Avoiding Malls is one of my past times this time of year. A tradition my wife and I started a few years ago is getting one large gift for “the house”. This year we’ll be on Myrtle Avenue in Old Town Monrovia visiting the various Gallery’s who are hosting open houses and special events. We are looking for something big for either the patio or living room. With a little luck we’ll find that piece that makes our hearts sing “buy me”. Regardless it is nice way to meet the local artists, enjoy some art and just hang in Old Town with our friends.
The Three largest Galleries’ will be sponsoring receptions through out the day where you get to meet and greet local artists as well as enjoy their work. They are also hosting receptions at various times of the day so if you plan it right you can nibble and drink your day away. You can end your day by meeting 40 local artists at the Monrovia Art Festival Associations Christmas Party at Paint N Play which is also a FREEBIE to thank everyone for their support this last year. (All the details after the jump).
My friend Rouzanna Berberian whom I met through the Monrovia Art Festival Association has finished has finished a wonderful holiday mural that has helped bring the festive cheer to the Old Town section. Rouzanna is a special lady as she helped start the After School Art Program here in Monrovia.
All are open to the public and are FREE:
– Oh My Godard Gallery
618 S Myrtle Avenue
Monrovia CA 91016
Hosted Art Reception from 1 PM – 3 PM, unveiling of Michael Godard’s newest piece “Money Roll”.
– Segil Fine Art Gallery
1100 W Lime Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
Artist Reception 5PM – 8PM featuring the recent works of local art
– Paint N Play Art Studio & Gallery
418 S Myrtle Avenue
Monrovia CA 91016
Artist Show and Sale starting at 12 Noon running until 10 PM
7:30PM the Monrovia Art Festival Association’s 44th Annual Holiday Party will start in the Paint N Play Art Studio and Gallery and run concurrent to their Art Show and Sale.
This will be a fun day in Old Town Monrovia. Ample parking can be found across from the Police Station behind the Krikorian Theatre and other areas in town.
Just a bit of disclosure. Paint N Play Art Studio and Gallery does have a few of my pieces on display. I will be there periodically in the afternoon if you want to stop by. If we cross paths terrific! Say “HI”, otherwise just come to see what all the galleries have to offer and enjoy the free food and drink! Unfortunately prior commitments will keep me away from the big Monrovia Art Festival Party.
Pic by me, get’s bigger with a little elfin magic and a quick click on the image.