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Hot July Art Walk

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Although the sun blazed in all its glory, that did not stop the crowd from enjoying the La Habra Art Walk on July 8. Adam Schoudeneker serenaded with one microphone.  Although it wasn’t the best audio, it was still good. It was so much fun when “Mr. La Habra” and “Miss Lady Bugs” hammed it up in Facebook Live stream. Here are pictures of the event.

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Adam rocked!

This photo was actually taken during the La Habra concert at the park a week prior.

This photo was actually taken during the La Habra concert at the park a week prior.

This photo was actually taken during the La Habra concert at the park a week prior.


The little guy was sucking his thumb and wondering where his Mommy was. He was about to leave for France and join his parents.


Doesn’t she remind you of a famous painting?


Is that really you?


Mr. La Habra and Miss Lady Bugs! They were laughing the whole time!


Lois is a writer. This was her first time to come to the Art Walk. She stayed until closing.

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His wife had discovered us via the web and Scott went straight to the caricature booth. Scott made a rare request of getting his side view done. When he was just a boy he had a caricature done of his side view and he wanted to compare how he changed over the years. He was extremely pleased and donated a big amount.


Thanks to Rachel, the Art Walk secretary and “Caricature Manager” who had a “nice” wad of bills that was all donated to the Art Walk.


Last Caricatures of the day — A boxer and a baseball fan.

See you next time!

Changes to the Fence Project

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The Art Walk is still set to create the fence art in Washington Middle School on April 29. But after much consideration, the group decided that the original concept would cost too much.  So we limited the area to just the tallest and widest area of the fence.

Here is the latest design.


Red, White and Blue will be marching with the school slogan following behind them. The estimated cost will be about $400. The labor will be free but the material isn’t.

Fence Art for I Love La Habra

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The Art Walk is making plans for a “Love La Habra” event. On April 29, 2017 hundreds of volunteers will be scattered around the neighborhood to show unity and love.  Pre-selected areas will be cleaned up and beautified.


The board of the La Habra Art Walk wondered what we could do to help the Washington Middle School. What can the Art Walk do that will 1) promote art, 2) engage the community and 3) help the school? Do we paint the walls? Do a mural? Do we paint signs? Raoul Pascual came up with Fence Art. Raoul will design the artwork and groups of children/volunteers will be assigned sections of the fence.


The Perimeter fence of Washington Middle School

With the help and encouragement of Michelle Bernier we consulted with Principal Mario Carlos who said the neighborhood (which is mostly Hispanic) is nervous about the INS (Immigration and Naturalization System) and are afraid to join public gatherings. He wants the community to feel safe and have a purpose. Carlos said he wants the kids to look forward to college.


Raoul Pascual, Jeff Bernier, Michelle Bernier and Principal Mario Carlos.


Raoul developed a concept of putting colored cups on the perimeter fence.  According to Raoul he has “seen it in some fences but I have never really done this but in theory, the plan should work.” Originally, the concept was to design a fence with children running and even having an animation that can be seen at night. After some preliminary calculations Raoul decided it would be too ambitious for the first attempt.


Then Raoul thought of a train with a long caboose with the name of the school.


But after the talk with Principal Carlos we learned that their mascot was “The Patriots.” So we adjusted our idea to have the famous painting of the marching patriots translated into “pixels” — where one slot of the fence equals one pixel.


Here is the concept:



Here is the projected pixel artwork.




It took several hours of experimentation but we believe we’re ready for March 29.  If you’re in the area and not busy, come and join us. It should be quite an experiment. The Art Walk board will be doing the more complex main fence and will supervise the other fences. Volunteers will be handed a template and provided with “plastic cups.” (Michelle discovered that regular drinking cups will not fit in the fence holes so she is ordering special “put-in cups”).  We recommend you form teams of 5. Each team should assign a leader who will call the shots of where to place the cups. Raoul will be there to assist and advice your creation.

C’m’on down and make your city proud!


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DUE:  Monday, March 6, 2017 by 10:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

The City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division is pleased to request qualifications from eligible artists/artist teams for the Glenarm Power Plant Public Art Project.

All respondents to this RFQ must do so via the CaFE website: (see Glenarm Power Plant Public Art).


The Request for Qualifications seeks an experiential artwork that will elevate the visual impact of the Glenarm Power Plant day and night, enhancing it with light, color and/or motion activated artwork.  The budget is $765,000 and the deadline is March 6, 2017, 10:59 PST.

Rochelle Branch
Cultural Affairs Manager
City of Pasadena
175 N. Garfield Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 744-7062


All submissions must be submitted electronically. Artists can submit materials online
to: on or before 10:59 p.m. PST on Monday, March 6, 2017.

