillip Meacham, Rebekah Neel & Meagan VanDeventer, Nathaniel Osollo, Keith Patterson & Viviana Palacio, Robyn Sanford, Amy Van Gilder, Rachel Visalda

Live Painters Allison Bamcat, Luke Chueh, and Valerie Pobjoy working all afternoon on new large canvas pieces

“Beautiful Pasadena”: A Special Installation Presented by Flower Pepper Gallery featuring 5 artists each taking over a display window: Valerie Pobjoy, Ivana Quezada, Shangee Shin, Amy Van Gilder, Po Yan Leung

Pasadena Walking Tours hosts two tours at 12:30pm and 3:00pm, highlighting both the temporary installations and Old Pasadena’s permanent public art, as well as offering a chance to meet the onsite artists. Tours require advance registration.

30+ Art Stops at participating stores and restaurants create the perfect backdrop for selfies and one-of-a-kind photo ops.

Friendship Church Activity Hub offering poetry writers in the “Haiku Garden”, KCRW DJ Glenn Red, food trucks, Friendship Gospel Choir performance, and tours of the historic church

Warrior Painters capturing the event scene en plein air at several locations

Self-guided tours via event maps available at three Info Booths and all Art Stops.

Event hours are noon to 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Check the link below for more information.


May 12, 2018
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Old Pasadena Management District
Pasadena, CA 91105 United States