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Art On Palm Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Published on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | 11:40 am

Art on Palm, Altadena’s art and fine craft festival, will celebrate its 10 anniversary Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at 1421 E. Palm Street, Altadena.

Over 40 artists and musicians will exhibit and perform at the Art on Palm, Spring 2014 in the secluded canyon of ‘Wild Wood Park’ and raise funds for the Creative Arts Group of Sierra Madre. In prior years Art on Palm raised an aggregate sum of $15,000 for the Greater L.A. Fisher House.

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About Art on Palm

Art on Palm began in the spring of 2004 in the backyard of co-founder, Mary Jane Elgin. As an artist and stay-at-home mom, Ms. Elgin understood the struggles of bringing hand-crafted work to a qualified audience. So, encouraged by friend and fellow artist, Catherine M. S. Cowles, she opened her lovely garden to seven additional artists and held in one-day art and fine craft show. It was a success! Neighbors, friends and invited guests wandered, admired and shopped throughout the day! Six months later, they had launched a web site, invited more artists, and selected a non-profit beneficiary, the Greater L.A. Fisher House Foundation to share in the success. Eventually Art on Palm outgrew Mary Jane’s garden and moved to Wildwood Park – at the end of Palm Street – the private canyon garden of home owners, Maryrose Smyth and Mark Pickett and Beth Overhuls.

Art on Palm maintains a carefully curated selection of artists whose work is both distinctive and beautifully crafted; and continues to raise funds and awareness for the Greater L.A. Fisher House Foundation. By the fall of 2013 Art on Palm, had raised $15,000 in contributions for the non-profit, which provides humanitarian support for hospitalized military personnel and their families. “The Greater L.A. Fisher House acknowledges this generosity. The contributions from Art on Palm artists help us provide much-needed humanitarian relief to members of our military and their families who reside in L.A. County. We look forward to their continued support.”, commented Tim Byk, Founder/Executive Director, Greater L.A. Fisher House Foundation (

“Art on Palm has something for everyone”, states Mary Jane Elgin, the event’s co-founder. “Art on Palm promotes gifted local artists, attracts a loyal following, builds awareness of Altadena’s vibrant architecture, acknowledges the beauty of an ancient oak canyon, and even raises funds for the Greater L.A. Fisher House.”

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