The Paseo will host the 29th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival on Father’s Day weekend
Proceeds will go to the Light Bringer Project, a Pasadena-based nonprofit arts organization serving Los Angeles County public school students.
PASADENA, Calif., June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Paseo, an open-air downtown lifestyle mall Pasadena (http://www.thepaseopasadena.com), in collaboration with Light Bringer Project, a non-profit organization Pasadena-based on the arts (http://www.lightbringerproject.org), will host the 29th annual Pasadena Chalk Festival of 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Father’s Day weekend, June 18 and 19th. The event is free and open to the public. In addition to showcasing the work of hundreds of talented artists in chalk, the 2022 event will focus on fundraising with donations as well as proceeds from the art gallery/silent auction to benefit programs Light Bringer Project arts education program for underserved youth. Each year, the Light Bringer Project reaches more than 3,500 students from 10 low-income public schools in Los Angeles County with its programs and services. Donations to the Light Bringer Project can be made onsite during the Chalk Festival or online here: http://www.lightbringerproject.org/support.
Nearly three decades in the making, the Pasadena Chalk Festival has become a coveted family event drawing thousands of art lovers to the Paseo to celebrate the history and age-old art of street painting. This year’s event will showcase the talents of nearly 600 chalk artists who will work simultaneously, using more than 25,000 sticks of pastel chalk to create hundreds of life-size murals. Blick Art Materials will provide the chalk that the artists will use to create their murals at the festival as well as new unpainted 12″ x 12″ canvases that the artists will use to create paintings for the art gallery and silent auction. For photos of some of the most creative murals from the past Pasadena Chalk Festivals, visit http://ow.ly/yPAe30skEaj.
“We are extremely grateful for the generosity shown by the Light Bringer Project and our mission each year during the Pasadena Chalk Festival,” said Thomas Coston, President, Light Bringer Project. “The festival is a truly unique community event showcasing some truly amazing and inspiring artwork. It also provides a wonderful opportunity for the public to learn more about the programs and services we provide for children from underserved public schools around the world. Los Angeles County. We are very pleased to partner again with the Paseo to host this remarkable event and we invite all who live or visit Pasadena and its surrounding communities to take part in this year’s festivities. »
During Pasadena Chalk Festival 2022 there will be music and entertainment with a number of must-see events and attractions including:
Live Music: This year there will be six musical performances by talented bands and musicians in a variety of genres. On Saturday June 18visitors to the Pasadena Chalk Festival will enjoy the sounds of Taylor Plenn (Jazz, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.), The Carlos Ordiano Trio (Latin Jazz, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and La Güera Chakaloza y Sus 5 Animales (Norteño, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.). On Sunday June 19the crowd will be entertained by Rhythms of the Village Band (Nigerian Highlife Fusion 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.), Lucas/Heaven (R&B/Jazz, 4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) and Spaghetti Cumbia (Cumbiaquero, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.). For photos of these talented musical artists, visit http://ow.ly/m1Bi30skEAH.
Bazic Kidz Land: Saturday and Sunday June 18 and on the 19th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. near El Cholo
21st Annual Pasadena Police Classic Car Show: Sunday June 19
Animation Alley: the art of animation and animators in action
Chalk of Fame: movie themed chalk art
Artist Gallery/Silent Auction: small, affordable canvas paintings and other merchandise for sale near the main stage, with proceeds going to the Light Bringer Project
Award ceremony for artists: takes place at the end of the festival on Sunday June 19of 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participating artists and mall visitors will select the most outstanding murals for a variety of prizes, including the Paseo People’s Choice Award; Best festival; and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners as well as a variety of other winner categories. Artists will compete for a series of exciting prizes.
Five programs benefiting from the Pasadena Chalk Festival
The Light Bringer Project directs all proceeds from the festival to support five important educational programs, each provided free of charge to area public schools:
1. LA Futures Program: This cutting-edge program pairs public high school students with some of the Los Angeles’ leaders in advertising, marketing, media and digital communications. Students get an inside look at industry practices, processes, and project development, from concept to completion. The organization works closely with the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Career Pathways office to educate high school art academy students about creative career options.
2. Room 13: A movement originally conceived in Scotland, Room 13 is now an international network of student-run creative studios. The Light Bringer project brought Room 13 to United States and created the first studios in Southern California. Currently, four Room 13 creative studios operate in the PUSD.
3. Locavore Lit LA: Locavore Lit LA is an online literary resource for teachers and a classroom experience for students designed to spark a love of writing among students in underserved public schools in Los Angeles. The program helps connect students and the stories and poetry they study with the creators of these plays, engaging students in dialogue and helping them develop their own writing skills. The program currently serves Los Angeles and branch out into Pasadena this autumn.
4. Expressing Feelings: The Expressing Feelings Through Art program is dedicated to mental health recovery and well-being. Each year, students served by the program are challenged to create a work of art that expresses an emotion they experience in their teenage life, and then write an accompanying statement that illuminates their visual imagery.
5. Science fiction competition: with Omega Sci-Fithe Light Bringer Project runs two annual science fiction writing competitions – one for adults (Roswell Prize) and one for teens (Tomorrow Prize) – to nurture promising science fiction writing talent in Los Angeles and around the world.
Photos from the Virtual Pasadena Chalk Festival 2021 can be found here: https://pasadenachalkfestival.org/gallery/, photos from the Virtual Pasadena Chalk Festival 2020 can be found here https://pasadenachalkfestival.org/gallery/2020-virtual – pasadena-chalk-festival/, and photos of the Pasadena Chalk Festival 2019 winning chalk art murals can be found here: https://pasadenachalkfestival.org/winners/.
About the Light Bringer Project
Light Bringer Project is a non-profit organization Pasadena– an arts organization founded in 1990 by residents who explored the historical contributions that artists, architects and artisans have made to the local environment. Inspired by these accomplishments, its founders devised ways to bring more of today’s artists and their creative resources into the mainstream of community life. Today, the organization is widely known for providing arts and educational programs to underserved youth in the greater Pasadena and Los Angeles areas. To learn more, visit the Light Bringer Project website at http://www.lightbringerproject.org and follow it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The Paseo is a 400,000 square foot mixed-use outdoor lifestyle project at Pasadena, California, covering three city blocks with offices, shops, restaurants, the Hyatt Place hotel and 400 loft-style apartments. Discover The Paseo, a unique shopping, dining and entertainment destination located in the heart of historic downtown Pasadena, California. Shop at a beautiful outdoor lifestyle center including West Elm, Bath & Body Works, and DSW, and dine at restaurants such as El Cholo Café, Great Maple, Yard House, and more. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Opening hours for restaurants and some specialty shops may vary. Visit http://www.thepaseopasadena.com for more information and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
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