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      Date(s) - 10/26/2017 - 10/29/2017
      9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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      The 26th Anniversary of Pasadena Heritage Craftsman Weekend is the premier event of its kind on the West Coast.

      It will include an exceptional variety of walking, bus and self-guided architectural tours featuring some of Pasadena’s landmark districts and the work of renowned architects. The signature event of the weekend is an all-day drive yourself home tour of five unique examples of Pasadena’s extraordinary Craftsman-era homes. (Photo Credit to Dennis Hill)

      FREE AGAIN THIS YEAR – Visit the Antique and Contemporary Furnishings & Decorative Arts Sale. It is the largest show of its kind in the Western United States, and will take place at the Pasadena Convention Center Lower Level Conference Center. Guests may visit the hall for FREE so bring friends and family!

      The Craftsman Movement
      The Craftsman Movement (also known as the American Arts & Crafts Movement) emerged in the early 20th century in the U.S. as an outgrowth of the English Arts and Crafts Movement. Its hallmark is a philosophy of honest, simple design expressed in hand-made creations by skilled craftsmen. While the Movement flowered through the U.S., Pasadena became a particularly strong center for Craftsman design including architecture, art, and ceramics. International recognition of Craftsman-era expression in Pasadena has been accorded to the work of architects Charles and Henry Greene, tile maker Ernest Batchelder, artists Elmer and Marion Wachtel, and writer/photographer Helen Lukens Gaut, among others.

      You can buy tickets here, or contact Pasadena Heritage, 651 South St. John Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105, Tel: 626.441.6333.

      Take a guided evening stroll along Colorado Boulevard in the heart of Pasadena’s original commercial district, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and one of Pasadena Heritage’s first preservation success stories! Guests have three opportunities to learn more about the history and architecture of Old Pasadena.

      THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
      Old Pasadena Architectural Walking Tour
      4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
      This tour is filled with history and architecture as guests learn about the beginnings of Pasadena and how the buildings evolved to meet the demands of this growing community.
      Old Pasadena Pub Crawl or Wine Walk and Dinner
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Enjoy several complimentary flights of beer or wine tastings and light refreshments, followed by dinner and a Craftsman Weekend trivia contest with souvenir prizes for the winners. Tours are sponsored by Thomas Lake Builder, Inc.

      In celebration of Pasadena Heritage’s 40 years of preservation, we honor the work of The Gamble House and others who have been partners with us in ensuring that Charles and Henry Greene’s architectural legacy endures in Pasadena. Craftsman Weekend has several offerings that highlight their masterpieces and allow guests the opportunity to delve into the details of these masters.

      FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017
      The Gamble House Lectures and Tours
      9:00 am – 11:00 am
      Attend one of two lectures, “Asian-Inspired Influences on the Design of the Gamble House” or “The Culture of the Arroyo Seco and the Gamble House”, presented by The Gamble House Speakers Bureau, followed by a docent-guided tour of this National Historic Landmark.
      Cabinet Maker Studio Tour
      12:30 pm – 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm – 4:30
      You are invited to an exclusive look at how some of the world’s finest furniture and decorative arts are made, right here in Pasadena! Visit the studio of cabinet makers Jim and Jack Ipekjian. Topics and demonstrations will include design and construction of a Greene and Greene chair, hand carving and inlay, and casework with clever storage. Tour also includes a viewing of available pieces made by Jim and his son, Jack.

      The Arroyo Terrace Walking Tour
      11:00 am – 12:30 pm
      Visit the historic Arroyo Terrace neighborhood, which boasts a concentration of homes designed by Charles and Henry Greene. The tour will examine the area’s rich architectural offerings, including the Cole House, the Duncan-Irwin House, and Charles Greene’s own home.

      Movie Screening “The Gamble House” and Reception
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      “The Gamble House” documentary tells the incredible story of brothers Charles and Henry Greene who designed and built the most seminal and stunning Arts and Crafts houses in America. The documentary screening will take place at the Westridge School for Girls, followed by a meet and greet reception with the director and producer, Don Hahn.

      SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
      “Building the Greene and Greene Blacker House” Private Tour
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      The Blacker House is one of the finest expressions of domestic architecture in the world. Join Jim and Jack Ipekjian, who oversaw the restoration of the house and reproduced lost furniture and lighting, for an in-depth tour where they will discuss the construction, materials, and design of this Arts and Crafts masterpiece.

      The Greene and Greene Blacker House Reception
      4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
      Pasadena Heritage is delighted to host an exclusive tour and reception at the Robert R. Blacker House in Pasadena, a masterpiece designed by Charles and Henry Greene and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. After the tour, guests will enjoy wine and light hors d’oeuvres served in the elegant gardens.

      There is more to the Arts & Crafts Movement than just architecture. Painters, ceramists, textile artists, builders, and others found their niche in the Movement that celebrates art and fine craftsmanship. Craftsman Weekend gives guests the opportunity to learn more with hands-on and in-depth activities.

      FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017
      Silk Painting Workshop
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm
      Enjoy the thrill of silk painting with Audrey Durnan, Master Silk Painter. All materials will be provided, and you will produce a beautiful, hand-painted silk scarf/table-runner of flowers to use and enjoy as a unique reminder of this Craftsman Weekend!

      Arts & Crafts Hand Embroidery Workshop
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm
      Learn the fine art of hand embroidery with Roycroft Master Artisan Natalie Richards. Class participants will stich the Poppies Tablescarf or can select an embroidery kit of their choice. Basic embroidery stitches presented in antique Arts & Craft textiles will be taught.

      Stitch the “Best of Fall” Needle Art Embroidery Workshop
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Roycroft Master Artisan Natalie Richards will instruct and inspire participants as they embroider a beautiful landscape. Over the last four years a new limited-edition hand painting landscape has been created exclusively for Pasadena Heritage Craftsman Weekend.

