An Art Walk in the Alleyways of Old Pasadena

At BoldPas, now in its second year, encounter art installations throughout the old district and meet live painters at work.

BoldPas 2017, “Walking the Pets” (image courtesy BoldPas)

Old Pasadena is one of the more charming historic centers of the greater Los Angeles area, and was once a thriving business center. It is also home to one of the oldest museums in the country, the Pasadena Museum of Modern Art (today the Norton Simon Museum), and, mostly recently, it has had a growing public art program. All these factors make Old Pasadena a great setting for the outdoor art event, BoldPas, which is now in its second year.

Taking place this Saturday, May 12, BoldPas encourages visitors to experience this car-ridden city by foot. There will be two walking tours (one at 12:30pm, the other at 3pm) to help guide visitors through the historic alleyways that will be populated with art. This year, artists were invited to make “bold” work; expect patterned or furry works by Maxwell Coppolaplayful puppets by Amy Van Gilder, and large, geometric sculptures by Robyn Sanford. In addition to 13 temporary installations, there will also be live painters capturing their surroundings and a large display window by five different artists at the local Flower Pepper Gallery.

When: Saturday, May 12, 12–8pm
Where: Various locations throughout Old Pasadena

More info at BoldPas: An Art Takeover

BoldPas 2017, “Big Bang Theory Way” (image courtesy BoldPas)
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