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Here’s Your Guide to Friday’s ArtNight, A Free Evening of Art, Music and Entertainment

Published on Mar 9, 2020

ArtNight is an ongoing partnership among many cultural institutions and the Cultural Affairs Division of the City of Pasadena. The event is sponsored by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission with support from the following: Pasadena Department of Transportation Transit Division; Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority; and Pasadena Center Operating Company.

Enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment as Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions swing open their doors. Last fall, more than 22,000 people experienced the excitement of ArtNight.

Free shuttles, running 6–10 p.m., will loop throughout the evening with stops at each venue. Park at any one venue and ride to the others.

Pasadena Transit 10 runs along Colorado Boulevard and Green Street until 8 p.m. Information at

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Envision the Night

Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave.
See Art/Make Art: Spring Open House Exhibitions by Tanya Aguiñiga and John Ziqiang Wu, all-ages art-making, DJs, magical 3-D optics, cash bar with craft beer and wine, and so much more.
Shuttle Route: Central

ArtCenter College of Design
Williamson Gallery, 1700 Lida St.
Reinvigorate your experience of the space around and beyond our planet, in the Williamson Gallery’s immersive art-science SKY exhibition! And glimpse the latest in innovative art and design at ArtCenter’s Student Gallery .
Shuttle Route: North

ArtCenter College of Design
HMCT Gallery (HG), 1700 Lida St.
In Verbis Artis: group exhibition of works created by Los Angeles-based artists that embrace the relationship between typography and art, curated by John David O’Brien
City-funded MiniGrant: Original swing music by Jack’s Cats
Shuttle Route: Central

ArtCenter College of Design
Mullin Gallery, 1700 Lida St.
An immersive, three-channel video installation, Lia Halloran: Double Horizon reflects the artist’s ongoing considerations of the physical, psychological and scientific explorations of space. Utilizing footage captured by four cameras during more than 30 flights piloted by the Lia, and accompanied by original music scored by Allyson Newman
Shuttle Route: Central

artWORKS Teen Center
2914 E. Walnut St.
Teens display their talents through live musical performances and visual arts. This interactive evening includes hands-on, family-friendly drawing and painting activities, screen printing posters and t-shirts.
Shuttle Route: East

City of Pasadena – City Hall
100 N. Garfield Ave.
Spring into ArtNight at the City Hall hub! Listen to live music, create at the Spring art workshop, visit Metro booths, and enjoy a snack before catching a free shuttle to your next ArtNight destination.
Shuttle Route: CentralEastWest

The Gamble House
4 Westmoreland Pl.
Enjoy the Gamble House by night! Periodic appearances by dancers from Lineage Dance Company, performing throughout the house and terraces, will enliven the architecture.
Shuttle Route: Northwest

Jackie Robinson Community Center
1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Browse through the Center’s Jackie Robinson exhibit and enjoy a night full of artistic expression showcasing various art forms and interactive experiences.
Shuttle Route: Northwest

480 N. Arroyo Blvd.
Rock out at a night of hands-on music and play! Create an instrument out of unconventional materials, design your album cover, and join our special guest Rhythm Child to channel your inner drummer.
Shuttle Route: Northwest

300 E. Colorado Blvd
MUSE/IQUE presents a night of Latin Jazz and salsa dancing to energize your spirit. We’ll bring the world-class artists; you bring your dancing shoes!
Shuttle Route: West

Norton Simon Museum
411 W. Colorado Blvd.
Enjoy Beyond the World We Know: Abstraction in Photography, an intimate exhibition featuring innovative and experimental artworks by some of the 20th century’s most celebrated photographers.
Shuttle Route: WestNorth

Parson’s Nose Theater
95 N. Marengo Ave.
Parson’s Nose once again brings scintillating Radio Drama to the stage–Flash Gordon!, The Shadow!, The Romance of Helen Trent! Sponsored by Camels, Schlitz Beer, Sal Hepatica, and Lucky Strikes!Jessica Edelstein
Shuttle Route: West

Pasadena Central Library
285 E. Walnut St.
Celebrate women and their accomplishments throughout history, especially winning the vote 100 years ago, 1920 – 2020, with theatrical performances, music, author presentations, poets, and crafts.
Shuttle Route: West

Pasadena City College
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Jacci Den Hartog: Blood and Bones in Boone Family Art Gallery and Yo am; I soy: Abel Alejandre and Eloy Torrez in Gallery V. Also: original dance works by some of PCC’s top alumnae: Jose Argueta , Alicia Moseley , Jesus Mora, Alan Perez , & Bernadette Sebastian.
Shuttle Route: East

Pasadena Museum of History
470 West Walnut Street
Delve into Starting Anew: Transforming Pasadena, 1890-1930, a fascinating saga of unparalleled growth that transformed Pasadena from an agricultural community into a renowned winter resort and bustling young city.
Shuttle Route: CentralNorthNorthwestWest

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) No Boundaries
300 E. Colorado Blvd, Suite___
626.396.3600 x 88129
No Boundaries 15 showcases the artistic talents of K-12 PUSD students, in collaboration with Side Street Projects, an artist-run partner organization. Hundreds of artworks are on view, accompanied by lively student performances.
Shuttle Route: West

Red Hen Press
1540 Lincoln Ave.
Step right up to the Hen House Carnival! Play mini carnival games for your chance to win free books! Tours and insight into the publishing industry for writers, readers, and editors all night long! Shruti Music Academy
Shuttle Route: Northwest

Shumei Arts Council
2430 E. Colorado Blvd.
Enjoy Japanese taiko drumming by Makoto Taiko at 6:15, 7:15, 8:15, and 9:15 pm, free taiko workshops, and DIY traditional Japanese headbands (hachimaki).
Shuttle Route: East

39 E. Walnut St.
With Hey There Projects in sp[a]ce, intrepid artists and old friends Mark Todd and Aaron Smith bring 19 of their Joshua Tree gallery artists to Pasadena.
Shuttle Route: West

USC Pacific Asia Museum
47 N. Los Robles Ave.
626.449.2742 x 88129
Join us for the opening night of our special exhibition We Are Here: Contemporary Art and Asian Voices in Los Angeles and participate in an experimental workshop led by exhibited artist Sichong Xie.
Shuttle Route: EastWest

Click here to download the full ArtNight Pasadena Brochure.

For information on ArtNight, please call the ArtNight Pasadena Hotline at 626 744-7887 or visit

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