Yes, it’s Father’s Day Weekend at Paseo Colorado and see more than 500 artists from all over southern California create 200 murals in pastel chalk, using the pavement as their canvas.
Murals range in subject matter from the classical to whimsical, including renditions of masterpieces, abstract, portraiture, movie images, 3D effects, animation, et al! An Art Gallery & Silent Auction showcasing 200 original paintings created by the chalk artists makes great affordable art, with all proceeds benefitting the arts and learning programs of Light Bringer Project.
Young children can enjoy making art and having their face painted in Kid’s Chalkland. And you can enjoy Classic Cars showcased along Green Street on Father’s Day Sunday. Have tacos and a chilled drink in the El Cholo Cantina providing al fresco seating, with a portion of proceeds benefitting Light Bringer Project. Paseo Colorado offers a great selection of restaurants, cafes, unique retail shops, the ArcLight Movie Theater, and more!!
Where: Paseo Colorado, 280 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101. Murals also extend across Green Street onto the Convention Center concourse.
Cost: FREE! Bring the Family
Parking: Parking is available at many locations near the festival. Paseo Colorado recommends parking in one of the following garages: Marengo Parking Structure located on the corner of Marengo Avenue and Green Street; or the Los Robles Parking Structure located on the corner of Los Robles Avenue and Greet Street. There is also subterranean parking below the Paseo Colorado with entrances on Colorado Boulevard and on Green Street. Parking is free for 90 minutes and the rates are $1.50 per half hour, with a daily maximum of $6.00 with validation.
Mural by Michaela Chapman
Mural by Gus Moran and Family
Mural by the Gaona Brothers
Mural by Julio Jimenez, 3D Effect
Mural by Marcella Swett
Photos by Brian Biery
2013 Featured Mural, “Aye See You” by Jennifer Swain, 2012 Festival
Light Bringer Project would like to thank the following major sponsors: