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Side Streets Project Announces 25th Anniversary Celebratory Gala

Published: Thursday, August 30, 2018 | 5:01 AM

Side Street Projects, an artist-run organization based in Pasadena that gives artists of all ages the ability and the means to support their creative endeavors, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a Gala and Art Auction on Saturday, October 13, 7 p.m., at the CTRL Collective on Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena.


The Gala will honor the organization’s founders Karen Atkinson and Joe Luttrell, as well as founding board member and curator Jay Belloli.


Community members can continue to be patrons and help build Side Street Projects’ legacy for the next 25 years by supporting the Art Auction. Patrons will be recognized on the invitation, at the event, and at Side Street’s headquarters with an “Endowed Chair” – a lovely durable folding chair with the patron’s name inscribed on it.


The Art Auction will include work by these amazing artists:Abel Alejandre, Alan Nakagawa, Alexandra Grant, Alice Konitz, Anita Bunn, Anne Blecksmith, April Bey, Aubrey Longley Cook, Ave Pildas, Barry Markowitz, Ben Sakoguchi, Bettina Hubby, Carlo Marcucci, Carolyn Castaño, Christopher Mercier, David Trulli, Duane Paul, Elana Mann, Finishing School, Jim Morphesis, Jodi Bonassi, Joe Lewis, John O’Brien, Judithe Hernadez, Kim Abeles, Kim Dingle, Kyungmi Shin, Lamonte Westmoreland, Lezley Saar, Linda Arreola, Margie Schnibbe, Matthew Thomas, Monica Nouwens, Nancy Baker Cahill, Nancy Monk, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Nike Schroder, Richard Bruland, Shirley Tse, Steve Roden, Susan McDonnell, Susan Silton, Susan Sironi, Tetsuji Aono, Thinh Nyugen, Todd Gray, Yoshie Sakai, and many more.


Individual tickets to the event are $100, and patron tickets start at $250 for two tickets. To purchase tickets, visit


Founded in 1992, Side Street Projects includes among its member artists who are social entrepreneurs and work with communities to solve real-world problems.


The organization shares its model to strengthen the field of artists who work with communities, schools, and organizations. Its work encourages creative problem solving and self-reliance within a contemporary art context.


To learn more about Side Street Projects, visit