Come celebrate Pasadena's creative, artistic community as ArtNight Pasadena returns from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Friday, October 11, 2013, with free admission to 18 exciting arts and cultural venues throughout Pasadena. There's something for everyone during this exciting, fun-filled, family fun, four-hour cultural extravaganza with a wide array of dance, music, visual arts and other activities. Free shuttle buses will help provide transportation to each location.
Among the many highlights: Gaze into the future and get a new haircut courtesy of the Psychic Barber at Side Street Projects, 730 N. Fair Oaks Avenue. Jump into the Hip Hop dance concert with Muse/Ique at the Civic Center Steps, 300 E. Green Street or immerse yourself in The Imagination Workshop's participatory knitting installation at Kidspace Children Museum, 480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Delight in several visual arts exhibitions, including Breaking Ground: 20th-Century Latin American Art at the Norton Simon Museum; the Pasadena Museum of Art's Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections; the Offramp Gallery's Fifth Anniversary Group Exhibition and Un/Common Objects, a transformation of hardware store and construction materials at the Art Center College of Design's Williamson Gallery, and exhibitions at the Alliance Française, and Boston Court Performing Arts Center.
Experience contemporary dance, hula and music and enjoy free family art-making workshops at artWORKS Teen Center and the Pasadena Central Library. It's all happening, and much, much more, during ArtNight Pasadena 2013. For a full listing of events, activities and other important information, go online to www.artnightpasadena.org. A Spanish-language version of the website is also available.
Another fun way to enjoy ArtNight is by bicycle. Visit http://www.cicle.org/event/artnight-pasadena-ride for details and get ready to experience ArtNight in a whole new way! Also, be sure to bring some extra coin if you want a tasty, culinary delight to round out your ArtNight adventure. Several venues will feature some of the best of Southern California's trendy food trucks.
ArtNight is produced by the City's Cultural Affairs Division, Planning & Community Development Department, in collaboration with the participating arts and culture institutions. For more information call the ArtNight Hotline (626) 744-7887 or visit www.artnightpasadena.org.