Art Auction


Pasadena Art Alliance’s biennial fundraiser is an art auction. Held in even numbered years, the always creative party brings together 80-90 works of contemporary art donated by some of Southern California’s most electrifying, emerging and established artists.

Treasure Sale


Imagine skimming the cream of the crop from everyone’s attic. That’s what happened sixty years ago when Art Alliance women initiated the first Treasure Sale to support the Pasadena Art Museum. Touted as “the Tiffany of all garage sales” by one newspaper columnist, the sales have added immeasurably to the coffers.

Fringe Benefit

Four Eyes Productions

For over 65 years, the Pasadena Art Alliance has supported contemporary visual art in Southern California that is new, challenging, outside the mainstream, and on the fringe.  The avant-garde, groundbreaking art we have always supported embodies the heart and soul of the PAA. In 2023 we are creating a new benefit and celebrating with an evening “on the fringe” as …



The first Art Alliance portrait benefit was in 2003, and has evolved into one of its most popular fundraisers, where the benefactors literally become the art. Dubbed SNAP, as the portraits are primarily photographs, this unique event concept begins with a portrait patron commissioning an art student to create their own likeness, or that of loved ones.