Centerline Artwerks | First Saturdays (formerly known as Artwerks Lateral 58) is a collaborative community project with The FUSION Foundation, local artists, musicians, business owners and the City of Glendale.
History of the Centerline Artwerks | First Saturday Art walk:
Glendale’s Centerline District gets an Artistic Centerpiece - New downtown event spotlights art & culture in Glendale
A city’s story can be told through public arts and culture marking its most historic spaces. Glendale’s historic downtown offers a glimpse into the journey Glendale has made over its 100 years. A new event kicking off in Historic Downtown Glendale in November aims to spotlight those existing art and cultural treasures while also inspiring new ones. Originally called Artwerks Lateral 58, the event takes its name from the historic 58th parallel (now 58th Avenue) in the heart of Glendale’s downtown.
Glendale’s Economic Development Department is working in partnership with Fusion Foundation, a nonprofit arts organization, on the Artwerks events. Fusion Foundation will help in introducing new artists to downtown Glendale for the opportunity to showcase their work. The group will also help identify the needs of the business community and match these with local arts and culture resources to develop additional educational arts and cultural programs.
Centerline Artwerks | First Saturdays showcases a variety of art including . . . original paintings, clay, hand crafted jewelry, mosaics, pottery, leather work, wood carving and live performing ensembles including music, dancing and singing, with live music from Noon - 4 p.m.
Artists work live - providing the public an opportunity to experience different styles and methods, inspiring individual creativity and an opportunity for the public to speak to the artists in a comfortable, relaxed beautiful outdoor environment.