Image courtesy of the California Art Club and the Arroyo Seco Foundation
Image courtesy of the California Art Club and the Arroyo Seco Foundation

The California Art Club and the Arroyo Seco Foundation will present the Great Hahamongna Paint-Out and Walkabout on March 18, 2023. This is a family-friendly community event for both art and nature enthusiasts to enjoy this environmental treasure in the Pasadena area.

The event will allow attendees to watch more than 30 artists with the fine art organization create new works inspired by the natural beauty of the area, a historic settlement of the Tongva people, and even “paint along” at public art stations and art activity tables for children.

Those in attendance may also enjoy a guided walking tour of the trails of Hahamongna Park, which in the tribe’s native language means “Flowing Waters, Fruitful Valley,” and stop at environmental learning stations situated throughout the basin to gain insights on the recreation, habitat, wildlife, and water resources of this rare spot near the mouth of the Arroyo Seco.

Given the historic significance and invaluable natural resources of this park, CAC artists will use this opportunity to create paintings for an exhibition that will unveil this fall at the Pasadena Museum of History. The display, titled The Diverse Environment of the Arroyo Seco, will be on view from October 4, 2023 to January 28, 2024.

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