The Summer Arts Crawl: A Summer Celebration of the Arts in South Pasadena this Saturday

Artists and businesses team up to celebrate the arts with another fun and family friendly “Neighborhood Night-on-the-Town” on Saturday, July 15, from 5 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and produced by SPACE, the South Pasadena Arts Crawl welcomes people of all ages to this free event, which includes gallery openings, art activities, live music, open houses, restaurant specials and sales throughout the business district. Mission Street, and adjacent blocks, will be abuzz with activities–a perfect way to enjoy the summer season in the South Pasadena community.

Activities for All Ages Include:

Pack a picnic, cruise down Mission and see a free screening of the film Grease on the Ironworks Museum’s grassy lawn. The film starts at 8:45 pm and is hosted by The South Pasadena Preservation Foundation. Create artwork inspired by insects at “It’s a Bug’s Life”, a free interactive art activity at the South Pasadena City Hall courtyard. Don’t miss out on The Artisans’ Corner, offering a variety of handmade art and gifts from Bellagazoo, SOPA Artists, Precious Few on Earth, Jikits, Let’s Rock Vintage Clothing, Sonali Kolhatkar, Craig Bethel/Thunderbachs, Peru Pa Ti and Vardot Tarot.

Other Event Highlights:

Judson Studios, legendary glass fabrication studio, opens their doors for gallery tours of their current projects. SPARC Gallery, at the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, hosts the opening night for artist Marybeth Heffernan’s show. Old Focals will showcase a photo exhibition by Ildiko Laszlo. The South Pasadena Public Library, the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library and the South Pasadena Chinese American Club present a Chinese-themed exhibit of contemporary paintings and sculptures by emerging artist Shenping Wang, plus a musical performance by Judy Ying, an accomplished Guzheng (Chinese zither) player. Hotbox Vintage features illustrations by Eric Fabbro and complimentary drinks. The Laurie Hendricks Gallery presents a group show, “Colors of Summer,” including colorful new paintings by Laurie Hendricks, Kevin Macpherson, Leon Loughridge, Larry Cannon, Patti Bruce and Tom Balderas. Vavé Studios Flower Shop & Boutique hosts artist Defective Barbie, who will be painting a mural in their new space as well as a flower crown bar from 5–7p.m. Bungalow 1026 opens their doors for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. followed by a reception. De Milo Design Studio & Letterpress invites crawlers to make their own print on its antique press. SugarMynt showcases a surprise giveaway and “Captured”, a photography show, plus vintage photos of Pancho Villa. Vidéothèque features the magical artwork of Martina Moreno.

There will also be numerous live performances throughout the evening.

Arroyo Outdoor presents a performance by South Pasadena’s very own Taylor Plenn and Friends; Kaldi Coffee and Tea hosts performer Tisa Adamson from 5:30–7:30 p.m, and South Pasadena Music Center & Conservatory presents a live music marathon!

Other businesses offering specials and sales during the event are:

There are a lot of fun sales to be had the night of the Arts Crawl! Kidd’s Jewelry Heist (behind Dinosaur Farm) offers a $5.00 Bracelet Bonanza complete with your charm of choice and eclectic artist Sharon Romero showcasing her whimsical art. Retreat, a new lifestyle boutique, features jewelry artist Amanda K. Lochron and offers a sale and refreshments. Rosebuds and Rosestuds will donate 25% of their proceeds to the gofundme account for Aramazd Andressian Jr.

Camille de Pedrini/Marz/Rue de Mimo offers 30-50% off sale items, and, toy store Dinosaur Farm offers a sale and free face-painting. Dual Crossroads will have fine candles, soaps and more by local artisans, plus a sale. Duncan Taylor offers 15% off all art and 20% off all furniture. Jasleen presents a retail sale and refreshments while you shop. The Maya Salon, a new salon on Mission, will provide a free gift with purchase, and Peltier Home offers a floor sample sale with up to 75% off.

Foodie Happenings:

Mission Wines hosts the official Arts Crawl pre-party with a summer beer tasting for $10 from 1–5 p.m. Don’t miss out on The Munch Company’s grand re-opening ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. with live music and refreshments, head over to Radhika Modern Indian Bistro for 50% off all appetizers from 5–9 p.m. Delicious margaritas abound at Aro Latin, $7 margarita from 5–9 p.m., and La Fiesta Grande, with each house margarita get an extra shot for $1, plus an appetizer special. Moo on Mission invites patrons to beat the heat with a free waffle cone with their purchase of an ice cream cone. Food trucks will be stationed up and down Mission for crawlers looking for a quick bite, including Gastrobus, a farmers’ market bistro creating dishes from the fruits and vegetables available at the market, and Los Angeles Shave Ice, dishing out icy treats for the whole family.


Patrons can park in the SPUSD Administration parking lot, between Fairview and Diamond, and walk to the more than 25 participating shops and boutiques. The Metro Gold Line South Pasadena Station will put you right in the heart of the event.

The quarterly Arts Crawls are presented by the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, and produced by SPACE, to provide a showcase for artists and musicians and to highlight the city’s unique business district.

More information can be found online at, or visit the Facebook page “Arts Crawl South Pasadena”.

CONTACT: Hope Perello at South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce