Are you ready? ArtNight Pasadena is this Friday, March 14! We are assuming that you already know that there will be a system of free shuttles during this event that will take you, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., to three or more of the participating locations. We’ve already told you what you can see when you follow the West, East, and Central shuttle routes. In this article we tell you about the last two – the North and NorthWest routes.
The North Route
If you live near the Art Center College of Design (1700 Lida Street) you may start your ArtNight here. Go in and check out the exhibit “Ray Eames in the Spotlight,” which considers the accomplishments of 20th century design icon Ray Eames (who was also the wife of designer Charles Eames).
The North shuttle will take you from this point to the Norton Simon Museum and to the Pasadena Museum of History. The fabulous Norton Simon Museum will open its doors free of charge on this night, so that you can be amazed by centuries old art made by masters like Van Gogh, Degas, Picasso, and Rembrandt, and so that you can walk the garden and appreciate its sculptures.
The Pasadena Museum of History (470 W. Walnut St.) will invite you to celebrate the 100th birthday of The Colorado Street Bridge with images and stories. You can also see an exhibit about our City’s aviation history (including flying things of all sorts!). Nikki Kelly will be entertaining with a solo guitar and accordion performance. If you happen to be hungry, the Pie ‘n Burger restaurant will have a food truck at this stop.
The NorthWest Route
If you live near the Offramp Gallery (1702 Lincoln Ave) you may start your ArtNight here. The music showcased at the gallery will blow your mind! Addi Somekh will perform with his Unpopable Balloon Bass Band. Their instruments are made out of balloons! Then you can go inside the gallery to see the art of Susan Sironi – skillfully cut books that have been turned into amazing 3-D collages of paper.
The Northwest shuttle will take you from here to both the Side Street Projects and the Pasadena Museum of History.
We already told you about the Pasadena Museum of History earlier in the article. Side Street Projects (730 N. Fair Oaks Ave.) will showcase interactive mobile art. Here your family can play with an audio installation that will feature environmental sonic artifacts of transportation. The Hungry Nomad food truck will wait for you at this point, with its food that fuses American, Mediterranean and European influences.
Both the North and Northwest shuttle stops are involved locations that can take the bulk of your ArtNight time, but if you want, you can always jump on a different shuttle route from either of the Museums to visit other locations.
It’s going to be fun! See you this Friday someplace around town Pasadena! More information at www.ArtNightPasadena.org