Event preview: Guide to the 2021 Al Fresco Arts Crawl

Story by Eddie Zhou
Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

The South Pasadena Arts Crawl will return for the first time since the Coronavirus pandemic, offering a free, al fresco community event on Saturday, July 17. Sponsored by the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, the event will feature art exhibitions and activities, open houses, live music, as well as food and drinks. 

The family-friendly event will offer a diverse array of options for all ages. The Public Library and SugarMynt Gallery will both provide kid-friendly activities, including feather decorating and a mini Halloween town. Other locations, such as Santa Fe Crafts, SPARC Gallery, and Camille DePedrini, will exhibit a variety of artwork from artists such as Ernest Moore, Noe Pina, and Billy Marks. 

Attendees of the event can also enjoy live music at multiple locations. Local jewelry boutique Jeweled Universe will present singer-songwriter Michelle Repadic and Jones Coffee Roasters will host the Mehden Jazz Trio. Bands Double Naught Spy Car and The Drive will also perform at vintage eyewear shop Old Focals and local pub Griffins of Kinsale, respectively. Other live performance locations include Mamma’s Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta, The Dinosaur Farm, Square Deal Barber Shop, ARO Latin, and Simplee Boba.

Jones Coffee Roasters and Republic of Lucha will host artist receptions, most notably featuring Mexican artist Sergio Arau’s “A 3 Caidas,” and Noa Melendez will also present a pop-up art show at Hotbox Vintage. Food and drinks can be found at ARO Latin, Griffins of Kinsale, Simplee Boba, and TeaMorrow, with discounts available at participating stores. 

The arts crawl will run from 4 p.m to 8 p.m. along Mission Street.

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