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8 Reasons to Attend The Arts Crawl Saturday

Arts Crawl is from 5 to 9 p.m. this Saturday. More than 40 shops and boutiques will stay open late.

Artists and businesses in South Pasadena are teaming up again to host an from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 14.

Here are six reasons why you should go:

1. Carnival cut-outs. Look for these fun photo opps scattered around town—mostly on Mission Street. Designed by local artists, this collaborative project is sponsored by and . It's the brainchild of resident creative director Marie Miller. Be sure to snap a pic, and upload it to this article!

2. Food Trucks. Popular food trucks such as Slammin’ Sliders, Dosatruck, Auntie’s Fry Bread and Paradise Cookies will be in town. South Pas eateries will also be open late, including , and

3. An Open Mic. Highlighting poets from all around the San Gabriel Valley, SPArC will present "Visions and Voices of the Valley" from 6 to 9 p.m. at the . Expect spoken word and music acts on stage, including Detour Improv and the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts.

4. Arts & Crafts. Learn how to sew with Sew Cranky at Heritage Gardens by the Walking Man statue. DeMilo Design (Corner of Mission St. and Fremont Ave.) will also have ongoing letterpress printing demonstrations. Artist Barb Skoogs will be demonstrating paper marbeling at . (Author Stephen Jared will also be in the store.) And artisan jeweller Dana Onaga will be in .

5. Live Music. C-Horse will be at , Brad Colerick & Friends at , Tall Cello Guy at the (show starts at 7 p.m.), Music by Ralphy at , a DJ at . And much more at , , and .

6. An Outdoor Movie Screening. After dark, a (yet to be announced) movie will be projected on the side of the , courtesy of and the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation.

7. Discounts. Several merchants and restaurants will offer specials and sales. Customers who show an Arts Crawl Program can get 15 percent off at is also offering $50 off on window treatments. 

8. Lots of artwork. Check out the following galleries for special art shows: , , , SPMC Gallery (1106 Fair Oaks Avenue inside The .), , , Laurie Hendricks Gallery (inside ) and . 

Patch Asks: Will you be at the Arts Crawl Saturday? Upload your photos to this article!

heather July 09, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Mix n' Munch will be open, and local girl band "He's Aight" will be preforming at 6:30!
Kristen Lepore (Editor) July 09, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Thanks, Heather! Anyone else know of special performances, art shows, etc. happening Saturday night that we didn't list in this article?
vt July 10, 2012 at 01:43 AM
The film to screen Saturnday night on the side of the Iron Works museum will be THE BEATLES in YELLOW SUBMARINE, just after sunset, approx 8:15pm.
Scott Feldmann July 11, 2012 at 01:44 AM
And the pesky rooftop spotlight shall be turned OFF. We found the switch!
Jones Foyer July 12, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Wow, great! When I was a little kid I remember going to the park and sitting a blanket eating popcorn and watching Yellow Submarine, must have been in the late 1970's up in Oregon. No idea what was going on but I enjoyed it!

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