Art Crawl Expands to Packing District

By Downtown Anaheim, 2014-10-29

ACE returns to Anaheim on Saturday, November 8th from 6-10pm.

October 28, 2014 – Anaheim, CA – Anaheim’s ACE is back on November 8th, and includes “live” artists at the recently renovated food hall, the Packing House. Live artists, those who create art while also exhibiting their work, are an integral part of the art walk, which encompasses the entire Downtown Anaheim area.

This November's ACE is anchored by "The Burton Show" by Popzilla at the Rothick art haus, owned by ACE co-founder Kelly Castillo. The art crawl continues along downtown’s Center Street Promenade to include over 50 artists, galleries & retail open houses, as well as gourmet food trucks, beer and wine.

Devon Reeves of the Downtown Anaheim Association and co-founder of ACE was recognized along with her fellow ACE committee members last year for the success of the growing event. Reeves explains, “Our goal was always to increase awareness of downtown galleries, as well as art in public places. It’s so rewarding to have been recognized by the Mayor and City Council for the efforts of the Art Crawl Experience committee.”

Highlights of this November’s ACE include an exhibit at The Music Abode by Janell Grace, with music by instructor Jenny Payne. Center Gallery hosts "The Garden of My Memories" by artist Razieh, and CIM Gallery presents the opening reception of "Nature, Human and Urban Joys" by Lily Nava. The CIM Gallery exhibit runs through mid January 2015 and is hosted by Lark Gallery Online.

Entertainment commences at 6pm on Center Stage at the corner of Center Street Promenade and Lemon Street, and includes DJ Craig Lamont, as well as dancing by Grupo Folklorico Desafio and Spyglass Fire Dancers. Anaheim newcomer and Disney scenic artist, Zoey Stevens, will also be painting “live” just off Center Stage on the patio of the soon-to-be-opened Caffe Primo.

Art walk maps are available at all locations. A free shuttle provided by Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) makes stops at Rothick Art Haus, Center Street Promenade, Center Gallery and the Packing House.

Admission is free thanks to our sponsors, the Anaheim Arts Council, City of Anaheim’s Cultural and Heritage Commission, and Downtown Anaheim Association. Parking is also free at the Downtown Anaheim parking structures (enter from Oak Street). 

For more information and a full listing of participating artists, please visit or

About ACE:

Art Crawl Experience (ACE) is Downtown Anaheim’s quarterly art walk, held on the second Saturday of February, May, August and November. ACE was created in 2011 through a collaboration of local artists and community leaders to bring arts and culture to Downtown Anaheim.

Vern Stomps Out Beet 5

By Editor, 2014-09-27

There are few more recognizable and Bohemian pianists in Orange County than Vern Pat Nelson. You will not normally find him on the concert stage, but in Huntington Beach Library, or a Mall, of the street - wherever he can entertain an audience. This extraordinary man, a product of San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music from the University of Texas, has a brilliance tempered with individualism such that in one and the same concert you might find him melting your soul with the Moonlight Sonata or belting out an arrangement of Pink Floyd music.

Vern's latest vid on You Tube is his fast and furious rendering on Beethoven's 5th Symphony (1st movement), complete with notes. You might also have seen his name in some Orange County blogs where he brings his penetrating journalism to bear on many current issues. As a free lance musician he would love to appear more often in Anaheim. Contact for bookings: FaceBook.


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