Free: BoldPas Art Takeover

The new stroll-and-see-art happening is set for the second Saturday in August.

Do you Old Pas?

We don't mean do you regularly call upon Old Pasadena, the historic-cool, alley-awesome, shop- and restaurant-laden quarter of the Crown City, for we're quite sure that, at least now and then, you do.

But do you Old Pas, as in, do you like to say "Old Pas"? In the catchy way that locals will sometimes shorten a neighborhood name when speaking, making the area in question feel just a tad hipper, at least in terms of the nickname game?

If you do, you know know the origin of BoldPas, the brand-new, 100% free "Art Takeover" that's set to bloom around the charming area on Saturday, Aug. 12.

You don't have to pay a thing to soak in the "...intersection of design, architecture, art, history, and public space," a mind-growing meet-up that will play out through a dozen installations.

These site-specific works? You won't need to enter any gallery or museum to admire them; they'll be outside, under the sky, in the aforementioned alleyways, those quaint walk-throughs that are synonymous with Old Pas.

And now, of course, BoldPas, too.

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Will you meet some of the artists as you stroll, stop, and ponder? They'll be around, so say hello. The artists hail from around the Los Angeles region, and their resumés shall run the gamut, from seasoned creators to emerging up-and-comers.

And painter-muralist Andrew Hem will be out, too, with his brushes, fashioning a fresh work before visitors' very eyes.

Perhaps you've done the popular ArtNight Pasadena before, and loved it. It's a separate event from BoldPas, and solely a nighttime thing, as its name suggests, while BoldPas'll be out in the sunshine, with a small foray into evening.

The hours for the art takeover? Be there any time from noon to 8 o'clock.

If you've experienced ArtNight Pasadena, or another alfresco art event around town, you know the thrill of finding art that spoke to you, and walking among other supporters of the creative spirit, and you know the joy of doing it all for free.

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