Art Receptions and Parties in Old Town Monrovia Saturday Night

photo by Stephen Coleman
photo by Stephen Coleman

As an alternative to the “Black Friday” frenetic activity Monrovia Association of Fine Art and the Monrovia Old Town Merchants paired up and are putting together a festive party atmosphere in Old Town Saturday 11/28.  Two of the art galleries in town will be featuring artists receptions with free nibbles and wine to lighten up their events.  Numerous merchants and restaurants will be hosting “open house” receptions as well.  Expect carolers to out and about in Old Town Monrovia as well.

Segil Fine Art (110 W Lime Avenue, Monrovia 91016) will host a reception from 6-10PM.  The reception will celebrate the current show “Peace and Light” with the works of Laura Wambsgans.

Paint n Play Art Studio and Gallery (418 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia) will be hosting a reception for featured artist Dino Rassmussen and his nostalgic, kitschy “Mostly Christmas” series.  Also present will be nearly a dozen of other artists represented by the gallery (me included) to share in the holiday cheer and their particular art.  There will be ample nibbles and wine to add to the festive atmosphere created by the music of “Rat Pack” musician Tony Millot.

"Almost Christmas" by Dino Rassmussen
"Almost Christmas" by Dino Rassmussen

Concurrent within the Paint and Play reception will be MAFA’s Silent Auction and Raffle to raise funds to continue bringing art and art education to Monrovia and the surrounding communities.

Disclosure…I do serve on the MAFA board as well as having pieces in the Paint n Play Gallery.