Tote Your Float

A deconstructed parade of wearable floats

  • Who: Beck + Col, Mary-Linn Hughes, Heidi Kayser, Lisa Mann and USC School of Cinematic Arts, Jim Ovelmen, Elaine Parks and Helen Van der Neer, Greg Schenk.
  • What: Wearable floats in a deconstructed parade.
  • Where: Old Town Pasadena: floats converge at diagonal crosswalks of Raymond and Fair Oaks, then One Colorado, and ending at the Armory Center for the Arts – DOWNLOAD THE FLOAT MAP (to find each float’s starting points)
  • When: March 10, 2017: from 6-9PM (ArtNight Pasadena)
    March 10-12, 2017: floats ‘parked’ at Armory Center for the Arts (145 North Raymond Ave)
  • Contact: Grace Amemiya, Project Coordinator • grace@newtownarts.org

What is a float without its parade? Adventurous? Lost? Sad? Come check out Tote Your Float, happening on ArtNight this March 10, 2017 from 6-9pm, where wearable floats will wander around Old Town alleys, sidewalks, parking lots or even shopping aisles, in a deconstructed parade. NewTown has commissioned seven Los Angeles-based artists to create interactive, human propelled original works of art, dispersed at separate locations until they meet up with other floats or continue as a parade of one.

So come follow these beauties around on ArtNight…ought to raise a significant Pied Piper following, or see them on display, sans wearer, at the Armory Center for the Arts, March 10-12.

Participating artists:

Beck + Col, Mary-Linn Hughes, Heidi Kayser, Lisa Mann and USC School of Cinematic Arts, Jim Ovelmen, Elaine Parks and Helen Van der Neer, Greg Schenk.

Float Viewing:

Come see the floats in the making, even help assemble if you like. Check back on our website for available dates and times or see the floats in the making on our Facebook event page. Invite your friends to the event. Each float will be on display at the artists studios on the following dates and times:

USC/Lisa Mann
Thursday Feb. 23, 7-10pm
USC campus

Beck+Col
Sunday Feb. 26th, 1-4pm
Newhall 91321

Elaine Parks and Helen Van der Neer
Thursday, March 2. 10AM-1PM.
Los Angeles, 90039

Jim Ovelmen
Thursday, March 2, 12-2pm.
El Sereno, Los Angeles

Greg Schenk
Saturday, March 4, 2-4pm.
Los Angeles, 90015

Please email info@newtownarts.org for specific details about each address

Supported by:

Tote Your Float was made possible by a grant from the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division.

Elaine Parks and Helen Van der Neer show off the Whistling Mound for visitors of the float viewing open studio.

Check out our facebook page for more floats in the making!