Artists wouldn’t be artists if they didn’t believe a picture is worth a thousand words, so this story will be told in pictures rather than words.
But writers being writers, there of course must be an introduction.
The second annual Art on Millionaire’s Row event at the Altadena Library on Saturday was even grander and more successful than the first. There were more booths filled with arts and crafts, greater variety of media in the juried competition, and added components of book art and a food court. Forty-five painters, potters, sculptors, quilters, jewelers, photographers, and woodworkers displayed their wares in booths in the parking lot and along Mariposa Street.
Music was provided by several groups, notably Eliot Middle School’s string ensemble and Pasadena High School’s jazz band. Food was on sale by Coffee Gallery, Pastries by Nancy, Pasadena Coffee, Amy’s Patio Café, L.A. Feast, Bill’s Chicken, Anita’s Sausages, and Greenz on Wheelz.
“Millionaire’s Row” refers to the section of Mariposa Street that was lined with extravagant homes built by millionaires in the late 19th century for winter homes. The library sits on the site where the G.G. Green mansion used to stand.
The art competition and festival was hosted by Friends of the Library to benefit the Altadena Library Foundation.