The 12th Annual Pasadena ArtWalk celebrates the Playhouse District with a FREE juried art show and sale from a wide variety of local artists while also offering patrons the opportunity to experience all of the amazing art the District has to offer.  Set in the cultural heart of Pasadena with art, music, and activities, Green Street will provide the perfect shaded canopy for this unique, all-ages art event.

Pasadena ARTWalk

Saturday, October 14
11:00AM – 6:00PM
Green St. & Madison Ave.

Juried Art Show & Sale

Pasadena ArtWalk highlights some of the best Southern Californian visual artists showcasing their work in painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, mixed media, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, and printmaking.

Art Stroll

Art Stroll offers art enthusiasts a feast for the senses.

Dia de Los Muertos at Zona Rosa Caffe

15 S. El Molino Ave.
23rd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Exhibition upstairs in the café. From cereal box altars, paper dolls to paintings, the exhibit celebrates Dia De Los Muertos through the multicultural history and artistic expressions of our community. The exhibit is family friendly.

Utility Wraps on Colorado & Union

Artist: Susan Silton  |  Colorado Blvd.
Free speech-themed art installation.

Artist: Alicia Gorecki  |  Union St.
Design celebrates imagination through a colorful depiction of a childhood adventure.

Artist: Alicia Gorecki  |  Walnut Ave.
Illustration reflects on the usefulness of the investment in education by conjuring local history through the depiction of one of Pasadena’s first high schools.

Artists: John David O’Brien & Molly Bendall  |  Union St.
Designs incorporate photographs of the area layered with paint and text.

Crosswalk Art

Artist: Cynthia Luna
Crosswalk art at 11 different crossings, all near art institutions (the Pacific Asia Museum, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, the Pasadena Playhouse, Laemmle’s, Vroman’s, the Boston Court Performing Arts Center, and the Ice House).

River Migration
Artist: Hataya Tubtim
Local artist Hataya Tubtim’s design uses the movement of Steelhead Trout which are native to the Arroyo Seco’s local natural history, over three crosswalk sites to echo the movement of people moving through the urban environment.

Vroman’s (Art on the Stairwell)

695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Alicia Gorecki
Vroman’s Art on the Stairwell presents artist Alicia Gorecki “balance, structure, strength”

Alicia Gorecki’s work seeks connections, be they personal or artistic, within the work and in communication with the viewer. She is primarily focused on narrative, however she adventurously pursues new techniques, inspiration, and knowledge through her work. With roots in painting, drawing, and printmaking, she is also an accomplished digital artist. She bridges multiple arts disciplines, industry, and stylistic boundaries. Common themes in her work include, home, balance, the strength of women, tradition, structure and support.

Pasadena Playhouse

39 S. El Molino Ave.  |  11:00AM to 5:00PM
Bazaar hosted by Friends of The Pasadena Playhouse volunteer support group featuring a Bake Sale, Jewelry, Clothing and Holiday Items. Mini Tours of the Pasadena Playhouse will be given from 11:00AM – 1:00PM.

Collete Miller

459 E. Colorado Blvd.
Global Angel Wings Project
Popular on social media, the interactive angel wings street art are painted everywhere from Kenya to Melbourne, and now here in Pasadena.

Walt Girdner Gallery & Studio

27 S. El Molino Ave. | 11:00AM to 8:00PM
An installation of new releases of Walt Girdner’s photographs of Mexico, one of his favorite regions to visit. These photographs continue to explore his earlier themes, looking at ordinary people in day-to-day pursuits as well as panoramic rural vistas. Here, they combine with the themes of Mexican life, ranging from the dramatic and bloody contest of a bullfight to the deeply agrarian basis of life in the Mexican countryside. They include images of a child brickmaker and a young glassblower, extending Girdner’s focus on the condition and sensibilities of young people.

Monopole Wine

21 S. El Molino Ave. | 11:00AM to 10:00PM
Todd Westover
Todd Westover’s work depicts abstract flowers, shapes that can be traced back to a doodle as a child on school notebooks. Todd started painting with his two young children. At first trying to use up the paint they left behind, he painted flower patterns that reflected his love of 1950’s and 60’s pop culture imagery. Also a graphic designer and photographer, he has art directed several national newsstand magazines, designed websites, videos, posters, CD packaging, and lots of other stuff.

More to be announced!

Free & Reduced Museum Admisison

Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)
490 E. Union St  |  12:00PM to 5:00PM
FREE Admission

Southern California Children’s Museum
459 E Colorado Blvd | 2:00PM to 4:00PM
$3 OFF Admission

Hands-On Activities

Art Hearts

Using bits and pieces from stickers to pom poms to markers to crayon, decorate your own heart to take home.

Presented by First United Methodist Church

Design with PMCA

Design a Hollywood film poster and create block print designs inspired by Hollywood in Havana: Five Decades of Cuban Posters Promoting U.S. Films and LA Redux: Reduction Linocuts by Dave Lefner exhibitions at PMCA.

Presented by Pasadena Museum of California Art

Art Hearts


Learn the traditional Japanese art or technique of folding paper into a variety of decorative or representational forms, as of animals or flowers. Presented by

More to be announced!

Walking Tour

Explore the Playhouse District with Pasadena Walking Tours and tour public art installations and gallery exhibits in the district. The one-hour tours begin at 10:30AM and 12:00PM and start the Pasadena ArtWalk Information Booth on Green St. and Madison Ave.


Coming Soon!

Restaurant Promotions

Several Playhouse District restaurants will have special offer for ArtWalk attendees on Saturday, October 14th. Pasadena ARTWalk sticker or program is required – pick one up at the Information Booth!