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Local Artists Showcase the Arroyo’s Beauty at La Casita Paint Out Sale Today

Published on Oct 22, 2023

In the heart of Pasadena, a cultural heritage landmark known as La Casita del Arroyo stands as a testament to the vibrant spirit of the local community. On Sunday, October 22, this historic site will host a “Paint Out Sale,” an event that brings together the creative talents of more than two dozen 20 local artists. These artists, having spent countless hours painting in and around La Casita, will showcase their works for sale, each piece a unique interpretation of the Arroyo and its surrounding areas.

The Paint Out Sale is more than just an art exhibition; it’s an invitation to experience the beauty and history of La Casita Del Arroyo itself. The building and its surrounding gardens, a testament to water-wise and drought-tolerant landscaping, will be open for public enjoyment. The Butterfly Sanctuary, in particular, is a must-see for nature lovers.

Tom Siefert, a board member of the La Casita Foundation and director of the art program at La Casita Del Arroyo, speaks of the event with enthusiasm.

“It’s one of our major fundraising events,” he says. “We have 28 artists coming – top artists, plein air artists from around the local area. They’re all outstanding. Most of them have participated with us for the full eight years that we’ve been doing this.”

The event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering attendees not only the chance to enjoy and purchase art but also to engage with the artists themselves. It’s an opportunity to delve into their creative processes, to understand how they started and how they approach their projects.

The Paint Out Sale is not just about art; it’s about community. It’s about supporting the La Casita Foundation and its mission to maintain the gardens at this historic landmark. Every painting purchased – with prices ranging from $200 to $1,000 – contributes to this cause.

La Casita Del Arroyo is more than just a building; it’s a symbol of community spirit and cultural heritage. Designed in 1933 by renowned architect Myron Hunt as a community meeting house, it has weathered fires and seen restorations, always standing as a beacon for the community. Its gardens are a testament to sustainable landscaping, separated from the bustle of Arroyo Boulevard by a low stone wall and iron gates.

As you walk through these gardens on October 22, surrounded by river-rock walls and large granite boulders, remember that you’re not just attending an event – you’re becoming part of a story that spans decades, a story of art, community, and cultural heritage.

La Casita Del Arroyo is located at 177 S Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena.

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