Welcome to SPARC – South Pasadena Arts Council

Spend time enjoying festivals, musical programs, theatre, interactive arts projects, galleries, and special events.  Here in South Pasadena, there is an organization committed to showcasing the deep, layered, and rich artistic talent we, and our neighboring communities have to offer. We are SPARC.


 Now accepting proposals for

Box Art Project Phase II 

Click here to download application

Deadline  5:00 p.m., Friday, June 24, 2016

"Girl Talk"

 SPARC at 626 Golden Streets

Sunday, June 26

10 am – 2 pm

SPARC will be participating in the event 626 Golden Streets on June 26th with two interactive projects

Yarn Bombing and Drum Workshops and Drumming Circles

Garfield Park on Mission Street. Participation is free!!
We are partnering with Yarn Bombing Los Angeles (YBLA) to yarn bomb several trees in Garfield Park – 10 am – 2 pm.

YBLA’s work blends and reinterprets different artistic genres of street art, public art, fiber art, social practice, craft, and high art.

YBLA’s mission is to create a form of community-generated, site-specific public art that is tactile and accessible, while at the same time initiating dialogue about cross-generation connections and craft history.

Jaz Teach Photo

Also we are presenting Drumming Workshops and Drum Circles led by renowned percussionist  and SPARC Steering Committee member Jaz Sawyer.

Jaz and colleague(s) will conduct the workshops and circles at the following times:


They will set up just east of the entrance to the park on Mission. They will provide the needed percussion instruments.

We are inviting the public to participate in these projects. Come out enjoy the day have fun and join us! For More Information: www.626goldenstreets.com

SPARC Gallery


McCracken poster



The Box Art Project Phase I is now complete and the public is invited to view the Art Boxes around the Downtown Business District.                                                                                                        

Please click on the link to guide yourself:   Box Art Map 

To support public art in South Pasadena       Click here

  Phase I Box Art Designs

“Jacaranda Spring” by Laurie Hendricks


“In the Event of All Things To Be, or Have Been, Being Now” by Timothy Smith








“Route 66 Forever” by Don Bloom

“Bonzai Tree” by Mike Saijo










“Concert and Art on the Green” by Valerie Johnson Trimarchi





“Ostriches #7” by Kelly Conte








“The Parrots of South Pasadena” by Tatiana Viquez






“Ostrich, Coyote, Parrot” by Yuki Toy








“The Gold Rose” by Susann Berti


“Girl Talk” by Lekit Im