Artwalk is almost here


By the time you read this article on Thursday, our next Artwalk will only be two days away. On Saturday, July 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Honolulu Avenue will be packed with a wide array of works from some of the area’s best fine artists. Saturday promises to be a warm and sunny day, so why not treat yourself to a day in Montrose? Look over some fine oil paintings or watercolors, venture into one of the area’s unique gift stores and enjoy a wonderful meal at one of our fine restaurants. The Montrose Artwalk is a feast for all the senses you cannot miss. If you’d like to find out more information about this Saturday’s Artwalk, call the MVCCC office for more details. If you’re an artist who would like to participate in our September and November Artwalks, contact our Artwalk captain Laurie Jo Phillips at (818) 957-0660 or by email at

The MVCCC, along with its friends at the Crescenta Valley and La Cañada chambers of commerce, will be hosting the Foothills Community Business Expo at the Verdugo Hills Hospital on Sept. 8 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Businesses and organizations from all across the Crescenta Valley area will converge to promote themselves and their services. Admission is free to the public. This is one of the region’s highlights of the year, with much great food, entertainment and drawings to be had. Are you a member in good standing with one of the above mentioned chambers of commerce and would like to promote your business and organization at our Expo? If so, call the MVCCC office for more details on how you can participate and become a sponsor for this event.

Well, I hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July. After all those guests – not to mention the scores of greasy treats that are sure to dirty up your carpets – your home might be in dire need of a good cleaning. So look no further than our friends at Heaven’s Best for your cleaning needs. Right now Heaven’s Best has an offer you just can’t pass up: they’ll clean one room absolutely free! Some restrictions apply, please call Heaven’s Best for more details. So if you’re looking to give those pesky BBQ rib stains the heave-ho, call Heaven’s Best. Now they’re covering an even wider area – serving the communities of Pasadena, Arcadia, Altadena, Monrovia and other surrounding neighborhoods in the San Gabriel Valley. Call Heaven’s Best today at (818) 433-0487 or in the San Gabriel Valley at (626) 710-4373.

Be it great food, fun events, or unique shopping trips, make Montrose your destination. Follow the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce via our Facebook or our website at Or read about our community in detail at our new blog: Our offices are open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Call us at (818) 249-7171 or email me at For all your shopping needs and more make your destination Montrose!

Ted Ayala is the executive director
of the Montrose-Verdugo City
Chamber of Commerce.