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  • Spring 2015 Mini Grant

    The Arts & Culture Commission of the City of Pasadena is seeking artists and organizations of all sizes and disciplines to reflect the robust cultural life of Pasadena by participating in ArtNight Pasadena March 13, 2015. MiniGrants of $500 each are offered to smaller arts and culture organizations; arts and culture organizations without facilities; independent, non-commercial galleries; musicians; ensembles; and individual artists who live, work or lease property in Pasadena, to offset the cost of participating in the Spring ArtNight event.

    DEADLINE:  JANUARY 13, 2015 5:00 PM

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    ARTNIGHT PASADENA FALL 2014!

    On Friday, October 10, over 26,000 people attended Fall ArtNight Pasadena! With over 20 arts and culture venues to choose from, there was something for everyone--families enjoyed storybook characters at the Pasadena Library. Teens showcased their talents with a monster mash-up workshop to the sounds of a hip hop DJ while Muse/Ique inspired dancing under the stars for all ages at the Levitt Pavilion. Visual arts exhibitions included the Armory Center for the Arts, Boston Court Performing Arts Center and several museums; local galleries included Aahoo and the Offramp Gallery. LA Freewaves created special video installations at Side Street Projects while Lineage Performing Arts presented modern dance and music. These are just some of the night's happenings, here are some photos from Fall ArtNight Pasadena:


    Art Night - City Hall 1 

    Photo credit: Rebecca Gonzalez


     Art Night - City Hall 2 

    Photo credit: Rebecca Gonzalez

     Art Night - City Hall 3 

     Photo Credit: Micaela Hammond


    THANKS TO KCET for this wonderful snippet from earlier this year of Spring 2014 ArtNight:  http://everybodywalk.org/culture-movement-collide-artnight-pasadena/

    JOIN US FOR Spring ArtNight Pasadena on lucky Friday, March 13 2015.


     

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  • Pasadena Artist's Registry

    Pasadena Artist's RegistryThe City of Pasadena's Artist Registry is an online resource for individuals, schools, arts organizations and others looking to buy art, to hire teaching artists for special programs or permanent employment, or to network with artists in the community. This directory also provides a free venue in which artists and arts organizations can promote their services and strengthen their visibility.

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    Artist's Resource Directory

    Artist's Resource DirectoryThis Directory is provided as a service to the Pasadena community through the support of the City Manager, the Cultural Affairs Division, the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and Cultural Nexus

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    Cultural Nexus

    Cultural NexusBeginning in February 2004, the City of Pasadena, led by the Cultural Affairs Division and Arts Commission, embarked on the Cultural Nexus (CNP).  The CNP will be Pasadena's first comprehensive cultural plan and will be largely developed through a series of town hall meetings and special workshops. 

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    Public Art Program for the Pasadena Convention Center

    Convention CenterArts & Culture Commission approved the exterior artworks for the Pasadena Center at the December 10, 2008 Commission meeting. The artworks were reviewed by City Council and this project is currently on hold.