Saturday, November 29, 2008

Collector's Street Fair

A lot of excitement today on E. Second St.'s Antique Row in downtown Pomona. Two blocks of vendors selling antiques and collectbles at the Collector's Street Fair, an event that brings the crowds five times a year, and has been doing so for over 20 years. Antique Row is a great place to shop for that unusal gift, and with the Holidays just around the corner the shops along Antique Row are a must visit. You'll discover most anything you're looking for from furniture, clothing, jewelry, toys, to rare collectibles.

If you couldn't visit today, come down anytime, but especially on Saturday December 13 for Antique Row's Holiday Open House. After a day of fun shopping stick around for the Art Colony's 2nd Saturday Art Walk. There's a lot to see and do in downtown Pomona.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

WOW! More lights!

High above the street, atop the AMOCA building on Garey Ave. is a beautiful lighted sunburst, red, white and blue! Very Pretty. David Armstong, founder of AMOCA says there is a twin to this display which he will install atop the Armstrong Building.


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The Downtown Pomona Owner's Association (DPOA) has been busy installing Holiday decorations in the downtown. Red bows can be seen on 2nd St. from Gibbs to Park, and along Garey Ave from 2nd St. to Mission Blavd. Holiday wreaths will soon be hanging from the Antique Row and Art Colony arches at 2nd. and Garey. Coming soon will be holiday banners along Garey Ave. from 2nd St. to Mission, and finally (if all goes well) a lighted display stretching across Garey Ave at 3rd. St. It's been many a year since any lighted displays have been seen on Garey Ave.
We know we're a little early getting these displays up, we just wanted to be the first on our block to get into the spirit.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Saturday fun at the dA

Tray Chic Serving up FUN & FUNDS Event date: Saturday, November 22, 2008 Time: 6pm to 10pm Location: The dA Center for the Arts, 252 S Main St., Pomona Arts Colony, CA 91766 The dA Center for the Arts is known for creative fundraising. There were the metal chairs, the bowling balls, the skulls, and now artists have taken cafeteria trays and transformed them for the "Tray Chic" silent auction fundraiser. The event will take place this Saturday during the closing reception for the dA's current show, a remarkable art exhibit titled Popztlan. The dA has gained its reputation as a place where established contemporary artists such as Karl Benjamin and André Miripolsky, show alongside talented local and emerging artists. The Popztlan exhibit, featuring two paintings by Karl Benjamin, and a bridge that was once installed over the L.A. river, is truly a sensory adventure. A preview of early Tray Chic submissions, indicates a range of concepts that are “off the hook” so to speak. Notable artists such as Michael Woodcock, Dan Van Klapp, Fr. Bill Moore, and Dee Marcellus Cole are contributing trays, our beloved First Street Gallery volunteers are in the mix, and a few new artists will be making their en-tray into the downtown art scene. The dA has a strong artist base and the support for this event has been enthusiastic. Trays will be sold in an silent auction format, with proceeds going to support The dA’s mission. Bidding starts at 6pm, and closes at 8:45pm. Winning bidders can purchase and take their trays on the spot. Trays not sold during the silent auction will be available for purchase during the month of December. For extra fun while deciding which tray to bid on, there will be a wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, the dA Martini Club will be recruiting new members, and a jazz trio to embellish the evening. For more information Contact Terry Castillo, 909-397-9716 # # #

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fox Theater sign is BACK

Early today the newly beautified Fox sign was lifted back to her home.  The sign will once again rotate and  will be lit with red neon on one side and blue on the other.
It sure is pretty...

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Glass House Bar OPENS!

Well it finally happened.  After a long and much anticipated wait the Glass House Bar opened last night and boy did the word get around.  The service was great and so were the drinks.  Many of the locals came out in support along with a steady crowd of new faces.  Another great addition to the Metro.  

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Friday, November 14, 2008

California Bank & Trust

Last night California Bank & Trust hosted a lovely mixer.  The food was wonderful and there was a great turn out. 

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More Chalk Art Pics for Lucy

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Second Annual Chalkart Festival

The Second Annual Chalkart Festival was held in Thomas Plaza, downtown Pomona, this past Saturday. What a turnout! Hundreds of youngsters showed up to ply their art. Elementary, Middle School, High School, and even a few professional artists. Several local dignitaries came by and some helped out as well. Mayor Elect Rothman, Council member Rodriguez, Daily Bulletin's David Allen, The Goddess of Pomona and Mr. Big, just to name a few. City Manager Linda Lowry was seen serving hot dogs and sodas. It was a great day!


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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

2008 Chalk Art Festival Saturday Nov. 8th

The City of Pomona and the Cultural Arts Commission proudly presents the 2008 Chalk Art Festival.  Fun for the whole family and open to the public!!!!
Located in Thomas Plaza on W 2nd street.  Chalking begins around 7:30am and the awards should be ending by 4:00pm.  There will be cash prizes for multiple categories from students to professionals.  You should be able to see all all the finished chalk designs later in the evening if you are coming to the Art Walk at starting at 6:00pm on into the evening.

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween in Downtown Pomona

Who needs West Hollywood! Things were hopping in the downtown last night. All the nightclubs and eateries were full and everyone seemed to have a great time. Happy Halloween!

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