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5 Art Experiences To Check Out At 'BoldPas: A Day Of Art And Play'

Chelsea Boxwell's "Pink is the new kinda lingo". (Courtesy of BoldPas)

While Old Pasadena is mostly visited for its shopping and dining options, BoldPas will be adding another layer of intrigue to the area. BoldPas plans to bring art installations and interactive experiences to its unique public spaces on June 8th from 12pm - 8pm.

There will be 17 large-scale art installations throughout historic Old Pasadena, but here are five that we suggest you check out:

CAPT. JAMES - "CAPT'S BIG COLORING BOOK"

Capt. James, who is from Pasadena, is offering a new coloring experience. His "coloring book" won't be bound to the paper book style we all grew up with; instead, using two oversized easels, he'll create signature graphic line drawings on one and then transfer each to the second easel for guests to color and complete.

OLGA LAH - "THE CONSTANCE OF GLORY"

This piece exists to ask "What are spaces in our life where we stand in wonder? Where and when are we fully engaged with who we are?" "The Constance of Glory" installation transforms a regular, non-spectacular parking structure into a wall of color using a shimmering mylar "curtain" suspended from the third floor above.

CHELSEA BOXWELL - "PINK IS THE NEW KINDA LINGO"

Anyone who is looking for a perfect photo op should stop by this installation because your chances of finding another 800-square-foot pink canvas draped over an alley like this are probably slim.

NATHANIEL OSOLLO - "CARDBOARD TV"

Get your phones out again for this one. Nathaniel Osollo's "Cardboard TV" is the first augmented reality installation at BoldPas and will pair your phones to his seemingly inoperative cardboard televisions that will display animations and videos.

KATBING - "ART OBSERVES ART"

KATBING, Katherine Bingley, has had her installations at several festivals, including Desert Daze and Music Tastes Good, while her murals and street art pieces can be found all around Los Angeles. For BoldPas, KATBING has created an outdoor installation that includes a large yellow character that looms over a pedestal. The art invites the viewer to take a seat and become part of the art.

These are just five of the many art experiences that are transforming Old Pasadena during BoldPas. Local business will also be offering hands-on art opportunities. For example, Warby Parker will host the artist and illustrator Brian Rea and he will be creating custom bookmarks for guests to take home with them.

BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play

  • Saturday, June 8th from 12pm - 8pm
  • Old Pasadena Public Alleys (Mercantile Place and three legs of Big Bang Theory Way)
  • Free and open to the public
  • Pasadena Transit is offering free rides on its Route 10 between Lake Avenue and Fair Oaks Avenue

For the schedule, maps, and other information, visit their website here.