Monday, December 14, 2009
Pomona Christmas Parade and December Artwalk
First off, at 10am there was the Christmas Parade that came down 2nd Street. It was quite a treat to have this going on right outside our front porch. There were a few floats, high school bands, city officials, art towers, veterans, a tribe and much more. The parade lasted a few hours with the rain stopping during most of it. All in all it was an added treat that promises to be bigger and better next year.
It was a rainy Second Saturday, but that didn't stop the hardcore artwalkers. Yes, the true fans made it out and about to keep the artwalk alive. Reports from the "West Side" say it was busy and they were swamped and had to send people home, (at 11pm). We were not without a steady crowd here at Bunny Gunner with the crowds enjoying the beautiful paintings or Dan Callis and all our Holiday Goodies. Just next door at Ink'd Chronicles, your's truly had a solo show of small pieces called "Corroded Diagram Outlet". Thanks for all those of you who came in and supported my show. SCA Project Gallery Store had reports of good sales throughout the day, showing people are in that shopping mood. Miramar also had a sale inviting reps from the industry to check out all their custom longboard merchandise. Down the street at Pedersen Projects, our friend Kirk was showcasing the work of a group of amazing artists. His gallery managed to pull a huge crowd on only his second opening.
Father Bill impressed with some new work showing at his studio gallery. A few doors down at The Blue Core Gallery had it's holiday art show called "Under the Tree" and did well to sell some small pieces to the eager collectors. dba256 continued it's exhibition of artist Alex Brown and had some bands entertaining the crowd. Rain or shine, the Artwalk will happen.
Heads up, most galleries will not be open Last Saturday due to the holiday, but Blue Core Gallery is planning an event for the night of the 26th.