      Window Restoration Seminar
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Learn how to restore your old windows instead of replacing them. This seminar will show you how to remove your window, retrieve old weights and replace window cords. It will also help you determine what kinds of windows were originally in your old house.

      SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
      “The Craftsman-era Kitchen” Lecture
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm
      This presentation explores a Craftsman-era kitchen with Marguerite Duncan-Abrams of Memory Lane Cuisine. See how changes in technology defined equipment, efficiency, and variety in recipes. Samples of baked goods made using Craftsman-era recipes will be provided.

      Energy Efficiency Lecture
      Saturday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Learn how the Historic Building Energy Efficiency Program could help you. As the owner of an historic home served by SoCalGas® and a municipal electric utility, you are eligible to participate in an exciting initiative just for homeowners like you. The Historic Building Energy Efficiency Program helps introduce owners of historic homes to energy efficiency programs and rebates available from SoCalGas. A Los Angeles-based team of architectural historians and energy efficiency experts at ICF have pre-screened and trained a group of local energy efficiency contractors who are trained in restoration construction and preservation when installing energy saving measures in historic homes.

      Antiques and Contemporary Furnishings & Decorative Arts Sale
      Saturday, October 28 9:00 am – 5:00 pm FREE
      Sunday, October 29 10:00 am – 5:00 pm FREE
      The Antiques and Contemporary Furnishings & Decorative Arts Sale will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center. Pasadena Heritage will showcase more than 40 exhibitors from across the U.S. and their broad spectrum of Craftsman-era and period-inspired works. The exhibit hall is proudly sponsored by ICF.

      Silent Auction and Craftsman Weekend Souvenirs
      Saturday, October 28 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
      Sunday, October 29 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
      Be sure to visit the Pasadena Heritage membership and merchandise booth and the popular Silent Auction. Contributions for the Silent Auction come from exhibitors, local shops, businesses and individual donors, providing a broad array of choices. All proceeds will benefit the preservation efforts of Pasadena Heritage.

      Craftsman Weekend offers guests the opportunity to get to know greater Pasadena and all it has to offer with a wide variety of tours.

      FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017
      Cemetery Walking Tour
      3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      Some of Pasadena’s greatest architects and history-makers are laid to rest at the San Gabriel Cemetery, one of the San Gabriel Valley’s most beautiful park-like settings. Take a guided afternoon walk through the cemetery and learn more about the lives and deaths of Henry Greene, Myron Hunt, and others. Similar tour offered on Sunday.

      SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
      Bungalow Courts Lecture and Bus Tour
      9:00 am – 10:00 am Lecture
      10:00 am – 12:30 pm Tour
      Attend this lecture presented by architectural historians John Ripley and Juan Dela Cruz followed by a docent-guided bus tour of Bungalow Courts. Visit signature bungalow courts, including National register-listed Gartz Court, with interior visits.

      “Off the Beaten Path” Bus Tour
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      As a tribute to Pasadena Heritage’s 40th Anniversary, this interactive bus tour will take you “Off the Beaten Path.” Discover over 40 sites, objects, people, and events that are historically significant, but not generally known or understood.

      North Pasadena Heights Neighborhood Walking Tour
      9:00 am – 12:30 pm
      This Landmark District boasts many distinctive homes of various styles. A mixture of Spanish, Colonial Revival, and Craftsman architecture along wide, tree-lined streets enhance neighborhood beauty and provide the perfect setting for a leisurely stroll.

      Bungalow Heaven Self-Guided Restoration Tour
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Bungalow Heaven is home to one of the largest collections of Craftsman bungalows in the United States. You may walk or drive this self-guided tour with three restoration demonstrations/examples along the way.

      SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017
      Craftsman House Tour
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm
      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. Homes participating in the tour are located in Pasadena’s newest and first Landmark Districts. Pasadena Heritage helped create the Landmark District legislation more than two decades ago. The Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau, Deasy/Penner & Partners, and Peter Wilson Paining are sponsoring the Craftsman House Tour.

      Cemetery Walking Tour
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      Join us for a sunset picnic followed by a lantern-lit tour of the San Gabriel Cemetery and learn about the lives and deaths of Henry Greene, Myron Hunt, and others. Boxed dinners are included.

      Reservations at the Raymond 1886
      During the month of October, celebrate Pasadena Heritage’s 40th anniversary with dinner and/or drinks at the Raymond 1886. Be sure to try the special Pasadena Heritage cocktail! The restaurant’s owners will donate a portion of the cost to Pasadena Heritage.


      About Pasadena Heritage
      Pasadena Heritage, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to historic preservation in and around Pasadena, California. The organization advocates on behalf of historic resources, educates the public about local history and the benefits of preservation, and demonstrates quality restoration through its own preservation projects. Its 2,000-plus members are drawn from Pasadena and neighboring communities, and throughout Southern California. www.pasadenaheritage.org

      Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

      Visit our website at www.pasadenaheritage.org/CraftsmanWeekend, or call our offices (626) 441-6333.

      Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

      All sales are final. There are no ticket refunds or cancellations. If you do not use a ticket for a particular event, the cost of that ticket can be considered a tax-deductible contribution to Pasadena Heritage.

      Where can I learn more about the Craftsman Weekend Events?

      Visit our webiste at www.pasadenaheritage.org/CraftsmanWeekend for updates and information about Craftsman Weekend Events.

      How do I use my Pasadena Heritage Member Discount?

      Under each ticket item there should be a full price ticket and a member ticket, select the member ticket to take advantage of the member discount.

      How do I use do I become a Pasadena Heritage Member, does the discount apply immediately?

      Yes, the discount is immediate. Simply add a membership to your order, then select member tickets for each event you would like to attend.


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