As promised, this article gives you a peek into what you will see during ArtNight Pasadena (March 14) if you travel on the Central shuttle route. In case you don’t know, for this event there will be a system of free shuttles that will take you, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., to three or more of the participating locations. Last week we discussed the East route, and in the near future we’ll do the same for the West, North, and Northwest routes.
The Central route starts, not surprisingly, at the center, right at City Hall. For this night, City Hall will be the “transportation hub,” where all shuttles will meet and where you can pick a route to join. You can stay here for a while listening to the music of Who Can Sleep, a four-member folk music ensemble. Then you can visit the Light Bringer Project, an art adventure that will be set outdoors right behind City Hall at Day One (175 North Euclid Ave) and that will be accompanied by the Slammin’ Sliders food truck.
From there the Central shuttle will take you to the Armory Center for the Arts (145 N. Raymond Ave.) where you will be able to enjoy paintings by artists who have taught at Armory throughout its 25-year long history. The Box Stompers, who describe themselves as “dynamite Southern rock,” will be performing at this location off and on through the night. Heirloom LA, which specializes in pasta and pizza, will have a food truck here and so will the famous Kogi BBQ food truck. Are you hungry yet?
Once you’re done there, the shuttle can take you to Side Street Projects (730 N. Fair Oaks Ave.) which will showcase interactive mobile art. Here your family can play with an audio installation that will showcase environmental sonic artifacts of transportation. The Hungry Nomad food truck will wait for you here, with its food that fuses American, Mediterranean and European influences.
What follows next? The Pasadena Museum of History at 470 W. Walnut St. Here you can celebrate the 100th birthday of The Colorado Street Bridge through images and stories; also an exhibit about our City’s aviation history (including flying things of all sorts!). Nikki Kelly will be here entertaining you with a solo guitar and accordion performance. Were you to still be hungry, the Pie ‘n Burger restaurant will have a food truck at this stop.
The Central shuttle route’s final point is the fabulous Norton Simon Museum. Be amazed by centuries old art by masters like Van Gogh, Degas, Picasso, and Rembrandt, walk the garden and appreciate its sculptures, on this evening, free of charge.
Is the Central shuttle route the one for you? ArtNight will last four hours but with so much free stuff to see and do, you’ll really need to plan well. Remember to check out the East route, and keep posted for upcoming articles about the West, North, and NorthWest shuttle routes.