Celebrating 10 Years!
Marking its 10th anniversary as one of the biggest Earth Day events in the Southland, the free family festival features activities, exhibits and entertainment for all ages. Noted radio personality, performer, and author Sandra Tsing Loh will emcee the day’s events.
Outdoor stage line up includes the Sue B. Dance Company, gospel singer Betty Griffin-Keller and the PCC Gospel choir, John Lacques Drumtime, Danza Yankuikuitl, George Sarah Ensemble, Vanish Valley, and El Haru Kuroi. Performing on the stage inside the Armory Center will be Ham Jam, Earthworm Ensemble, Nearly Beloved, Kan Zaman.
FREE PUBLIC FRUIT JAM BY FALLEN FRUIT!!
In addition to the numerous free art workshops, the Armory Center for the Arts is excited to bring world-renowned artist collaborative Fallen Fruit to this year’s festival for a Public Fruit Jam from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Fallen Fruit, an ongoing art collaboration among Los Angeles-based artists David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young, began by creating maps of fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles and other American cities. Their practice has evolved to include an ongoing series of participatory public projects including their ever popular Public Fruit Jams. The public is invited to bring homegrown or “found” public fruit and join in this community-building jam-making art experience. Participation is free and open to everyone.
FIRST EVER SUSTAINABLE BEER GARDEN!!
This year we are thrilled that the Earth and Arts Festival will feature the first-ever sustainable beer garden. Pasadena’s own Craftsman Brewing Company and Los Angeles’s Eagle Rock Brewery will be serving up fourteen-ounce beers for $5 in fully compostable, corn-based cups.
To counter the negative environmental effect of industrial brewing, opt for small hand-craft local brews produced in a more ecologically sustainable fashion. To reduce waste, many brewers – like Eagle Rock Brewery’s Jeremy Raub and Craftsman’s Mark Jilg – reduce their carbon footprint by donating spent grains to local livestock farmers and composters. The quality of these “craft brews” are celebrated by their peers — Craftsman’s Mark Jilg won five first place medals in the Los Angeles County Fair Commercial Beer Competition. Furthermore, Jilg’s beer distributer uses CNG-powered vans and (channeling his inner mad scientist) ingeniously re-uses heat from one part of the brewing process to fuel other parts of the process. So, relax in our first ever Sustainable Beer Garden where local restaurant Pita Pita! will be serving up the fantastic Middle Eastern food to compliment the brews. The eco-friendly Green Truck and local favorite Coolhaus trucks will also be on hand nearby.
Apr 6 2012
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