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Magnolia Park Second Saturdays Art Walk Features Locals

The Magnolia Park Merchants Association continues to draw people from Burbank and surrounding cities with the Second Saturdays Art Walk. Held monthly, the event celebrates local creatives with music and art as shops in the funky district stay open later into the evening.

Of special note for the October 11 Magnolia Park Second Saturdays Art Walk, Serena Creative presents a special exhibition featuring local businesses and shops in the Magnolia Park and Burbank area. The studio is located at ocated at 1712 W. Magnolia Boulevard.

(Image Courtesy of Serena Creative.)

(Image Courtesy of Serena Creative.)

The exhibit, HoMEGRoWN, is free, open to the public and runs from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. Photos of AKMA Martial Arts, Audrey K, Fitness Is Art, Frenchy’s Beauty Parlor, Jackie Robbins Leather + Jewelry, KleanSpa, Luna Vine Wine Bar, Quenelle, Romancing the Bean, Sushi Dake and Tony’s Darts Away will be displayed.

“Small business owners are a special breed,” commented Jen Serena, owner of Serena Creative. “They have to be passionate about their business in order to be able to stay in business and the stories that come out of that are all worth telling.”

The regular Second Saturdays Art Walk runs from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and several Magnolia Park shops including 8Ball, A World of Color, Besame Cosmetics, Bell Cottage, Free Bird, Mindfulnest, Reclaimed, Rocket Fizz, Romancing the Bean, Swift, Towns Burr Gallery and Van Dorn Gourmets have signed on. A map of Saturday’s special guests will be available a participating shops.

(Image Courtesy of Serena Creative.)

(Image Courtesy of Serena Creative.)

Garri Dance Studio at 3715 W. Magnolia Boulevard holds free dance and music classes prior to the 5:00 p.m. Art Walk kickoff. 8Ball presents Return of the Skeletons from the Closet Art Show.

Randall Williams will create chalk art outside of Rocket Fizz. Steven Katz and his “Misfits of Melancholy” paintings will hang around Van Dorn Gourmets. More information on the participating artists and shops can be found here.

Live music from the American Roots Revival Band will brighten Towns Burr Gallery. Towns Burr features artist Sabine Steinmetz, who changes her original photos through digital manipulation to resemble silk-screened prints.

(Image Courtesy of Magnolia Park Merchants Association.)

(Image Courtesy of Magnolia Park Merchants Association.)

Magnolia Park Antes Up The Weekend

Magnolia Park Movie Nights continue with an outdoor screening of Grease Friday evening, August 8. Towns Burr Gallery hosts a full schedule of events for Second Saturdays on August 9, including a meet and greet with featured artist Katie Runnerstrom, live music and refreshments.

magparkmoviesFriday’s Movie Night kicks off at 7:00 p.m. with food and treats available from Baby’s Badass Burgers, Rockin’ Ice, Hula Pop Kettle Korn, Rocket Fizz, The Jelly Bean Factory and Mikey Melts Grilled Cheeses. Grease begins at approximately 8:00 p.m. at the UMe Credit Union parking lot.

Walk Bike Burbank offers a free bicycle valet to help encourage people to ride to the event. Frenchy’s Beauty Parlor, named for the Grease character, will also be set up at the Friday night event.

Flappers Comedy Club hosts a performance at 7:30 p.m. and will give away free tickets to their shows. The Burbank Police Department will also be on hand with their vintage police car for photo ops.

Magnolia Park Movie Nights debuted July 11 with a screening of The Goonies. Organizers suggest low chairs and blankets for the audience. Picnic baskets are also welcomed. UMe Credit Union is located at 3000 W. Magnolia Boulevard.

Towns Burr Gallery has a big night planned for Saturday evening, August 9, and the growing Second Saturdays monthly event.

The gallery exhibition includes recent works from Runnerstrom. Live music from Dr. Blues American Roots Revival Band, food and drinks are planned for the party.

“The world around us is ever-changing, infinitely expanding, and rearranging. Whether on a macro- or micro-scale, entities that are not recognizable,crawl and squeeze their way through space and time,” Runnerstrom commented. “Inspired by saprophytes, the wildlife of the deep sea, and voyages across inner and outer space, my work comes to life through different tools and mediums.”

"Trapezium" by Katie Runnerstrom. (Courtesy of Towns Burr Gallery)

“Trapezium” by Katie Runnerstrom, 48″ by 48″ acrylic on canvas. (Courtesy of Towns Burr Gallery)

“Studying the vast world of nature puts into perspective how large and rich the Earth and the universe really are; it reminds us where we really lie in the scheme of the universe, takes us out of our comfort zone mentally, and opens up our minds intellectually,” she added. “My work means to remind people of where they are, and inspire them to pay closer attention to the beautiful details in life.”

Towns Burr Gallery is located at 3609 W. Magnolia Blvd. and Second Saturdays runs from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., with regular gallery hours on Saturdays opening at 10:00 a.m. More information on the gallery can be found on their website www.townsburrgallery.com.

Towns Burr Gallery Hosts Artist Signing For Second Saturdays

Actor and painter Richard Herd stops by Towns Burr Gallery as part of Magnolia Park’s growing Second Saturdays monthly event on Saturday evening, March 8. Herd will be on hand to sign prints of two of his paintings currently on exhibit at the gallery.

Richard Herd with some of his art. (Photo Courtesy of Towns Burr Gallery)

Richard Herd with some of his art. (Photo Courtesy of Towns Burr Gallery)

Elizabeth Crawley performs live music between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. at Romancing the Bean, just steps away from the art gallery, for the Second Saturdays event. Reclaimed vintage clothing store also offers special sales for the evening.

Herd is well-known for his roles in Seinfeld, Private Benjamin, Star Trek Voyager and Sgt. Bilco, among other television shows and films. Prints of his two works “Live Free Or Die” and “So Cool” will be available for purchase at the gallery event, which runs from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Second Saturdays Debuts At Towns Burr Gallery

Second Saturdays debuts at the Towns Burr Gallery in Magnolia Park Saturday, January 11. The event will bring together live jazz, great art and tasty hors d’oeuvres as a backdrop for a fun and relaxing night out.

second saturdaysSecond Saturdays are planned as a regular monthly occurrence, and there has been some discussion amongst the Magnolia Park merchants for the event to become a larger party involving more of the area’s shops and cafes.

People are looking for an evening out with the same casual vibe as the successful Magnolia Park Ladies Night Out and are often too tired to get out on a Friday night after a long week at work, Connie Towns Burr said recently. To this end, she and her husband, photographer Bruce Burr, have come up with the Second Saturdays event, which their gallery will host.

The Towns Burr Gallery is located at 3609 W. Magnolia Blvd. and Second Saturdays runs from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., with regular gallery hours on Saturdays opening at 10:00 a.m. More information on the gallery can be found on their website www.townsburrgallery.com.