The deadline to submit questions related to this RFQ is Tuesday, February 21, 2017 prior to
12:00 p.m. (noon). Any questions submitted after the date and time specified will not be

Questions shall be in written format and be submitted ONLY via e-mail. A written response to all RFQ questions will be posted on by Friday, February 24, 2017 prior to 12:00 p.m. (noon).

Questions regarding this Request for Qualifications should be directed only to the person(s)
designated below. Do not contact any other City employee or official regarding this RFQ.

Pre-proposal Community Meeting
The City is hosting a community meeting to review the RFQ at Art Center College of Design,
located at 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway, on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Visit for more information. Attendance is not required to be eligible to respond to this RFQ.


Art Walk at the Tamale Festival 2016

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The La Habra Art Walk ended 2016 with a bang at the Tamale Festival on November 27, 2016. It was the most challenging event to date because it required a lot of coordination with the City of La Habra, the Tent company, and the booth sponsors. There was rain during most of the weekend.

Here are the pictures to prove it.


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Here’s a quick video by Nathan Bernier:


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Here’s one more video. A time lapse video:

Holiday Boutique

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The Art Walk started on a Friday evening and ended on a Sunday evening — Nov. 11 to Nov. 13. The event was held in 3 places — the Veterans Building, the Art Gallery and the Historical Museum.


Here are pictures of the event. Many of the vendors will be returning at the Tamali Festival on Nov. 27.

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Art Walk at La Fiesta 2016

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Sunday, October 2, from 8am to 4pm the Art Walk came out in full force at Our Lady of Gaudalupe Church‘s annual La Fiesta. Art from various schools and Grade levels were displayed — many celebrating the Halloween season. This was the first time that the OLG decided to include the Art Walk in its festivities. Throngs of people (estimated at 8,000) were weaving in and out of the exhibits.

According to Suzzane, only 1 pumpkin was left out of 200 that the Art Walk brought to the fair.

(Photo courtesy of Suzzane Michel, Art Walk Board Chair)


Here are some pictures:

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Sept 10 Art Walk at the Mysterium Theatre

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Photo by Miguel Pola

It was supposed to be at the Children’s Museum but some last minute adjustments switched the location to the next door neighbor — the Mysterium Theatre. And wouldn’t you know it, Mysterium  moved its entire production to the the open air … right outside the Children’s Library.

I parked outside the streets and as soon as I got off the car, I heard people speaking with a British accent. I gazed over and I thought the Shakespear theater had moved in. It turned out that the Mysterium was doing an original re-write of Robin Hood. I looked around and did not see the rest of the Art Walk people so I decided to watch the play and draw caricatures of the actors. I also did a caricature of one of the audience who was visiting from Australia.

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When the play was over I moved to the Mysterium and there the Art Walk people were. It had a  more cozy arrangement than the previous events. It was nice.


I wanted to do my caricatures as usual but I forgot to bring my chair and table.  I decided to enjoy going around and chatting with people.

Here are some pictures of the event. Courtesy of professional photographer Miguel Pola.

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Of course we had our hand painted unique bowling pins up for auction.

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Raoul Pascual of WYNK Marketing doing caricatures.

Amy Brick, the friendly Real Estate agent was one of the few sketched I made that day.



Lilia Milloy of Teoli Creations shows off her hand-made accessories, jewelries and outfits.
Phone: 714 470-5250

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Nadia Roldan, Illustrator and Art Educator makes whimsical artwork. She weaves stories around her artwork on her website:


Here are some pictures from my smart phone:


The La Habra Art Gallery encouraged people to do on-the-spot drawings. Luz does a little singing on the side.

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Guitars made out of cigarette boxes and other unusual musical items were for sale.

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Kathy Walters displays her gorgeous Halloween collection.
Phone: 562 696-5026


Oh Comadre Candles

Erica and Marcella Gomez had organic candles in various scents. Marcella constantly experiments with her products. Next time she says she will have Peppermint candles.
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Kel Henderson
14122 Springdale St.
Westminster, CA 92683


Jeff Bernier, that suave, deboniar macho man and fishing coach and HS teacher serenades his number one fan — Michelle.

Art Walk at the Children’s Museum Aug 13, 2016

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Another hot day in August.  A new addition to this Art Walk event was the entertainment courtesy of Bravo Academy of Music.  The students were amazing. The choice of music was very good as they played a little rock and a little pop.

Here are pictures of the event.

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Welcome to the La Habra Children’s Museum



Adam Schaudenecker, guitarist, singer, composer and professional pizza eater.

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The Bravo Academy students were amazing.

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Art was ready to talk about American First Credit Union


Adam sings his heart out.

Come to the Children’s Museum and visit me and my “pet.”

Mary of the La Habra Art Association waited for kids to paint on site.

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Jose took over greeting duties for his bank.

Amy Brick is looking for buyers and sellers of homes.  Talk to her about it.

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