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Mountain Views-News Saturday, June 1, 2013 


Celebrating Art and Community in Sierra Madre

Friday, June 7th from 5pm – 8pm



 The City of Sierra Madre Senior Community Commission is hosting the 3rd Annual Community 
Yard Sale on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. located in the Sierra Vista Park 
Parking Lot (611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd). Community organizations and members are invited to come 
together with their neighbors to participate in a community yard sale. Participants have the opportunity 
to clean out their garages, attics, storage sheds and closets without sending those items to 

 The fee for a selling space is $25.00 and a yard sale permit does not need to be purchased; proceeds 
will benefit senior programs and activities. Alternatively, you may donate items to the Senior Community 
Commission booth to be sold on the Commission’s behalf. If you would like to participate in 
the Community Yard Sale, please register online at 
or in person at the Community Services Office, 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Deadline to register is 
Thursday, May 30 or until spaces are filled.

 Participants must provide their own tables, chairs, canopies (10’x10’ maximum) and cash boxes if 
needed. No electricity will be provided. Live animals, large canopies, and selling of food or drinks 
are prohibited. All business must be conducted within your space. Event may be cancelled due to 
inclement weather. 

 A limited number of spaces are available. For more information please call the Community Services 
Office at (626) 355-5278.

On Friday evening, June 7th, from 5:00-8:00 
p.m., downtown Sierra Madre will be bustling 
with creativity as local artists and musicians join 
with over twenty small businesses to celebrate 
art and community during the inaugural Sierra 
Madre Art Walk (SMArt Walk). SMArt Walk 
is formally launched by local businesses, artists 
and musicians. Through regular exhibitions 
in downtown Sierra Madre, the SMArt Walk’s 
mission is to increase community awareness 
and appreciation of the arts, and to encourage 
interaction between local artists and the public 
by providing artists with a supportive network 
that fosters the creative economy. SMArt Walk 
will take place four times in 2013, on the first 
Friday of the months of June, August, October 
and December.

In close collaboration with local businesses 
in downtown Sierra Madre, local artists and 
musicians will exhibit their work in studios, shops, 
and storefronts along Montecito Ave., Baldwin 
Ave., and Sierra Madre Blvd. Participating artists 
and musicians in the June 7th SMArt Walk 
include Lisa Agaran, Andrew Kasiske, Ginny 
Liskow, Anne Tryba, Guy Fish, Ladislav Czernek, 
Tom Gammill, Star Higgins, Jennifer Lindstrom, 
Ginny G. Designs, Robin M. Patterson, Reid 
Takahashi, Lorie Oliver, Dan E. Clarke, Kay 
Henry, Claudia Kuntze, Alexandra Dean Grossi, 
Jean Sudbury, Trish Reda, Cathy Bray, Pam 
Curtis, Heather Sheets, Anne Lutzow, Daniel 
Taylor, Karen Bagnard, Lori Westmoreland, Raul 
Santos, Laura Hirsh, Elizabeth Jewel Butterfield, 
A. K. Griffith, Artworx LA, Simply Emma 
Designs, Michelle Beauchesne, Susan Wallis, 
Djbril N’Doye and Sue Matz; as well as a group 
of student artists from Mission: Renaissance Fine 
Art Classes. Original works of art (including 
paintings, drawings, photographs, fine art prints, 
floral design and sculptures) will be available 
to view and purchase, along with many fine 
crafts including furniture, pottery, handmade 
cards, jewelry, woodcarvings, and textiles. 
Local musicians will add to the ambiance of the 
wonderful summer evening. And of course, local 
Sierra Madre restaurants will be serving up their 
usual terrific fare. 

Participating businesses with artists include AKA 
Fotographix Studio, Gallery 39, Bean Town, 
Creative Arts Group, The Center for Wellbeing, 
Sierra Fitness, The Shabby Dog , , P.E. Deans, 
Zugos Café, Ruiz’s Shoe Repair, Ixora Floral 
Studio, The Village of Eastwicke, Belle’s Nest, 
Savor the Flavor, Leonora Moss, The Four Seasons 
Tea Room, Mission: Renaissance Fine Art Classes, 
Skin Care & Body Works, Karin’s Salon, Butterfly 
Effect Day Spa, Foothill HomeCare Partners, 
Sierra Madre Music, Les Champs-Élysées, Sierra 
Madre Independent Honda Service, Mother Moo 
Creamery, John Wallis and Associates 

A Map of the participating businesses may be 
downloaded at the and 
more information is also available on Facebook at


Contact: Gloria Prins

Phone: (626) 470-7046 


Facebook Page:



An eclectic selection of collectible books, 
including several signed first editions, is being 
featured in the Best Used Book Sale Committee’s 
second Silent Auction. The books can be seen in 
the display case in the main room of the Sierra 
Madre Public Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., 
Sierra Madre from Tuesday, May 7, through 
Monday, June 3 during library hours. To inspect 
the books more closely, visit the library on May 
25 and June 1 from 1-2 PM when a member of 
the Book Sale Committee will be happy to help 

Bidding sheets and rules will be available in 
a notebook located on the library’s checkout 
counter. Each of the fifteen books for sale at 
the auction will be numbered and will have 
a corresponding numbered bid sheet in the 
notebook. Bidders are asked to write their bid 
amounts and a contact telephone number on 
the appropriate bid sheet. Bidding must begin 
with the stated opening bid posted on the bid 
sheet and increases must abide by the posted 
increase each time a bid is made. Bidding will 
close promptly at 8 PM on Monday, June 3. If 
not present at that time, winning bidders will be 
notified by telephone the next day and will then 
be able to pick up their books at the library.

The auction offers a rare opportunity to 
purchase some truly unique and beautiful 
books while supporting our local public library. 
Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit the 
Sierra Madre Library’s programs, services, and 
acquisitions. For more information, visit our 
website at 
or call us at 626 355-7186. A complete list of the 
books to be auctioned follows.

CORRECTION: In last week’s edition, the photo containing Councilman John Carpaccio, Garden Designer Orchid 
Black, Garden Club President Glenn Putnam, Historical Society Vice-President Leslie Ziff, incorrectly stated 
the title of Courtney Woodford. She is the City of Sierra Madre’s Local History Analyst .