A Silver Anniversary for Pasadena Heritage

In its 25th year, Pasadena Heritage will again present the highly anticipated Craftsman Weekend on November 11-13, 2016. The Weekend will mark a quarter century of honoring the Craftsman movement, featuring house tours of notable Craftsman properties, along with bus and walking tours of the surrounding neighborhoods. Other events scheduled include a Show and Sale with over 50 exhibitors of antique and contemporary furniture and decorative arts, a silent auction, workshops and presentations. And in recognition of its 25th year hosting the event, Pasadena Heritage will be offering exclusive receptions at historic locations throughout the weekend!

The City of Pasadena is home to some of the most notable examples of the Craftsman Movement on the West Coast. Also known as the American Arts and Crafts Movement, the architectural style emerged in the early 1900’s and is noted for its emphasis of ceramics, art, and other features developed by skilled craftsmen. Tracing its roots to England, Craftsmen design has nevertheless developed a unique and internationally lauded aesthetic in Pasadena, with the work of architects Charles and Henry Greene, tile maker Ernest Batchelder, and writer/photographer Helen Lukens Gaut, among many others.


Below are some of the highlights of this incredible 25th Anniversary Craftsman Weekend!

Antiques and Contemporary Furnishing and Decorative Arts Sale

Saturday, November 12, 2016 – 9a.m. – 5p.m.

Sunday, November 13, 2016 – 10a.m. – 5p.m.

The Antiques and Contemporary Furnishings and Decorative Arts Sale will be held at the Pasadena Conventions Center. Pasadena Heritage will showcase more than 50 exhibitors from across the U.S. and their broad spectrum of Craftsmen-era and period-inspired works. Furniture, textiles, pottery, tiles, metal work, wallpaper, stencils, and books, which will entice both the novice and collector, are among several items that will be on display. In celebration of their 25th year, admission to the Convention Center is free! For a full list of exhibitors click here.

Silent Auction & Opportunity Drawing

Saturday, November 12, 2016 – 9a.m. – 5p.m.

Sunday, November 13, 2016 – 10a.m. – 5p.m.

Throughout the weekend be sure to visit the Pasadena Heritage membership and merchandise booth and the popular Silent Auction and Opportunity Drawing. Contributions for the Silent Auction and drawing come from local shops and businesses, and individual donors, providing a broad array of choices including Craftsman-related decorative arts, restaurant certificates, performance tickets, exclusive trip packages, and other unique items. All proceeds will benefit the preservation efforts of Pasadena Heritage.

If you’re traveling in early or live in the area, a handful of events are taking place on Thursday including a Craftsman Heritage Bus Tour, Old Pasadena Walking Tour and a 25th Anniversary Pub Crawl and Dinner complete with trivia contest and docent led tours of each historic pub.

Friday really kicks things off with a full day of Tours, hands-on Workshops and an evening Reception and Museum Exhibition curated by Dr. Robert Winter entitled, Batchelder: Tilemaker, along with the unveiling of the special Craftsman Weekend 25th Anniversary Commemorative tile.

Saturday continues to delight guests with more neighborhood Walking Tours, Home Tours, Presentations and the Saturday Evening Reception and Tour of the Greene & Greene designed Robinson House featuring immaculate gardens and a lovingly restored interior.

But perhaps the most exciting event of the weekend takes place on Sunday. The Sunday Craftsman House Tour is Craftsman Weekend’s signature event, featuring fine examples of the beautiful Craftsman architecture that makes Pasadena the destination for Arts & Crafts enthusiasts from across the country.

For more detailed information on all of the events taking place throughout the Craftsman Weekend, please visit www.pasadenaheritage.org. Purchase your tickets today as these incredible events are selling out fast!

Pasadena Heritage wishes to thank their Craftsman Weekend Sponsors:

Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, Citric and Company, Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, Coldwell Banker, Newhaven Builders, Cathy & Lew Phelps, Judson Studios, Redcar, Crosby Doe Associates, Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival, American Bungalow Magazine and Pasadena Magazine.

Top Photo courtesy of Dennis Hill.

Bottom Photo courtesy of Joaquin Montalvan.