Craftsman! For the Weekend

Oct 4, 2015

2150124_30_KSM_Pitcairn_m8The sheer number of events can seem rather daunting. House tours, bus and walking tours, a show and sale, workshops, lectures, presentations, evening receptions, and a silent auction.

But, Craftsman Weekend, which actually spans a four-day period, is the crème de la crème, quintessential event for lovers of the architectural Arts & Crafts movement.

Here’s a not-so-quick quick rundown…

On Thursday, Nov. 13, Craftsman Weekend begins at 2 p.m. with an Old Pasadena presentation and tour, followed by an evening of cocktails, a presentation, and dinner at The Raymond Restaurant. Costs for each event begin at $22 and $25 respectively.

Friday, Nov. 14:
The Gamble House and Its Place in the History of Pasadena Architecture: 9-11 a.m.; from $27.
Asian-Inspired Influences on the Design of the Gamble House: 9-11 a.m.; from $27.
By Threads Embroidery Workshop: 9 a.m.-noon; from $76.
Loma Walking Tour; from $22. Times: 9 a.m., 9:30, 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m (tours run 2 hours)
Sassafrass Tile Workshop: 1-4 p.m.; from $76.
Highland Park Walking Tour: 2-4:30 p.m.; from $22.
Evening reception at The Judson Studios: 5-7:30 p.m.; from $54


All photos courtesy of Pasadena Heritage

All photos courtesy of Pasadena Heritage


Saturday, Nov. 15:
Bungalow Heaven Walking Tour; from $22. Times: 9, 9:30, 10 & 10:30 a.m.
Greene & Greene – Inspired Presentation: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; from $16
Greene & Greene – Inspired Bus Tour: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; from $40
The Craftsman-era Kitchen: 11 a.m.-noon; from $16
Dreaming Small: Intimate Interiors. 1 p.m.-2 p.m.; from $16
South Marengo Walking Tour: from $22. Times: 1, 1:30, 2, and 2:30 p.m. (tour runs 2 hours)
Preserving a Greene & Greene: 2:30-5 p.m.; from $72
It’s All in the Details with historic architect William Ellinger III: 3-4 p.m.; from $16
Evening reception at the Greene & Greene Crow-Crocker House: 5-7:30 p.m.; from $12




Sunday, Nov. 16:
Craftsman House Tour, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; from $45.

For complete details, prices, and to purchase tickets to these events, visit

For more info, visit or call 1.626.441.6333.

The Antiques & Contemporary Furnishings and Decorative Arts Sale runs Saturday-Sunday (9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. respectively). Forty-exhibitors will be on site with pottery, tiles, metal work, wallpaper, stencils, and books from the Craftsman era or inspired by the period. The event is held at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St. 91101. Admission is free.




The Raymond; courtesy photo

The Raymond; courtesy photo





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